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.
Heather Carpio commented
I am voting for adding these additional options to character styles -> Case. Adding lowercase would help a lot when sending documents out for translations.
One of the main issues we run into is when there are cross-references pointing to a capitalized numbers list (Figure 1, Table 1) that is part of a paragraph style. To put it properly in the other language, they want to take away the capital letters in the body text cross-references.
We have found a temporary workaround. However, the resulting issue is that a large amount of cross-references end up out-of-date. This could lead to not updating cross-references that do actually need an update. This workaround also involves having to repeat the workaround every time there is a change, and more importantly, remembering to repeat the workaround.
I need this feature for every day use!
Thurid Wadewitz commented
Try solving this problem via GREP!
Like so many things in InDesign this seems like basic functionality missing from the app. Please take it out of the back log and add this simple feature.
@RY that’s what I do already re keyboard shortcuts but you still have to go into/select each text item when you do this, where a style would be faster to apply to hundreds at once.
Stop waiting on them and create your own keyboard shortcuts for this—it's what I've done.
I do not understand why there is a shortcut on the menu bar to ALL CAPS but not Title Case or Sentence case! We need that AND the ability to force it with paragraph or character styles!!
I need this feature!!
João Silva commented
Please add Title Case, Sentence Case and Lowercase to both Paragraph Styles and Character styles. I've had to to this manually so many times!
Rombout Versluijs commented
Why does the case option still dont have lowercase while the file menu has. Also what is "normal", is that dont change??? Make the options global and the same, streamline it.
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Luis Felipe Corullón commented
For those who are requesting this feature...
While it's not possible directly by InDesign, there is a script solution for this: https://corullon.com.br/scripts/product/change-case/
and a big YES please from me. The author insists on loads of capitals everywhere, I want to find the heading style and change All Caps to Title Caps, it would save sooooo much time!
Andrew Sobotka commented
I agree that this would be a great feature to have within InDesign's paragraph or character styles.
I've been having to use lowercase much more often for titles, and it would save a step or two.
Philip Seaton commented
I neeeed this! Pleeeeeeease please please fix this Adobe <3
Janus Bahs Jacquet commented
Using the OpenType All Small Caps is of course the correct way to go; but sometimes, you’re forced by circumstances outside your control to use fonts that do not support this feature and rely on special small-caps fonts, in which case text needs to be all-lowercase to give the same result.
Ruth Ivimey-Cook commented
Adding my vote, with the note that the reason for not being able to use the Change Case command is that I need the style for TOC reference text where the original text should not be modified.
Could I also point out that when you throw small caps into the mix, it is possibly better not to merge setting the desired character case (as in Change Case command) and setting the upper/lower case appearance (small caps etc).
Kathy Kotomaimoce commented
Still waiting for this feature.
This would also be helpful for data merging addresses where the customer wants all lower case addresses.