Learn how to change case in InDesign.
- [Voiceover] Casing options in InDesign are straighforward,…but are not as smart as they should be.…I'm gonna come in and double-click…to insert my Type Cursor into the Text Frame,…and then four clicks to select that paragraph.…To switch this to all uppercase,…I can click on the two big Ts on my Character Formats…level of the Control Panel.…Alternatively, I can use the keyboard shortcut,…Command + Shift,…or Control + Shift + K.…As an alternative, there's Small Caps,…which turns every caps letter to a full-sized…capital, and every lowercase letter…to a reduced size capital.…
In the case of my selected text,…if I wanted every word to start…with a full-sized capital, I would need to come…to the Type Menu, choose Change Case,…and switch to Title Case.…If the text has been typed with the Caps Lock key…on, you can switch that to Lowercase,…Title Case, or Sentence Case.…In this instance, I'm gonna go to Lowercase.…Now over here, I'm gonna use Sentence Case.…
And, we see that that works, well enough.…But, Sentence Case is very easily tripped…
Author and designer Nigel French explains how to set up an "editorial workspace" that puts the tools you need most at close reach. He then moves on to selecting and editing text in InDesign: changing case, adding special characters, formatting lists, and inserting breaks. He also shows how to use the Story Editor, Notes, and the Track Changes feature, and explains how InDesign documents are constructed, so that you can edit them with more confidence.
- Opening and saving InDesign documents
- Creating an editorial workspace
- Using guides and nonprinting visual aids
- Selecting and editing text
- Changing case
- Accessing special characters
- Working with bulleted and numbered lists
- Checking spelling
- Working with Notes and Track Changes
- Understanding the underlying structure of an InDesign file
- Controlling text breaks
Skill Level Beginner
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1. The InDesign Environment
2. Editing Text
3. Editorial Panels and Features
4. How InDesign Documents Are Constructed
5. Controlling Text Breaks
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