Overwriting content in target
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Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Oct 10, 2012

I am trying to find a shortcut that copies content from AutoSearch and overwrites existing target content, but to no avail. I tried Ctrl+Shift+1 (or any other number) as explained in manual but no luck. The only one that works is Ctrl+Shift+R, but in that case, the specific AutoSearch match has to be selected first.

To copy a term from the AutoSearch window into the target column
1 Press Ctrl+1 (or whichever number is associated with that entry).
If you press Ctrl+Shift+1 (or whichever number is associated with that entry), you can copy the respective term into the target field by overwriting the existing content.
If you press Ctrl+Shift+R (or Ctrl+Shift+E for the AutoSearch - Segments window), you can copy the respective term into the target field by overwriting the existing content.


DVX2 8.0.572


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Ctrl+Alt+Num 1 Oct 10, 2012

When using the NumPad it is Ctrl+Alt+1...n

Otherwise Ctrl+Shift+1...n works.

This shortcut is not listed in the Help file, but you can see it under Tools>Customize...>Keyboard>Insert category.


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I have tried Ctrl+Alt+Num1 Oct 10, 2012

Yes, I have tried Ctrl+Alt+Num1 too. Does not work either, it copies text too without overwriting.
Adding a new shortcut key on that shortcut had the same result.

[Edited at 2012-10-10 22:30 GMT]


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Perhaps I am missing a feature Oct 10, 2012

I normally select (highlight) the text to be overwritten (with Ctrl+Shift+Right/Left Arrows) and press Ctrl+1...n

In any case you have to select it, don't you. So what is the point of other shortcuts?


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The point Oct 10, 2012

of other shortcuts is to quickly insert (overwrite) based on the portion number. It is faster than selecting first with Ctrl+Shift+Right/Left Arrows and then inserting.

But here the point is not inserting, but overwriting (with one shortcut, WITHOUT having selected the existing target text), this is what does not work as expected with the number shortcuts.

[Edited at 2012-10-10 22:40 GMT]


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I don't think it works Oct 10, 2012

You need to select the text to be replaced, otherwise how can DVX know which word to overwrite?


I think there is something wrong in the explanation of those shortcuts. Ctrl+Shift+1...n or Ctrl+Alt+(num)1...n do not overwrite but insert and change case only.


See http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/dejavu-l/message/40275




[Edited at 2012-10-11 00:18 GMT]


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I see Oct 11, 2012

So indeed it is inconsistency of the program and documentation. I would expect full target text overwrite (without selection) as it is done with Ctrl+Shift+R.

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