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How to Change the Case of Selected Text in Trados Studio

by Yaron Elharar (@YaronElharar)

Translating should be fun especially when you’re using a friendly platform like Trados Studio. But it can get frustrating when you’re looking for a way to change the case of text. If this sounds familiar, you’re in luck. This article will reveal how to change the text case in Trados Studio so you can focus more on the fun parts of translating!

What Is Trados Studio?

If you’re a translation professional, chances are you turn to Trados Studio more than any other computer-assisted translation (CAT) tool out there. It’s the go-to software for making your work not only more efficient but also consistently accurate. With a range of features at your disposal, including translation memory, Trados Studio is designed to help you save time by reusing previously translated phrases or sentences. It’s versatile, supporting various languages and file types, ensuring that you maintain the precision and consistency of your choice of words across different projects.

Built-in Ways to Change the Case of Text in Trados Studio

You can change text capitalization in Trados Studio through these methods:

Method 1: Advanced Tab
  1. Switch to the editor view in your Trados Studio workspace. 
  2. Highlight the text whose case you want to change.
  3. Navigate to the Advanced Tab.
  4. Select “Change Case” and choose from the available text cases the one that you desire. 
Method 2: Keyboard Shortcuts
  1. Highlight the text whose case you want to change.
  2. Press SHIFT+F3 to toggle among UPPERCASE, Title Case, and lowercase.

How to Use AnyCase to Change Text Case in Trados Studio

AnyCase is a software designed primarily to change the case of text in different applications automatically. When AnyCase is running on your computer, and you want to use it to change the case of text that you’ve typed in any app, you don’t have to exit the app to use AnyCase. You can toggle the case of the text to different cases directly in place.

Here’s how to use AnyCase to change the case of any selected text in Trados Studio:

  1. Download and install AnyCase.
  2. Move the AnyCase window on your monitor to any side of the screen that’s convenient for you.
  3. Select the text whose case you want to change.
  4. Among the case options in the AnyCase window, choose the one that you want to apply to the text. The case of the text will automatically change.

For even faster text case conversion, you can use the shortcuts below.

Table of built-in shortcuts available in AnyCase App

Here are some more reasons why people love using the AnyCase app:

Seeking the ideal combination of simplicity and efficiency in an app can often feel like a lofty goal. However, Trados Studio users attest Why AnyCase is a great addition to their workflow:

Global Case Conversion: AnyCase isn’t just a one-app wonder. Its text conversion abilities extend to many Windows applications, making it your reliable, all-in-one solution.

Personalized Shortcut Options: Have a particular set of keyboard shortcuts you like to use? AnyCase lets you customize them, streamlining text conversion into a uniform, across-the-board process.

Versatile Text Capitalization: You can use AnyCase to change text capitalization in any type of file in Trados Studio. This means that whether you’re working on a spreadsheet or a Word document, AnyCase can help.

Changes Text Case Faster: AnyCase has various ways to change capitalization much faster. You can use the AnyCase window, shortcuts, or the context menu. This saves you time when changing the case of text in a file in Trados Studio. For example, instead of using the formula “=PROPER(A2)” to change text to Title Case in a spreadsheet, you could simply use the “Title Case” option in the AnyCase window. 

Effortless User Interface: When using AnyCase, changing text case in Trados Studio becomes a matter of a quick text highlight and a few keystrokes, negating the need for cumbersome manual adjustments.

Counts Words: AnyCase can count the number of words in any document in Trados Studio. Simply select the words and AnyCase will tell you how many they are. 

Automatically Capitalizes Words: You can tell AnyCase how to capitalize specific words. When converting text including those special words to Title Case or Sentence case, AnyCase will capitalize the words exactly how you told it to capitalize them.

To sum up, while Trados Studio provides native methods like the Advanced Tab and Keyboard Shortcuts for changing text case, these have their limitations. We went over multiple options available to change the case of selected text in Trados Studio, With AnyCase you can seamlessly transform a tedious task into a streamlined and even enjoyable process. Embrace AnyCase to not only enhance text case adjustments, but also to bolster your overall experience across Trados Studio, Download then try the latest version of AnyCase here!

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