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Add lowercase, Title, and Toggle to Case in style definition options

When defining a style, under Basic Character Formats, it would be very helpful to force lowercase! (And also add Title and Toggle case options so all case possibilities are present)

This is especially needed when replacing acronyms (usually typed in all-caps in manuscripts) with the appropriate small caps. It is very time consuming to manually retype all-caps acronyms in lowercase, then apply small caps character styling to it!

Try doing this for a 300-page book....you'll want to cut your eyes out.

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  • Chrissy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would also be helpful for data merging addresses where the customer wants all lower case addresses.

  • Jeremy Hart commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    WHY ISN'T THIS A OPTION ALREADY????
    Seriously, all the coding has been done (probably), please make an effort to make as much as possible controllable via paragraph and character styles.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please! Add all the case options in paragraph styles. Currently amending a 100 page document :-(

  • Chris T Green commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I, too, have a multi-page document for which having Title/Sentence case in the Character/Paragraph Styles would simplify its production.

  • Carolyn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please, let us set lowercase and Title Case to paragraph and character styles. This is way overdue.

  • Lindsey Thomas Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Going a little beyond the initial request, it would be useful if title case followed the rules about which words are not to be capitalised: usually, articles, conjunctions and prepositions that do not occur as the first word in the title.

  • ihajo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can we have all the cases from the Type>Change Case> menu inside the paragraph style :)

  • Dean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree, cant believe they add crappy features like paragraph border within a text box, yet dont do the obvious. My client has just decide that on every page of a guideline document that they want Title Case.... 580 pages!!!!!!! great

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