You know that moment when you finally figure out something, but you figured it out years after you really needed it? Don't you freaking hate that?! Thanks to Reddit user josawalk , whom I hate, yet love, I now know how to change chunks of text from all capital letters to lowercase. Note that this trick will work with most of the Office suite of apps, including Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, and Excel.
Word will automatically lowercase everything first, and if you tap the shortcut again, it will take into account periods and capitalize the start of a sentence. Alternatively, you can go to the Home tab and click on the Change Case icon in the Font group to transform your highlighted text. If you have Word for Mac, then you're going to have one extra key to press for this shortcut.
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Since the function keys at the top of your keyboard are used for a bunch of other things by default brightness, sound, keyboard light, etc. If you're using Pages on a Mac instead of Word, this trick won't work.
In fact, there is no built-in way to do this exact thing. Why don't they include an All Lowercase option? Who freaking knows. Now if only I could find out how to do this keystroke, which I've been doing for over 25 years, in Windows 8! Although, I must say I did get a good tip above about going to the Home Tab then clicking change case in the Font group.
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Not exactly perfect, but it will suffice. Darn Windows 8!!! Mar 9, 7: I had this problem too. It doesn't seem like there is a pure conversion from uppercase letters in Pages.
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Then I copied the text back to Pages. Seems a bit like an oversight to me. It would be nice to have a transformation option in pages just like in TextEdit. Mar 9, 3: Mar 9, Mar 10, 8: I'm perplexed that you don't see the menu item. Here is a screen shot from my computer. I'm using Lion. I imagine that could have been an upgrade feature, but I'm not sure.
Mar 10, 1: That explains why I and Peter haven't seen it. Mar 10, 6: I think "elsewhere" may not have been entirely correct; I have TextEdit 1. This version of TextEdit was apparently created about two years before Lion came out. That would track the change pretty closely, Jeff.
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Not present in Text Edit 1. Communities Contact Support. Sign in. Browse Search. Ask a question. User profile for user: Baudouin Struye Baudouin Struye. Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: There is a converter site which allows you to so that easily: Bo I don't know who runs that site and have no affiliation with it but it worked for me. More Less. All replies Drop Down menu.
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Loading page content. WordService as well as the linked webSite really change the stored string. Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. And that is where Wordservice and that convertcase site do provide a real solution. But thank you for the technical explanation nonetheless. I trigger: If now I apply the style lowercase, the app will display thelonious monk. What the app, is unable to achieve is to change the stored contents when we apply a style. It's exactly the same behavior than the one applying in a spreadsheet.
I don't know other applications behaving like iWork ones.
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So, when we import these docs, the strings are stored the same in the new Pages document. Something is bothering me this morning.
I was sure that I applied the lowercase style from Pages but it seems that I was wrong. This morning I have only four entries in the menu: