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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.

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Steven shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
feature-completed  ·  AdminDan Tuhoarca (Product Manager, Adobe) responded  · 

Hi everyone,

I’m glad to announce that the text uppercase, lowercase and title case transformations are now available with the XD 19 release.

Pro Tip: You can apply the transformations to characters styles and make global updates across the document.

Learn more about text improvements and our May release here: https://theblog.adobe.com/xd-may-2019-update-create-design-systems

Enjoy and let us know your feedback!

Best,
Dan

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Abheeth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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!

  • Matias commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please make UPPERCASE a priority. It's a basic feature and should have been included from the start. It's a deal breaker for our company to switch to XD.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just started using XD, and have now discovered this problem… It really is a simple thing to implement surely!!! Will look for XD alternatives and in the meantime go back to my usual method of designing mocking up, as the amount of time it's costing me is unjustifiable.. Shame.

  • Randy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is just sad. The lack of basic functionality like text transform and lists is why I'm fighting for my company to use anything other than XD. How can anyone take this seriously as a UX tool in the corporate world without these abilities? The ability to open PSDs is useless when none of the text formattings come through. Coming from Figma makes this feel like a beta software.

  • Bilja commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How can this even be under review? It should have been on must-include list from the very beginning. How can something be advertised as the best tool for UI and web design when it doesn't have the basic text editing features that programs like Word have since forever?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Two years and XD still does not have this basic feature. Hand typing all caps is ridiculous, Can't believe this even has to be a feature request, jfc

  • Wiredframe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've been reading this around here and want to share it too. As a workaround select the text and hit SHIFT + F3 on Windows and you can cycle through different transform modes. Remember to modify the text in the end so the changes will be applied.

  • Petr Široký commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's kinda surreal that we are getting features like typo-corrections which are the last concern I would ever have while designing things, but this feature, which is one of the basic things and something that I would use every day, is still missing, years after the first XD being released to public. Not only that, but apparently it hasn't even been started, which gives you a terrible outlook at what the XD team is prioritizing. The program still has so many basic functionalities missing, and acting like they don't exist just makes everything worse.

  • Eli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I always go to Word to convert letters to Uppercase.. I can't believe I am still doing that!!

  • Billy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seriously, when is this being released??? I am designing a major piece of software with hundreds of screens, it could pass into the thousands.... I need to manage my text at SCALE. I need to be able to change a style to upper case and then back to lower case quickly and easily. How is this missing still? surely this is a basic piece of programming... it's been around for decades and is in almost all design programs, it's as common as BOLD ITALIC AND UNDERLINE - so what gives???? This is the second most requested feature, and is probably the easiest to implement... so you have HIGHLY REQUESTED BY THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY + EASY TO DO., it seems like a no-brainer.

  • Derek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This missing feature is one of the only reasons our team has not switched over from other software.

    It's actually incredible to me that your own team hasn't complained about not having this basic feature in the software they use to create the software. Web designers use this feature every. single. day.

    When you mocked up the word "ARTBOARDS" in the left sidebar, you literally typed that in with all caps in your design—that's destructive editing, precisely what this software is supposed to eliminate.

    Good rule of thumb: if you can do it in code, add a button for it.. i.e. "text-transform: uppercase;" The designers that use software like this every day could care less about your flashy new updates when basic functionality like this is missing. Get on it team! We want you to win, but the competition is hot. Figma figured this one out eons ago..

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    SERIOUSLY I CANT BELIEVED I HAVE TO COME TO A FORUM TO REQUEST THIS DESIGN 101 REQUEST- ITS ALMOST LIKE NOT A SERIOUS PROGRAM WITHOUT IT!! PLEASE ADD THIS!!!!!!!

  • Kishor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Basic text transformation like Upper to Lower case and sentence case in very essential for UI Design for the designer specially who accustom using Adobe Photoshop, sketch etc.

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