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Is there the 'change case' option in Wordfast Pro?
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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Hi all,

I have lots of 100 matches coming from the TM but they are in small letters instead of ALL CAPS, for example, 'Contraindications' instead of 'CONTRAINDICATIONS'. However, I fail to find the 'change case' option anywhere...

I just can't believe I should retype all this stuff. Am I missing something?
Thanks,
Natalia


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Simon Mountifield  Identity Verified
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Not a solution, but a shortcut Sep 23, 2009

Natalie,

I only have an old version of Wordfast, so I've no idea whether such an option is available in Wordfast Pro. The only case-related feature I'm aware of in Wordfast is for applying penalties if the case is different, but this is obviously not what you want.

The only thing I can suggest, which might save you a little bit of time rather than retyping every word, is to select the target term and then press Shift + F3 - this is a Word shortcut for toggling between upper case and lower case. Obviously not an ideal answer, but hopefully someone might have a better solution.

Good luck,

Simon


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Thank you, Simon! Sep 23, 2009

As WF Pro became a standalone application, it looks like more editing options should be added to it...

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P Forgas  Identity Verified
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shortcut Sep 23, 2009

Hi Natalie

you can select the text and

ctrl+shift+x to upper case it or

ctrl+shift+y to lower case it

P.



[Edited at 2009-09-23 10:13 GMT]


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Alas Sep 23, 2009

It doesn't work. I even tried to change to my own shortcuts, but they do not work either.






[Edited at 2009-09-23 10:55 GMT]


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xxxsardiniangir
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change case still not happening Jan 12, 2010

I have the same problem. Nothing seem to work ... very annoying and time consuming having to re-type everything.
help!


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
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P Forgas wrote:

you can select the text and

ctrl+shift+x to upper case it or

ctrl+shift+y to lower case it



Hi All,

Currently, those shortcuts are not functional, but they should be implemented in next releases.

In the meanwhile, you can use an external tool, if needed.

CAPshift is a free tool, but it works only in the WFP Text View:
http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/index.html#CAPshift
To download:
http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/CAPshift/CAPshift.exe

Lower Case Switcher has a trial version working both in the Text and Table Views:
http://www.lower-case-switcher.com/


HTH,
Yasmin


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Thank you, Yasmin Jan 13, 2010

At present the fastest way is simply copying to Word, change case and copy back. But I think you would agree with me that a good CAT tool should have such options in it. Hopefully this will be implemented in the next release already.

Best,
Natalia


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xxxsardiniangir
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WF 2.4.1 change case option? Dec 13, 2010

I was hoping/expecting that this function would be implemented in this new version.
Will you consider this for your next version please?


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John Di Rico  Identity Verified
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Shift+F3 Dec 13, 2010

Doesn't Shift+F3 work (select word or words first)?

John Di Rico
Wordfast Trainer
www.wordfast.fr


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xxxsardiniangir
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Shift + F3 does not work Dec 14, 2010

I am not sure if it's because I use a mac?
Could not be included in the editing options of the main bar?
Is is maybe possible to create this function and add it to the "Keys" under preferences?
Thank you for your help


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
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Yes Dec 14, 2010

sardiniangirl wrote:

Is is maybe possible to create this function and add it to the "Keys" under preferences?




You can rather re-assign the shortcut.

- Go to WFP "Edit" > "Preferences" > "Keys"
- Place the cursor on the command "Lowercase/Uppercase"; you should now see the shortcut Shift+F3 in the textbox labeled "Binding".
- Remove it by clicking on the "Remove Binding" button. Make sure the textbox is empty.
- You can insert another unassigned shortcut.
- Click "OK" to save changes.


I hope this helps.


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Best regards,
Yasmin Moslem

Wordfast Support Team
www.wordfast.com | www.wordfast.net


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John Di Rico  Identity Verified
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Fn+Shift+F3 Dec 14, 2010

On Mac, you might have to use function because the F3 key on its own is used for the preview of all windows and shift F3 does the same but slows it down.

Hope this helps!
John


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xxxsardiniangir
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it works! Dec 19, 2010

I followed your instructions Yasmin and it works!
thank you so much.
Just so you know, there was nothing in the binding window, no F3, nothing, don't know why, it must be a mac thing.
Cheers


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Lilian Magalhães  Identity Verified
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answer Dec 17, 2013

[quote]Natalie wrote:

Hi all,
shift F3


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