Vision’s Edge’s Acronyms is a free XTension for QuarkXPress 6 or 7 that searches your Layout for uppercase acronyms and replaces them with lower case Small Caps.
You control the minimum and maximum number of uppercase characters it should consider an acronym, and you can optionally confirm each conversion.
You’ll have MUCH NICER small caps if you change Quark’s Small Caps preference from its default width and height (75%) to 85% high and 90% wide in QuarkXPress> Preferences> Print Layout> Character.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.