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Aug 12, 2020

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Hi all, a few of my coworkers and I are having a weird problem we wonder if you have experienced and/or have a solution for. Without a rhyme or reason that we can identify, occasionally, when typing in a text box in InDesign, it will type in AlTeRnAtInG CaPs as demonstrated in the subject line above. It happens whether or not the caps lock is on. This only happens in InDesign and yet the only solution we have found so far is to restart the computer--restarting InDesign alone will not do the trick. 

Has anyone else experienced this or know what the problem may be? 

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Also wondering if your Calibri type might be corrupted. Can possibly replace the font? 

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Hi all, a few of my coworkers and I are having a weird problem we wonder if you have experienced and/or have a solution for. Without a rhyme or reason that we can identify, occasionally, when typing in a text box in InDesign, it will type in AlTeRnAtInG CaPs as demonstrated in the subject line above. It happens whether or not the caps lock is on. This only happens in InDesign and yet the only solution we have found so far is to restart the computer--restarting InDesign alone will not do the trick. 

Has anyone else experienced this or know what the problem may be? 

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Correct answer by Jeff_Witchel__ACI | Adobe Community Professional

Also wondering if your Calibri type might be corrupted. Can possibly replace the font? 

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Hi there,

 

Apologies for the delayed response. We're sorry to hear about your experience. Would you mind sharing version of the OS & InDesign?

Does it happen with a specific file or all?

Have you tried resetting InDesign preferences? If not, please try doing that.

**Please note that resetting preferences will remove all the custom settings and InDesign will launch with default settings. You can also take a backup of the folders in case you want to. Location is mentioned in the article.

Let us know if it helps. Looking forward to your response.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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Hi Ashutosh,

 

We're using Windows 10 Pro and we do keep our InDesign up-to-date.

I am not entirely sure if it's a specific file. I'll take better notes if it happens again. But usually once it starts, it happens in any file I open.

 

We'll try resetting our default settings and hope that's the works.

 

Thank you!

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Is this happening with on particular typeface OR all typefaces.

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Another great question. We use Calibri for a LOT of our projects, so in my memory, it's only Calibri, but as I mentioned, once it starts, we can't get it to stop without restarting our computer. Changing any font attribute does not resolve the issue before then.

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Just wondering, does it work to go to Type > Change Case > Sentense Case? 

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Also wondering if your Calibri type might be corrupted. Can possibly replace the font? 

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Going to Type > Cange Case > Sentence Case does not solve the problem. Calibri could potentially be the issue. I'll add it to the list of potential solutions next time it happens. Thank you, Jeff!

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Happy to help!

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I am having the same problem, and it is driving me batty. I can't figure out why it starts when it does, but once it starts I can't get anything to stop it. I *can* go back in and change it to Sentence Case and that works, but it's annoying as hell to keep going back to do that. Help!

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