How to automatically capitalize first letter of sentences?
Thread poster: Marius Reika

Marius Reika  Identity Verified
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Sep 28, 2006

Hi,

Unable to find this function (does it even exist?) anywhere in DVX. Seems to be a minor detail but always having to capitalize the first letter manually after years in Word annoys me every time when I start a new sentence.

Thx for any tips.
Marius


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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An idea.. Sep 28, 2006

Have you tried activating:

Tools / Options / General / Conversions / Allow case conversions
and ../ Control leading/trailing symbols ?

I am not sure that this will have the desired effect,
but this function in Word has always annoyed me..

Harry


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Marius Reika  Identity Verified
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Doesn't work... Sep 28, 2006

Harry Bornemann wrote:

Have you tried activating:

Tools / Options / General / Conversions / Allow case conversions
and ../ Control leading/trailing symbols ?


According to DVX help, "Case conversion—If enabled, Déjà Vu X Professional will automatically convert the case of a word in the target to the case of the source."

I have this function enabled but despite it, I must always capitalize the 1st word. Seems I will have to forget it.

Thanks for the tip anyway!
Marius


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Only Magic can help Sep 28, 2006

Do you know DVX Shift+F3?

It changes a selected word in the following cycle:
- first letter uppercase, the rest lowercase
- all lowercase
- all uppercase

When you are familiar with this function,
you can use it with a macro tool like Iolo MacroMagic
( http://www.iolo.com/mm )
to save a segment and go to the next one,
passing over the first word of the segment,
to select it and perform a Shift+F3.

MacroMagic works well with DVX, although not with Trados Tageditor.

I am using it for many functions, particularly because it offers "magic words" instead of Hotkeys, so I can keep my 10 fingers on the keys, even for mouse actions.

For example, I type "jj" instead of Ctrl + Down.

HTH,
Harry


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Marius Reika  Identity Verified
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DVX Magic Sep 28, 2006

Harry Bornemann wrote:
Do you know DVX Shift+F3?

It changes a selected word in the following cycle:
- first letter uppercase, the rest lowercase
- all lowercase
- all uppercase


Yeah, I use it when I need it (with a more comfortable hotkey)
Fortunately, in DVX you can choose any hotkey combo you want, not as in TagEditor, as you mentioned.

As for the Iolo Magic, thanks for mentioning. I was using it for some time but dropped it. Will try it again with DVX and see how it goes.

Thanks for reply!
Marius


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Ilde Grimaldi  Identity Verified
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the setting wroks, but ... Sep 30, 2006

I find that this setting ("Allow case conversions") works, but with two important notes:

- it does not work/apply to lexicon entries (that is when the term to be managed comes from lexicon!)

- it does not work if the TDB entry has different capitalization for source and target. For example, if in a rush you enter "House" = "casa" and the setting "Allow case conversions" is on, the translation of "House" in first position will be "casa", because the program assumes the difference is intentional. Instead, if you enter "house" = "casa" in the TDB and have that setting on, "House" in first position will be translated as "Casa".

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Ilde


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