Issue 83215 - Making life easier for sloppy typists - add a Capitalization Macro for key shortcut
Summary: Making life easier for sloppy typists - add a Capitalization Macro for key sh...
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2.1
Hardware: All All
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2007-11-01 18:50 UTC by gnor
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:42 UTC (History)
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Description gnor 2007-11-01 18:50:44 UTC
Dear Members!

If you have a heavy or light hand, capitalisation tends to get wrong.

Emacs and other decent editors have keyboard shortcuts to fix this.

Browsing the file tree of an OOo 2.1.x installation dumped me into the
"Capitalise" macro both in BeanShell and Python code.

In OOo 2.1.x the elaborate auto-word-select code refused to work, you had to
double-click to get it fully selected beforehand.

This has been fixed in OOo 2.2.x.

It is no problem to assign this to a key combination.

Here my suggestions:

A good key combination (I'll use Emacsese for these) is S-f3.

This one did exactly the same as your "Capitalise" macro back in DOS-Word 4.0
and 5.0. I had also DOS-Word 5.5, but this was superseded too soon with WinWord

In the Writer, fortunately you can assign this to OOo globally. This global
option is not available in the other components.

To popularise this, I suggest to configure the keyboard this way by default,
and, not unimportant, advertise it in the help and the tips, albeit practically
 everybody switches off the tips. If he can search it in the help, much less
traffic will be generated from newbies.

Kind regards

Norbert Grün
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-11-02 10:39:44 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.