Changing cap of personal Excel gloss for Wordfast
Thread poster: xxxdholmes
xxxdholmes
France
Local time: 13:13
French to English
Feb 9, 2006

Hello, I've recently started learning Wordfast and have imported my personal glossary - but... it's in capitals which means changing cap every time I use it. I've heard that there's away of changing cap for the whole Excel file at once, I've about 1500 entries and don't fancy going through line by line.
Also, can I do the change directly in the xt Wordfast gloss or do I do have to change the original one first then reimport ?
Thanks for any help,
Dianne


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Marek Buchtel  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 13:13
Member (2005)
English to Czech
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Use Pandora's Box Feb 9, 2006

Dianne Holmes Brown wrote:

Hello, I've recently started learning Wordfast and have imported my personal glossary - but... it's in capitals which means changing cap every time I use it. I've heard that there's away of changing cap for the whole Excel file at once, I've about 1500 entries and don't fancy going through line by line.
Also, can I do the change directly in the xt Wordfast gloss or do I do have to change the original one first then reimport ?
Thanks for any help,
Dianne


You can try the PB command CopyTermsWithCase
(quoting from WF manual): When the Ctrl+Alt+down shortcut is used to paste a glossary term's translation into the target segment, this command instructs Wordfast to apply the source segment's term's case to the pasted term.

This should solve the problem.

You can find Pandora's Box in the Setup Tab

Good luck

Marek


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dieter haake  Identity Verified
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Shift/F3 Feb 9, 2006

.. but try first with the copy of another file

HTH

didi


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Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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You can do it using Excel formulas Feb 9, 2006

Dianne Holmes Brown wrote:

I've about 1500 entries and don't fancy going through line by line.

Dianne


One way you can do it is using Excel formulas.

Say that in Columns A and B you have you capitalized entries (SL and TL), which you would like to have in all lower case:

A B C D
1 HAT CAPPELLO
2 CAT GATTO

1) in cell C1 (or the first free cell) enter the formula =LOWER(A1)
2) in cell C1 you will now see "hat"
3) copy the formula to cell D1 (where you will now see "cappello")
4) select cells from C1 to D1500, and hit CTRL+D, to copy the formulas to all the lines of your glossaries
5) select columns C and D together
6) copy columns C and D
7) paste special (in another spreadsheet, or in a different location of your spreadsheet) using the paste "values" option (this will past the result of the formulas, and not the formulas themselves)
8) save

Done


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GoodWords  Identity Verified
Mexico
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In Word Feb 10, 2006

Another way is to copy the table into Word. Now you have Word's Change Case and Search&Replace functions available. When the task is completed, copy the table back into Excel.

[Edited at 2006-02-10 01:14]


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xxxdholmes
France
Local time: 13:13
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Thankyou all Feb 10, 2006

Many thanks to all, I'll try the various ways when I get time. Why is it that when you want to spend time improving technique a load of work suddenly appears!

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