On 5/3/20 6:28 pm, Keith Bates wrote:
I have been using the voice typing feature in Google Chrome to write some documents, then download
them in .odt format for editing.
I find that it consistently starts a new paragraph with a lower case first letter. So I need to
find the first letter of every paragraph in the document and convert it to upper case.
I thought of using Find and Replace with Regular Expressions, which is easy. ^[:lower:] finds every lower case letter
which is the first letter of a paragraph. But when I enter [:upper:] in the replace box it simply pastes the text
[:upper:] . I have both the "match case" and "regular expressions" boxes ticked.
Is there a way to do this other than going through the document ad replacing manually?
On 2020-03-05 04:00, Keith Bates wrote:
To answer my own question:
1. Use the Find and Replace box and Reg. Exp.. Click on "Find All".
2. Close "Find and Replace" dialog.
3. Right click on one of the highlighted letters. Format- Text- Upper case
Keith, I like your solution (and Brian's, which is as elegant as the way he presented it), but am
confused about step 3: do you /really/ right-click (for context menu)? From step 1, you already have the
first letter of each paragraph in focus; don't you just go from there to the main menu
<Format-Text-UPPERCASE>? [The order of steps 2 and 3 has no effect - or, to put it another way,
step 2 is not essential to your solution.]
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