#1 : 17/06-15 19:49
First, let me thank you for all the time that Advanced Renamer has saved me. Folks like me who are finicky (or obsessive) about adhering to a format style appreciate a helping hand that doesn't squawk about doing it the right way, once.
Just a brief note to the majority of normal folks who don't find it necessary to submit themselves to such torture. I am a byproduct of 1960's Roman Catholic parochial schooling reinforced by a father who was a career military officer had no concept of the term "wiggle" room. In addition my father and his parents were Jesuit educated, which did not bode well for the wigglers. Before that is it guaranteed they were towing the line all the way back in Cork.
Returning to my question, I follow the AP Style of formatting titles. The rules and specificities do not lend itself to a simple adaption for Advanced Renamers. However, I was wondering if it is possible to create a simple "cheater's" version of the AP Stylebook for Advanced Renamer. Here is what I am hoping to accomplish. Is it possible to get AR to capitalize all words ...
a, and, the (popular articles)
and, but, (popular conjunctions)
at, by, for, from, in, into, of, off, on, onto, out, over, to, up, with (popular prepositions, less than 5 letters)
I would be happy if you could show me how to create these exceptions when capitalizing the first letter of each word. It would be the responsibility of the user to apply the myriad of exceptions and adaptions.
In case anyone is interested, I will paste a one page cheat sheet for following the AP Stylebook of capitalization of song titles, movie titles, book titles, etc.
Capitalization Rules for Song Titles
Provided by Standard MIDI Files on the Net
1. The first and last words are always capitalized, and all except the words listed below are capitalized.
2. These are lower-case, unless they are the first word or last word.
• articles: a, an, the
• conjunctions: and, but, or, nor
• prepositions that are less than five letters long: at, by, for, from, in, into, of, off, on, onto, out, over, to, up, with
• as (only if it is followed by a noun)
3. Prepositions are sometimes capitalized.
• Prepositions are capitalized when they are the first or last word.
• Prepositions that are part of two-word "phrasal verbs" (Come On, Hold On, etc....) are capitalized.
• Prepositions that are over four letters long. (across, after, among, beyond, ...)
4. These short words are capitalized.
Some people occasionally forget to capitalize these.
• also, be, if, than, that, thus, when
• as (if it is followed by a verb)
These are some phrases in which the preposition needs to be capitalized.