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.
Message was edited by: peter at knowhowpro
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.
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.