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A really useful tip: how to toggle between CAPS, no caps and Initial Caps
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Eleni Makantani
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Jun 14, 2008

As I was reading through Corinne McKay's excellent blog on translation, I came across a wonderful tip on how to toggle between CAPS, no caps and Initial Caps. Check it out, you'll love it!

http://thoughtsontranslation.com/2008/06/04/and-just-one-more-tip/

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Damian Harrison
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Thanks for the tip! Jun 14, 2008



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Mykhailo Voloshko  Identity Verified
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Good one! Jun 14, 2008

Thanks!

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Works also in Tageditor and SDLX Jun 14, 2008

The same shortkey works in many applications.

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Mohamed Mehenoun  Identity Verified
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a very useful tip Jun 14, 2008

Hello,

Another tip that I find more than useful for redondant words is:

Imagne that you have the word "Telecommunications" which is repeated a lot in your document, and as a human being you'd rather win some time by just typin something shorter, you just have to highlight it and press ALT+F3, you'll be prompted for a shortcut let's use "tel", then whenever you write "tel" just press F3 tadaaaaa...

I hope it helped.

Best regards,

[Edited at 2008-06-14 20:06]


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Steven Sidore  Identity Verified
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The entire list Jun 14, 2008

I've known about this list for a while now but never thought to share it with the crowds.

The official list of MS Word shortcuts: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290938

Some you know, others you probably didn't!


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Mohamed Mehenoun  Identity Verified
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-thx Jun 14, 2008

thx

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Ryan Ginstrom
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Kicking capitalization up a notch Jun 15, 2008

Gururaj Rao's blog has a macro to turn the selection into title caps. Shift+F3 will turn
paint the house red
to
Paint The House Red
but Gururaj's macro will change it to:
Paint the House Red

Regards,
Ryan Ginstrom


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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Autocorrect Jun 15, 2008

Mohamed Mehenoun wrote:

Hello,

Another tip that I find more than useful for redondant words is:

Imagne that you have the word "Telecommunications" which is repeated a lot in your document, and as a human being you'd rather win some time by just typin something shorter, you just have to highlight it and press ALT+F3, you'll be prompted for a shortcut let's use "tel", then whenever you write "tel" just press F3 tadaaaaa...

I hope it helped.

Best regards,

[Edited at 2008-06-14 20:06]


This can be achieved easily using "Autocorrect" too, in the "Tools" menu. Type in your short form, e.g. "telc" for "telecommunications", and thereafter every time you type "telc", Word will write "telecommunications". Extremely useful for words with lots of fussy accents and so on, e.g. "socgen" for "Société Générale". You can, of course, delete the short forms from your "Autocorrect" list any time you want to.
Best wishes
Jenny


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Juliana Starkman  Identity Verified
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Thanks for this one! Jun 15, 2008

I've already tried it- it's great.

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Haiyang Ai  Identity Verified
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Thanks for sharing Jun 16, 2008

This will save me lots of time.

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ilija5150
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Subscript/superscript Jun 16, 2008

Another useful shortcut is Ctr + +(plus sign) for subscript and Ctr+Shift+ + for superscript.

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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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Autocorrect and Multiterm Jun 16, 2008

The advantage of Autocorrect as suggested by Jenny Forbes is that you don't have to move your fingers from the 'home key ' position (always a source of typos for me...)

- The other method I use is Multiterm. Things like days of the week & months - without caps in source language, with and sometimes spelled differently in target... just insert them as required, no more pestember, cOtober NOvember DEcmeber ....

Then any clients whose names turn up reguarly, with preferred titles: e.g. does the 'big boss' call himself Managing Director or CEO, and which one of the others is the Finance Manager - or was (s)he the CFO?

I used to look for them in the concordance, but found it well worthwhile adding them to Multiterm at the second or third appearance.

Thanks for all the other tips everyone - I'll try them out!


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Tobia P
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customizing keyboard shortcuts in Word Jun 16, 2008

I use my own customized keyboard shortcuts in Word, it can be done quite easily and you can assign combinations that are easier to remember than the default ones.

I use Office 2007. In Word, click on the Office button (top left corner), then Word Options, then Customize and finally the Customize button at the bottom.

Here is how to do it in Word 2003: http://office.microsoft.com/training/Training.aspx?AssetID=RP060786291033&CTT=6&Origin=RC060785951033
(despite what the article says, you can use shortcuts that are already assigned to something else).



[Edited at 2008-06-16 16:33]


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FarkasAndras
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now that's something Jun 16, 2008

Steven Sidore wrote:

I've known about this list for a while now but never thought to share it with the crowds.

The official list of MS Word shortcuts: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290938

Some you know, others you probably didn't!


Thanks ever so much.

I knew about the caps change (it is in the Format (?) menu and you can even create a button for it if you use it a lot and don't want to have to dig it up from the menu every time, or remember the shortcut.)
But this full shortcut list is new to me and potentially very useful.


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