Issue 75218 - Convert Case: Initial Caps
Summary: Convert Case: Initial Caps
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 1601
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: stefan.baltzer
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-03-07 23:25 UTC by crxssi
Modified: 2007-03-08 13:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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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.


*** 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.