Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Convert Case: Initial Caps|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||issues@sw <issues>|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description crxssi 2007-03-07 23:25:26 UTC
OpenOffice writer has a feature, like most word processors, called "Convert Case", which can be used to convert a document to all uppercase or all lowercase letters. However, it is lacking a very important option, which is available in many word processors (including WordPerfect) called "Initial Caps". Initial Caps will first go through the document and convert everything to lowercase. Then it semi-intelligently goes through the docuement and changes the first character of each sentence to uppercase. Finally, it tries to identify common acronyms (like Mr., Mrs., HTML, E-Mail, etc) and make sure those are also either initial caps or all caps. I am surprised Writer still doesn't have this feature. The first part (just the beginning of each sentence) should be very easy to program, and could be released prior to adding the additional code for acronyms. Anyway, I need this feature all the time when converting documents.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-03-08 09:02:32 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 2 ace_dent 2007-03-08 10:52:07 UTC
Duplicate of Issue 1601. 'crxssi', please make sure you search IssueZilla before raising issues. Cheers. Andrew. *** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 1601 ***
Comment 3 ace_dent 2007-03-08 10:52:49 UTC
Comment 4 ace_dent 2007-03-08 11:02:38 UTC
'crxssi', I just noticed that you already posted on Issue 1601. You clearly knew that you were raising a duplicate Issue. This is not acceptable- wasting my time as a volunteer, but more importantly the time of developers- that could be better spent fixing issues. In future please interact with this project in a more thoughtful manner.
Comment 5 crxssi 2007-03-08 13:20:24 UTC
Oh- terribly sorry... I completely forgot I had already found and commented on an existing issue. Sometimes my memory is not what it used to be. I have no idea why it didn't come up when I searched before posting. But I do greatly resent your tone. Perhaps before judging what happened and verbally lashing me, you could 1) Realize that it could have been an honest mistake (which it was) 2) Realize that *I AM ALSO* a volunteer, trying to help make OpenOffice better, just like you. Thank you for volunteering your time.
Comment 6 ace_dent 2007-03-08 13:45:56 UTC
'crxssi', although IssueTracker is clearly not the best place for personal discussion, I feel it is important that I apologies for my previous comments. I made an unfair and incorrect judgment and was excessively critical. Re-reading my post, it clear that it is myself that needs to interact in a more thoughtful manner in future. Again, I'm sincerely sorry. I often forget what Issues I've already posted on, but find adding a vote or CC'ing myself onto the Issue a fairly convenient way to keep track of it. Regards, Andrew