3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2011 7:58 AM by MagicToaster

    The Strange Case of Change Case

    MagicToaster Level 1

      My company's name is MCS.  When I'm writing in caps, and then I want to re-use that text in sentence case I use Indesign's change case feature to change caps to sentence case.  When ever my company's name is in the copy, I always have to go back and re-write it as upper case.  I'm afraid that one day Ill forget to do it. 

       

      Is there a setting that I could choose so that this particular combination of letters is always written in caps?

        • 1. Re: The Strange Case of Change Case
          peter minneapolis Level 4

          MagicToaster wrote:

           

          My company's name is MCS.  When I'm writing in caps, and then I want to re-use that text in sentence case I use Indesign's change case feature to change caps to sentence case.  When ever my company's name is in the copy, I always have to go back and re-write it as upper case.  I'm afraid that one day Ill forget to do it. 

           

          Is there a setting that I could choose so that this particular combination of letters is always written in caps?

          In Preverences > Autocorrect, enter the lowercase as wrong and uppercase as correct.

           

          Enable Edit > Spelling > Autocorrect - a check mark indicates it's enabled.

           

          An alternate is to create a text variable and insert it where needed. You can speed up inserting a text variable by using Quick Apply.

           

          Search Google for terms like "InDesign autocorrect tutorial," "InDesign text variable," and "InDesign preferences," without quotes, for details.

           

          HTH

           

          Regards,

           

          Peter

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          • 2. Re: The Strange Case of Change Case
            [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

            MagicToaster wrote:

             

            When I'm writing in caps ...

             

            There is a logical difference between text TYPED IN CAPS and regular text that has been capitalized as an attribute. You are mixing them while you should not.

            • 3. Re: The Strange Case of Change Case
              MagicToaster Level 1

              Peter, as always you are a technical wizard, thanks for the keywords.

               

              Jong, perhaps my message was misleading, I don't actually do any writing. I worded my post that way because it is easier than explaining that the texts I receive from my copywriter or our outsourced writers or PR company are usualy Word Documents or texts embeded in an email messages.  They are the ones who type in caps.