Bug 38604 - Add a keyboard shortcut for small caps
Summary: Add a keyboard shortcut for small caps
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)
Whiteboard: target:7.2.0
: 50515 62102 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators
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Reported: 2011-06-23 05:37 UTC by b5178922
Modified: 2021-03-10 11:14 UTC (History)
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Description b5178922 2011-06-23 05:37:10 UTC
Microsoft Word and WordPerfect have a straightforward keyboard combination for setting small capitals (Ctrl+Shift+K and Alt+K respectively). This is really helpful, as there are many situations in which this is a key formatting element (used, for example, instead of italics). Currently, LibreOffice does not even provide an option for this in the keyboard shortcut editor. Could this be added, ideally with a default shortcut that follows that from Word?
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:22:12 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 13:58:28 UTC
Dear bug submitter!

Due to the fact, that there are a lot of NEEDINFO bugs with no answer within the last six months, we close all of these bugs.

To keep this message short, more infos are available @ https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/NeedinfoClosure#Statement

Thanks for understanding and hopefully updating your bug, so that everything is prepared for developers to fix your problem.


Comment 3 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 13:59:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:04:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:06:32 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 sasha.libreoffice 2012-09-20 11:29:10 UTC
in 3.6.1 still can not find SmallCapitals in Tools->Customize. Reopening because it is RFE
Comment 7 Robert Roth 2012-11-13 22:41:26 UTC
*** Bug 50515 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 bfoman (inactive) 2013-03-11 09:56:33 UTC
*** Bug 62102 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Jorendc 2013-05-11 13:06:20 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> in 3.6.1 still can not find SmallCapitals in Tools->Customize. Reopening
> because it is RFE

Hi Sasha, Bug Reporter, *,

Where can I find "SmallCapitals"?

I only can find:

Sentence case
Capitalize Every Word

Which I can find in the Tools > Customize "Format"-category.

Kind regards,
Comment 10 sasha.libreoffice 2013-05-13 05:47:03 UTC
For creating small capitals manually in Writer:
Select some text, then Format->Character, tab "Font Effects", element "Effects", variant "Small capitals".

Possible workaround: create custom character style where "Small capitals" enabled and assign it to keyboard combination in Tools->Customize.
Comment 11 Commit Notification 2021-01-04 09:03:33 UTC
Gabor Kelemen committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#38604 Add shortcut key for Small Capitals

It will be available in 7.2.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 12 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2021-03-10 11:14:04 UTC
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