DNS 11 and initial caps
Thread poster: James McVay

James McVay  Identity Verified
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Apr 13, 2011

I just upgraded from DNS 10 to DNS 11, and I love it so far. I do have one problem, however. I'm using it with Microsoft Word 2007 and WordFast classic. DNS 10 automatically capitalizes the first letter when moving to new segment. DNS 11 doesn't--it leaves the initial letter uncapitalized. Is there some setting in DNS 11 or in MS Word that I'm not aware of?

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Claire Cox
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Wordfast command Apr 13, 2011

I use DNS11 with Wordfast Classic too and have found that the initial letter is still capitalised. However, as far as I'm aware, this is a Wordfast command (Capitalize First Target Letter) in Pandora's box, rather than a specific Dragon feature. Have you checked that this is enabled?

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That's not it Apr 14, 2011

Pandora's box is enabled and Capitalize First Target Letter is also enabled, but the initial letter in a target segment is lowercase.

It's not a big deal, but having the first letter capitalized automatically would save the fraction of a second it takes to say "cap." And fractions of seconds do add up.


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Tom Fennell
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Trados and initial caps Apr 14, 2011

I find the "cap" also really reduces flow and introduces recognition errors.

Trados also does not provide the cap.

I think this may be due to a lack of compliance with the SAPI protocol for speech recognition.....

I sure would like a solution!


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Claire Cox
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Does pressing Alt + Down not cause it to change? Apr 14, 2011

I find that with the PB command enabled, when I press Alt Down to validate the segment, the initial letter is automatically capitalised, even if it isn't capitalised as I dictate. Does this not work for you?

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Just not working… Apr 14, 2011

Claire Cox wrote:

I find that with the PB command enabled, when I press Alt Down to validate the segment, the initial letter is automatically capitalised, even if it isn't capitalised as I dictate. Does this not work for you?


No, it doesn't capitalize after I validate a segment either.


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Claire's right Apr 16, 2011

After more experience using DNS 11 with WordFast Classic I have found that Claire is right. The initial letter in a segment usually capitalized is when I validate the segment by pressing ALT+down. Not always, though. However, I do wonder why the change...

On balance, DNS is a definite productivity boost. It seems to be more accurate, for one thing; and some irritating time-consuming quirks with the way it collaborated with MS Word have been fixed. For example, when I selected a word or phrase for correction with DNS 10, it would sometimes replace letters from words I hadn't selected, or it would delete the space between words. And if I corrected or inserted a word on the left of any line in a segment -- not just the first one -- it would always get capitalized.


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