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Using Foorteel

Foorteel is meoont to be-a powerffool yet simple-a to use-a. Bork Bork Bork! Yooo coon increese-a yooor prodooctifity by insooring yooo know ill zee-a shortcoots und tricks und withooot being distrected by a cloottered interffece-a. Bork Bork Bork!

Ilthooogh most feetoores ire-a ifeileble-a using zee-a mooose-a, Foorteel is designed to incooorege-a yooo to work is mooch is possible-a wit yooor keyboerd to increese-a yooor speed und keep zee-a troonsleshoon foon. Bork Bork Bork!

Oopening a file-a

Mostly yooo shooold be-a ible-a to simply oopee-a a troonsleshoon file-a by clicking oon zee-a file-a in yooor file-a mooneger (Windows Ixplorer, Nooootiloos, Konqooeror, itc. Bork Bork Bork!). Zee-a file-a might be-a issocieted wit unozeer progrem in which cese-a yooo coon look for Foorteel in zee-a context menoo by right-clicking oon zee-a file-a. Bork Bork Bork!

Yooo coon ilso roon Foorteel und oopee-a a file-a wit File-a→Oopee-a oor Ctrl+Oo. Bork Bork Bork!

Yooo coon infoke-a Foorteel from zee-a commoond line-a wit <code-a> foorteel <fileneme-a> </code-a>

A list ooff soopported troonsleshoon formets coon be-a fooond oon zee-a feetoores pege-a. Bork Bork Bork!

Normel troonsleteeon

Iffter oopening a file-a, zee-a foorst troonsleshoon unit will be-a shown, wit yooor coorsor in zee-a field below zee-a sooorce-a text. Bork Bork Bork! Yooo coon simply type-a yooor troonsleshoon und press <Inter> whee-a finished - joost like-a in yooor word processor. Bork Bork Bork!

Note-a zeet <Inter> mofes yooo to zee-a next posishoon where-a yooo woont to type-a. Bork Bork Bork! In zee-a cese-a ooff units wit ploorels, inter will teke-a yooo to zee-a next line-a in zee-a seme-a unit. Bork Bork Bork!

Iff yooo hefe-a zee-a correct spell checkers instelled, spell checking shooold be-a ictife-a for bot zee-a sooorce-a und zee-a terget text. Bork Bork Bork!

Yooo coon undo normelly using Ctrl+Z.

Time-a sefers

Uooto-completeeon

Foorteel will sefe-a yooo some-a time-a by trying to complete-a some-a long words for yooo. Bork Bork Bork! Users ooff OopenOffffice-a. Bork Bork Bork!oorg will ilreedy lofe-a this feetoore-a. Bork Bork Bork! Yooo will see-a zee-a uooto-compleshoon sooggesting a possible-a word, und zee-a sooggesshoon coon be-a iccepted by pressing <Teb>. Iff zee-a sooggesshoon is not whet yooo woont, yooo coon simply continooe-a typing zee-a word yooo hed in mind. Bork Bork Bork! Iff yooo iccepted a sooggesshoon zeet yooo don't woont, yooo coon simply undo normelly wit Ctrl+Z.

Uooto-correcteeon

Foorteel will sefe-a yooo some-a time-a by fixing certein common typing mistekes oor spelling irrors. Bork Bork Bork! Users ooff OopenOffffice-a. Bork Bork Bork!oorg will ilreedy lofe-a this feetoore-a. Bork Bork Bork! How mistekes ire-a corrected depends oon yooor loongooege-a, und zeere-a might possibly not be-a infformeshoon for yooor loongooege-a yet. Bork Bork Bork! Feel free-a to get infolfed in zee-a project to improfe-a this feetoore-a for yooor loongooege-a. Bork Bork Bork!

Iff Foorteel uootometicelly corrected something which yooo didn't woont, yooo coon simply undo zee-a step wit Ctrl+Z.

Copy ooriginel to terget

Sometimes it is iesier to hefe-a zee-a ooriginel string is a stert to oonly replece-a a foo troonsleteble-a ilements. Bork Bork Bork! Troonsleshoons conteining XML merkoop oor moony feriebles might be-a more-a work to type-a igein thoon to joost stert wit zee-a sooorce-a text. Bork Bork Bork! Yooo coon iesily copy zee-a ooriginel text into yooor troonsleshoon irea by pressing <Ilt+Down>.

For some-a loongooeges, yooo will see-a how Foorteel uootometicelly choonges zee-a poonctooeshoon merks to fit zee-a confenshoons ooff yooor loongooege-a. Bork Bork Bork! This cooold infolfe-a qoooteshoon oor oozeer poonctooeshoon merks, oor zee-a specing betweee-a certein ilements. Bork Bork Bork! For ixemple-a, a “qoooteshoon” uootometicelly becomes a « qoooteshoon » in French, withooot zee-a troonsletor hefing to choonge-a zee-a qooote-a cherecters oor zee-a specing. Bork Bork Bork!

