Basic Text Transform: all caps, all lowercase
Add basic text transform like there is in Illustrator to make it easier and faster for developers to code your designs. Our developers have to waist time retyping text for layouts that have already been designed. At least basic uppercase and lowercase.
Eric Murphy commented
This is a NO BRAINER
Joseph Ngugi commented
still waiting ...
Easiest thing to do, still not implemented. C'mon guys...
and create fractions!!! please - or at least make it easy to import fractions created in Illustrator or Indesign
Dan O'Shea commented
I'd like a button that allows me to change the case of a title / sentance from lowercase to uppercase and vice versa. Similar to the option available in Illustrator and InDesign.
This would allow me to quickly change the format and style of the text I use on prototype designs for web and apps. It would also save a lot of time as currently everything has to be re-typed in the preffered format.
Why i can't transform text
To UpperCase = HOLD (Shift + F3)
To LowerCase = HOLD (Shift + Alt + F3)
To Capitalise = HOLD (LowerCase) TWICE
Hope it helps you all :)
For those who need this feature ASAP as it's just pain to do things in UpperCase till this feature gets implemented which might take Adobe quite some time, so up until then I would suggest using this method that I pretty much use it in every software, not only it's easier but also quicker to transform texts to however I like without needing to clicking a single button...
My simple solution for you all is to (simply highlight the desired text and hold Shift + F3) and this would do the trick!
Benjamin Rancourt commented
Very essential and its sad this basic feature isn't there yet, considering I generally love Adobe XD.
To people mentioning the plug-ins: Thank you for informing us, but please don't encourage the usage as a absolute replacement. In my opinion plug-ins should add nice-to-have features, not stand in for filling in a feature that is basic and common in most layout applications, including nearly all Adobe apps.
Oops, I'm sorry – I got the plugins mixed up !
Ink and Change Case are the better ones (and I prefer the latter).
Text Toolbox is the less capable one.
Shift F3 is even quite impossible to invoke on a Mac. On most Mac models, these 'lower' F-keys are assigned to system features, so an application is not supposed to address them.
The plugins are super easy to install, and try, and get rid off again. Text Toolbox and Ink are currently capable of changing cases (and back) of a whole text frame, but not of any selected text within a text frame. The Change Case plugin offers just a one-way ticket – it can't revert any capitalised text back to lower case.
Andrew Gordon commented
@deep - the Shift + F3 is actually a misleading example. it has alot of bugs and is actually a text override rather than a 'style' setting like in photoshop/illustrator.
It removes all base formatting originally placed
You cant keep typing and keep that formatting
it only works on all highlighted text, not individual words for example
So in essence, Its highly destructive. - the opposite goal for what the XD team should be trying to do.
It would be really nice to see this feature added, and seeing as it exists in photoshop and illustrator, i cant see why there cant be some form of 'copy & paste' jobby from these tools (obviously language changes... but the logic will be identical)
That being said, i haven't tried the plugins, but from Peter's comment, i'm not sure i want to... but again, a feature from other adobe products shouldn't be implemented by plugins
I just tested THREE plugins which are capable of performing such actions (Text Toolbox, Change Case and Ink). And although upgrades have improved some of them drastically, all three left something to wish for. E.g. none of them offers their feature on a highlighted text (just whole selected text frames). One doesn't offer a way to change text (back) to lowercase or Title Case...
This is -again- an example of how silly it is to leave such simple ideas to external developers. Isn't there anyone at Adobe who is able to envision how it should work and make it so ? Or is Adobe just waiting for those developers and designers to stumble over terrible first versions and half-baked solutions, to eventually by-pass them all with a full-blown native feature ? I hope so, but such scenarios are not very friendly towards these third parties...
João G. commented
Those very basic formatting options are options I can't believe Adobe left behind. Up up vote on this!
Select the text & after drag and selecting the text which you need to change & press Shift + F3. It toggles between "capitalize" "uppercase" and "lowercase" ;)
and at last press enter or a space for applying it
Does anyone have a link to the change case plugin they can share? I see we've been waiting for over 2 years and I need a solution now. Thanks in advance:)
GB Apk commented
Character styles ought to incorporate all tops abilities. We shouldn't need to type in all tops on the off chance that we are utilizing a spared character style. It's neither versatile nor viable long haul. The module that exists is dreary (you need to choose all occurrences of content) and does not address the issue of having the capacity to assemble segments that exemplify the majority of their properties. e.g., If I make a catch that will dependably be in all tops, the character style ought to mirror this, and the image ought to be attached to that character style.
The fact that some random guy was able to implement this functionality in a plugin but somehow the XD team can't is all the more infuriating. It just proves the XD team cares more about adding flashy prototyping features than creating an app that professional designers can actually use. This is just one example of a simple and easy to implement feature that should have been present from day 1 that is still nowhere in sight. Our creative team has been patiently waiting for Adobe to get their act together so we can make the switch from Sketch, but patience is running out. There are still around 6 missing features that prevent us from switching. InVision is looking more and more like the better alternative.