Wednesday, December 15, 2010


For years now I have thought that there should be an easy way to capitalize or de-capitalize selected text. I always imagined it would be a key on the keyboard, but I just discovered that it exists in the magic world of right-click!
If I'm composing or editing text and I right-click, one of the options is "transformations" then the options are "Make upper case", "Make lower case" or "Capitalize". This is SO useful for editing the title of journal articles so that each letter isn't capitalized (this is often the case when I download the citation, but most bibliography styles require lower case).
For how long have I been tediously changing one letter or word at a time? Is this a Mac-only thing, or can my non-Macophile readers do this too?


Alexandra said...

I use it often on my non-mac, but it is under "formatting" I believe. Quite easy and handy.

gigirose said...

Get. Out.
I can't believe it! I have always wondered about this as well! I should have known that there is way.

Alyssa said...

Wow - I've never heard of this! Thanks!

EcoGeoFemme said...

I don't see it on the right-click on my mac. Maybe it's something you can set up to be there?