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.
We’ve started working on this feature. Stay tuned, it’s coming soon.
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.
Kevin Andrid J commented
Text transformation can be achieve through adding plug-in.
Character styles should include all caps capabilities. We shouldn't have to type in all caps if we are using a saved character style. It's neither scalable nor maintainable long term. The plugin that exists is tedious (you have to select all instances of text) and does not address the issue of being able to build components that encapsulate all of their properties. e.g., If I create a button that will always be in all caps, the character style should reflect this, and the symbol should be tied to that character style.
Nick Fitchpatrick commented
This is where I am slightly worried about plugins in XD. I hope simple features don't get overlooked because there is a third party plugin available. I would much rather have less plugins and have more native features in XD.
Surely, SURELY it must have been 1 Million times easier for Adobe developers to have added a change case feature than for a member of the community to develop a plugin for it? Surely!? Thanks Paolo Biagini for making the "Change Case" plugin. Adobe - SMH.
Best Of All Films commented
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update XD app first.
it is already possible through plugin download "change case" plugin so download and use it
So is this still WIP?
Siddharth Bishnu commented
Shame on Adobe for not considering this as a priority. This is the most needed feature now. It's simple. I know coz Illustrator has this feature. So please include this in XD too.
Line Height had significant issues as well. It's utilizing print specs, not web specs. Makes the planned handoff fundamentally pointless in light of the fact that the specs aren't right.
Yes, that is my actual favourit feature I‘d like to see.
Best Of All Films commented
use change case plugin for this
christian fink commented
I agree this should already be built into the software. But in the meantime, search for the plugin Change Case. This will give you the auto-capitalization shortcut.
I feel Adobe has made animation and other things more of a priority rather than have your "must have functions". For this, I will use other apps such as Sketch or InVision Studio before Adobe XD.
Sorry Adobe, yet another fail.
Line Height had major issues too. It's using print specs, not web specs. Makes the design handoff basically useless because the specs are wrong.
These features are needed, as well as this the ability to superscript the text (like in photoshop/indesign), it is crucial for any commercial work in a lot of marketing sectors.
This is very basic and must have feature.
As a temporary fix, it looks like there's now a plug-in available called 'change case' by Paolo Biagini.
Although it's something pretty basic that should still be built in.
Stu Nami commented
Is this really a complicated feature to add? You should already have the code. I'd expect Adobe of all software developers to give robust typography features. They are all about TYPE!
Yaron E. commented
been waiting for a long time to have control of the shortcuts in XD, hopefully it will come soon.
meanwhile you're welcome to use this tool I wrote for myself, it includes some currently missing hotkeys and functionality.