At the risk of "seeming to be a proclaimer of foreign divinities" (Acts 17:18), let me suggest taking a look at a different word processor. Nota Bene is designed from the ground up for multilingual, scholarly use, including especially biblical languages. Typing vocalized Hebrew doesn't require changing any other settings, including smart quotes. You put in vowels--and cantillation marks as well--by pressing F6 and selecting from a popup; but after a few minutes the location of the vowels becomes second nature, and you're typing b F6 q to enter a beth with a qamets, for instance, too fast for the popup even to show on the screen. It has lots of other great features, including built-in bibliography and reference management. If you're interested, see http://www.notabene.com/.