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How to Create a File List of the Contents of a Folder

 

RTF Formatting Codes

 

Miri Orfek

 

 

To understand a code in Déjà Vu and you try the "See in context (F6)" function. All you see are cryptic codes. The page below can help you:

Appendix B: Index of RTF Control Words


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ANSI Codes (Characters & Controls)

One can insert the characters in the first column using the keys presented in the second column. E.g.: to insert the degree symbol, press 0176 while pressing the Alt key.

Characters

º

Alt+0186

ª

Alt+0170

° (degrees)

Alt+0176

® (Registered Mark)
Ctrl+Alt+R

Alt+0174

© (Copyright)
Ctrl+Alt+C

Alt+0169

™ (Trade Mark)

Alt+0153

€ (Euro)

Alt+0128

£ (Pound)

Alt+0163

§ (Paragraph)

Alt+0167

Hyphen Alt+0045

Non-breaking hyphen

Alt+0173

– (n-dash) 
Ctrl+Shift+dash

Alt+0150

— (m-dash) 

Alt+0151

• (bullet)

Alt+0149

· (middle dot)

Alt+0183

“ (opening quotes)

Alt+0147

” (closing quotes)

Alt+0148

¼ Alt+0188
½ Alt+0189
¾ Alt+0190
² (Square) Alt+0178
³ (Cube) Alt+0179
Controls
Space Alt+0032

Non-breaking space
Ctrl+Shift+Space
[nbsp] in html docs.

Or, in DVX: \~

Alt+0160

Tabulation (Tab) Alt+0009
Line Feed (LF) Alt+0010
Carriage Return (CR)

Or, in Word's F&R box: ^013

Alt+0013

 

You can find other characters in the Character Map. Inside Déjà Vu, press Ctrl+K; there you can see all characters and their corresponding keystrokes in the lower right corner.

To see a complete ASCII table or HTML codes, click here.
To see a complete ANSI table, click here.
For Unicode code charts, click here.


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Word Count

Each tool counts words in its own way. See table below:

Type of text

Word

Open Office

Trados

Déjà Vu

Wordfast

SDLX

Transit

Numbering*
E.g.:
1. Attention

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bullets*
E.g.:
• Attention

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Numbers
E.g.: 20

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

Symbols
($, %, &)

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

Abbreviations
(i.e.; e.g.; etc.)

1

1

1

each letter

1

each letter

1

Hyphenated words

1

each word

each word

1

each word

1

each word

Hypehated numbers
E.g.:
555-555-5555

1 each number each number 1 0 1 0

*How the tool count, e.g., "1." or "•".

Additionally, Word doesn't count text in text boxes, index entries, headers; Déjà Vu does. Déjà Vu imports a Word text box twice.

Note: Data was gathered from many and contradicting sources. We have never checked them all.

There are some third-party programs that can be used to count words:
PractiCount, WebBudget XT, etc. —but there are always problems with the criteria used to count them.

Shaune Kelly developed a Macro to make a complete word count in Word (including text boxes, header, footer, etc.): http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/CompleteWordCount/index.html 

 


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How to Create a File List of the Contents of a Folder

A simple task, but it seems Windows does not have an easy solution. This can be done from the Command Prompt or from Outlook, see Microsoft's Support Page.

You can use a third-party software like LS; rjhExtensions or Directory Printer.


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