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writer: macro or quick way to uncapitalise first letter of a line

asked 2020-10-07 05:20:41 +0100

blashrkh gravatar image

updated 2020-10-07 05:23:35 +0100

Is there a quick way to to uncapitalise only first letter of a line? One way is Character → Character... → Font Effects tab → Casing → lowercase, but this is undesireable because it uncapitalises any uppercase names or items which may be pesent later in the line (which require a captial to remain).

For example,

"Utilises phosphorylase enzyme, removes Glucose from non-reducing end:" would become "utilises phosphorylase enzyme, removes Glucose from non-reducing end:"

with the only difference being the capital U is converted to lowercase u in the second line.

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first letter of a line

By "line" do you mean a paragraph or a sentence? If a paragraph, then Find&Replace - Find: ^. - Regular expressions: Yes - Find All - Close, then Format-Text-lowercase

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2020-10-07 07:46:26 +0100 )edit

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answered 2020-10-07 08:07:44 +0100

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You seem to apply some direct-formatting to your text with Format>Character ... This is a bad idea because it does not change your text: it remains as typed and only displays differently. What you are looking for is probably a permanent fix to a "misspelling".

Unless you rely on it, deactivate in Tools>AutoCorrect>AutoCorrect Options, Options tab, options which change the typed text.

To fix casing, use Format>Text>one of the casing commands. These operate on the word in which the cursor is set or on the selection.

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