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#279894
Despite finding a wish dating from around 2004 there seems to have been little to no movement to increase our text edit functionality. While I totally get ArchiCAD isn't a word processing program we find the text is incredibly clunky to use when trying to produce a lot of text, notes & lists.

The current frustration is the ability to convert from lower case to caps, as all caps is a council requirement here.

Have I missed something and this is possible, do we have to install an add-on, or do we just keep waiting while copying to word, converting to caps and copying back through!!

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TIA :) Joe
#279964
I don't think you can use spell checker with all caps anyway. ?
I see that the new ARCHICAD-TALK Forum automatically makes all caps for topic titles so I can't keep using ArchiCAD instead of ARCHICAD :lol:
#279987
I break up long bits of text into blocks for each paragraph, that at least makes editing a lot easier.

For caps conversion you are stuck with copy/pasting as far as I know...

You could maybe cheat with an all caps font.
#280036
If you are working with a lot of text, you could do the whole thing in Word, and then copy the result, then start a Text Block and paste it there. Most of the formatting should come through properly.
#281058
Thanks folks, looks like we're going to have to continue working with our current workflow. Very frustrating when you get manufacturers standard details etc and have to re-write every note in CAPS!!
#282173
Thanks folks, looks like we're going to have to continue working with our current workflow. Very frustrating when you get manufacturers standard details etc and have to re-write every note in CAPS!!
Not a problem is it? I keep Microsoft Word open all the time just for that reason.
Copy and Paste.
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https://www.screencast.com/t/DUDHkQDdv
#282511
From our perspective it's pretty basic text functionality & an additional step that really shouldn't be required, especially in a program as intelligent in other ways such as ArchiCAD. It may not take a lot of additional time, but it still does take time & unfortunately time = money in this capitalist world of ours!
Thanks folks, looks like we're going to have to continue working with our current workflow. Very frustrating when you get manufacturers standard details etc and have to re-write every note in CAPS!!
Not a problem is it? I keep Microsoft Word open all the time just for that reason.
Copy and Paste.
2018-05-30_6-12-03.png
https://www.screencast.com/t/DUDHkQDdv
#295311
Totally agree - this is essential functionality - for example when there is a need to convert an existing project with hundreds of separate notes from one text format to the other (facing this right now!)

We are so long overdue for a global graphical style management system, with one central place to manage and update all text, notes, dimensions, marker types etc
#295312
Yes. It does seem like something very useful to everyone. Select All Text, Select All Dimensions, Select All Labels ... way too much work for anything more than a single drawing something. An entire project? That's a lot of work. And it should be so easy. I bet this is something that could be done with a Python script, but if it can be done like that, then it ought to be a feature of the program so we don't have to become coders. Perhaps it is more complicated than it seems. I wouldn't know.
#295392
There is a website you can use to convert your text to all caps: https://convertcase.net

The spell check in ARCHICAD will check words in all caps, if you have Microsoft Office set to do so. Open Word, click Options on the very bottom left, and then click on Proofing. Make sure that “Ignore words in UPPERCASE” is unchecked. If this box is checked, the spell check will not proof any words in all caps.