Is there a quick way to change sentence case?

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I have a lot of headings in this format:

Sample Heading Name in Original Document

 

I want to change them to sentence case:

Sample heading name in original document

 

In Word I can use shift+F3 to cycle through cases once I've selected the text. Is there a similar option in FrameMaker?

 

Thanks in advance,
Kat

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021
Oh, and if you have the text formatting toolbar turned on, you'll see the below. From left to right, the buttons will change the highligted text to lowercase, initial caps, uppercase, and sentence case. (I learned using the escape keys, so that's what I default to).

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Highlight text, use icon to drop to lower case first time, then for the next instance, hightlight text and use F6? Haven't tried it, but F6 is "repeat last action" AFAIK.

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Thank you! That will help, I hadn't even noticed the icons, so I've been changing the case manually.  I figured there had to be a faster way 🙂

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Yep. Highlight the text you want to change, then press (in sequence) Esc-e-C-i, then click Replace.

For uppercase, it's Esc-e-C-u, for lowercase it's Esc-e-C-l

 

Windows commands:

Uppercase: CTRL+ALT+u

Lowercase: CTRL+ALT+l (that's a lowercase L)

Initial caps: CTRL+ALT+c

 

I'm not sure if there's anything on the menus that will do it.

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Thank you!

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Oh, and if you have the text formatting toolbar turned on, you'll see the below. From left to right, the buttons will change the highligted text to lowercase, initial caps, uppercase, and sentence case. (I learned using the escape keys, so that's what I default to).

text edit toolbar change case.png

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Thank you again!

Do you happen to know if the sentence case button (Aa) is an improvement in FM2020/16, or if there's a way to turn it on in FM2019/15?

I can see it in FM2020, but my company's docs are still in the version before and it's not showing up there.

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The toolbar is there without the sentence case option. View > Toolbars > Text Formatting. So I guess it was an improvement for FM2020.

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Edited:

Sentence Case is new in 2020. I can't find a keyboard shortcut for it—if anyone knows what it is, please share! I had to correct about 100 of these yesterday in Fm 2019. 

 

~Barb 

 

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I don't think there is one. I suppose you could add one by editing the wincmds.cfg file, but you'd have to search the whole thing to be sure you weren't stepping on one already coded in.

 

It would be in the Keyboard Shortcuts section. The commands for upper, lower, and initial case are:

 

<Modify UpperCaseText <KeySequence ~^ u >
<KeySequence ~^ U > >
<Modify LowerCaseText <KeySequence ~^ l >
<KeySequence ~^ L > >
<Modify InitialCapsText <KeySequence ~^ c >
<KeySequence ~^ C > >

 

Where ~ indicates the Alt key and ^ indicates the Control key.

 

The KeySequence ~^ S is already assigned to FindNext, so that's out.

 

Klaus Daube has excellent documentation on how to customize FrameMaker here: https://www.daube.ch/docu/fmaker00.html#internals

 

(Scroll to the Special Documentation section)

 

but frankly, that's not something I'd want to mess with unless I anticipate doing this a WHOLE LOTTA TIMES.

 

I believe in earlier versions of FM I selected an entire sentence, made it all lowercase, then went back and capped the first letter.

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How does this Sentence Case icon on the Formatting toolbar work?

When I select a sentence and click on the other icons, the upper/lower case of the first characters of the words are changed.

However, when I click on the Sentence Case icon, nothing changes.

It does not matter, if I start with initial caps, all lower case, a mixture of everything, German or English text, other languages.

FrameMaker 2020, 16.0.1.817.

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I've never used it (I use the Esc sequences for all upper, all lower, or initial caps). I did just try it and got the same results you did, so sounds like a bug to me!

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LOL. It doesn't work for me either!

 

Logged it here: https://tracker.adobe.com/#/view/FRMAKER-9835

Please vote, add comments. 

 

~Barb 

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