The post below from 2011 gave a really good script for pasting unformatted text into Word for Mac.
I'm a student, using this to help with quoting in essays, but I have no experience writing apple script. I've found a few scripts that wrap selected text in " marks (e.g. https://www.macworld.com/article/2038095/5-automator-workflows-everyone-should-have.html ) but have no idea how they could be integrated with the first script so that the unformatted text that is pasted has " marks wrapped around it.
Is that something someone could help with?