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Looking for a script to change Paragraph style case to AllCaps

Explorer ,
Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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Hi!

 

I'm looking for code to add to a script that will change the case of a specific paragraph style to AllCaps. To be clear, not to change all instances to uppercase but to change the case inherent to the style to AllCaps. Thanks in advance for any help!

 

Thanks,

 

Eubha

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Community Expert , Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

Hi @EubhaLiath, this is how:

var doc = app.activeDocument;
var myParaStyle = doc.paragraphStyles.itemByName('My Style');

if (myParaStyle.isValid)
    myParaStyle.capitalization = Capitalization.ALL_CAPS;

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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Why not make a secondary paragraph style that is set to all caps?

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Feb 27, 2024 Feb 27, 2024

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The styles are linked to export tags so they need to stay the same. Thank you though.

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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Hi @EubhaLiath, this is how:

var doc = app.activeDocument;
var myParaStyle = doc.paragraphStyles.itemByName('My Style');

if (myParaStyle.isValid)
    myParaStyle.capitalization = Capitalization.ALL_CAPS;

- Mark 

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Feb 27, 2024 Feb 27, 2024

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That's brilliant, thank you! Exactly what I needed. Only small hiccup - it doesn't work if the style is in a style folder and I'm not sure how to alter it to sort that. Any ideas?

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Feb 27, 2024 Feb 27, 2024

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Hi @EubhaLiath 

var doc = app.activeDocument;
var myParaStyle = doc.paragraphStyleGroups.item("My Group").paragraphStyles.itemByName('My Style');

if (myParaStyle.isValid)
    myParaStyle.capitalization = Capitalization.ALL_CAPS;
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Prabu
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Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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Perfect!

 

Also, for the extra case, here is how I do it when I don't want to care where the ParagraphStyle is—it might be in any paragraphStyleGroup):

 

var doc = app.activeDocument;
var myParaStyle = getThing(doc.allParagraphStyles, 'name', 'My Style');

if (undefined !== myParaStyle)
    myParaStyle.capitalization = Capitalization.ALL_CAPS;

/**
 * Returns a thing with matching property.
 *  {Array|collection} things - the things to look through, eg. PageItems.
 *  {String} key - the property name, eg. 'name'.
 *  {*} value - the value to match.
 */
function getThing(things, key, value) {

    for (var i = 0; i < things.length; i++)
        if (things[i][key] == value)
            return things[i];

};

 

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