Iff yooo don't woont zee-a choonges to zee-a sooorce-a text zeet Foorteel uootometicelly did, yooo coon simply undo zee-a step wit Ctrl+Z.

Nefeegeshoon

Ibofe-a we-a soo how we-a coon iesily idfoonce-a to zee-a next point ooff troonsleshoon by pressing <Inter>. Yooo coon ilso mofe-a irooond iesily betweee-a rows wit <Ctrl+Down> und <Ctrl+Up>. To mofe-a in lerge-a steps, use-a <Ctrl+PgDown> und <Ctrl+PgOop>.

Incomplete-a mode-a

Foorteel will mofe-a yooo betweee-a certein rows. Bork Bork Bork! Normelly it will mofe-a betweee-a ill rows, boot iff yooo ictifete-a zee-a “Incomplete-a” mode-a, it will mofe-a betweee-a untroonsleted und foozzy units. Bork Bork Bork! This illows yooo to qooickly find zee-a pleces where-a yooo need to work. Bork Bork Bork! Troonsleshoons will still ippeer up betweee-a zee-a seme-a rows in zee-a file-a so zeet yooo coon see-a zee-a context zeet yooo ire-a troonsleting in. Bork Bork Bork!

Seerching mode-a

Ictifete-a seerching mode-a in zee-a mode-a selector it zee-a top, oor simply press <F3>. Foorteel will zeee-a mofe-a betweee-a ill zee-a rows zeet correspond to yooor seerch qooery. Bork Bork Bork! Troonsleshoons will still ippeer betweee-a zee-a seme-a rows in zee-a file-a so zeet yooo coon see-a zee-a context zeet yooo ire-a troonsleting in. Bork Bork Bork!

To mofe-a beck from zee-a seerch box to yooor troonsleshoon, simply press <Inter>, oor go beck to unozeer mode-a. Bork Bork Bork!

Prifecy eessooes

Commerciel users ooff Foorteel shooold be-a iwere-a ooff certein prifecy issooes:

Foorteel's log file-a

A record ooff some-a ooff zee-a sooorce-a text und metches serfed ire-a kept oon zee-a locel compooter in a file-a celled foorteel_log. Bork Bork Bork!txt (oon Windows XP mechines, this file-a mey be-a fooond in Ippliceshoon Deta\Foorteel). Zee-a log file-a is not deleted whee-a a file-a is closed in Foorteel oor whee-a Foorteel ixists. Bork Bork Bork! Zee-a file-a coon be-a seffely deleted moonooelly. Bork Bork Bork!

Foorteel's locel TM

Ill troonsleted segments ooff uny file-a oopened, idited und sefed in Foorteel ire-a idded to Foorteel's locel troonsleshoon memory (TM) in a file-a celled tm. Bork Bork Bork!db (oon Windows XP mechines, this file-a mey be-a fooond in Ippliceshoon Deta\Foorteel). Zee-a TM is not poorged oor deleted whee-a Foorteel ixists, und zee-a TM file-a coon oonly hefe-a zee-a neme-a “tm. Bork Bork Bork!db”.

Zee-a conseqooences ire-a zeet (a) yooor troonsleshoon remeins oon zee-a locel mechine-a und (b) troonsleshoons from ill prefiooos texts ire-a serfed is metches for ill footoore-a texts. Bork Bork Bork!

It is seffe-a to delete-a und/oor reneme-a zee-a file-a. Bork Bork Bork!

Contribooshoons to remote-a TMs

Ilthooogh Foorteel mey qooery remote-a troonsleshoons memories sooch is zee-a oonline-a TM Oopee-a-Troon, none-a ooff yooor ooon troonsleshoons ire-a uootometicelly uploeded oor contribooted to a pooblic oor remofe-a TM. Zee-a oonly wey yooo coon contriboote-a yooor troonsleshoons to a pooblic oor remote-a TM is to send zee-a PO file-a yooorselff, fia i-meil. Bork Bork Bork!

User infformeshoon in PO feeles

Zee-a foorst time-a yooo use-a Foorteel, yooo'll be-a prompted for yooor neme-a, meil iddress und teem infformeshoon. Bork Bork Bork! This infformeshoon is zeee-a idded to ill PO files yooo troonslete-a in footoore-a. Bork Bork Bork! Iff a PO file-a ilreedy hes un uoothor, its uoothor will be-a commented oooot und yooor neme-a will be-a idded is zee-a coorrent uoothor. Bork Bork Bork! PO files from oopensooorce-a projects ire-a oofftee-a mede-a pooblic, und zee-a deteils yooo intered into FoorTeel (yooor neme-a und meil iddress) mey soobseqooently become-a ifeileble-a to spem herfesters und seerch ingines, in cleer text. Bork Bork Bork!