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Since it seems to be a known issue that Title Case doesn't ignore prepositions, I was able to find a GREP style that fixed this. However, I need to take it one step further. I need to have it stop after the first period in the sentence and go back to the normal or original style??? Help if that makes sense.
Please share the grep style string you are using so that someone can try extending it if possible or maybe give a find/change alternative to it.
With the character style being ALL CAPS
To Text: :\s\l|[-\s]\l(?!(f|s|he|nd?|o|y|rom|or)?\b)
This works for the entire line, but what I want is it to only be up to a point. In this case, a period.
The above seems to be pretty good for correcting the Title Case for InDesign.
Example: This is What I Want. It should look like this.
does adding \. (backslash period) to the end do what you want?
It doesn't seem to to what I want.
Also, to take my example a step further...
Ex: This is What I Want. It should look like this. And this should continue.
Does that make sense? I want it to be Title Case up to the first period (with my corrections for prepositions) and then Sentence case for the remainder of the paragraph.
By the way, I am NO GREP expert. So if you can point me to something that will help me get better, that would be great as well.
OK, I ran the expression on some sample text and see why that suggestion didn't work. I was thinking maybe a nested style to assign title caase for the first sentence, combined with a GREP style to fix the prepositions, but there is no option to use title case in style definitions, so that's a dead end.
Afraid I don't have an answer at the moment.
As for GREP learning resources, I highly recommend Peter Kahrel's book Grep In InDesign. https://www.amazon.com/GREP-InDesign-InDesignSecrets-Peter-Kahrel/dp/0982508387