Hey, I don't know if it's really stupid to give these hints, but perhaps they can help you. (they could have helped me)
First off, I had no experience working in notepad before trying to make my own game. However, I have found two things that might save you some time.
Since I'm not a native English speaker / writer I tend to write everything in word first, and than copy it to notepad. Of course, the quotation marks ( " and ' ) will be changed in a ? when you try to play the game if you don’t chance them in notepad. The quickest way to do so I think is:
First select and copy a unrecognized quotation marks (use ctrl c). Then use ctrl f to search and past with ctrl v.
It will only show the quotation marks of the type you selected. When I work on my laptop I can't really see the difference between a recognized and an unrecognized quotation mark so it’s a good way to work I think.
The most horrible discovery I made earlier today. By simply pressing ctrl g you can jump to a line number. Which, if you use the randomtest and quicktest can save you A LOT OF TIME.
Ok, that is all. Hope it can help someone. And if someone got good tips, please share them.