Sometimes when reviewing a batch I find that the indexer has put everything in capital letters. I will retype them in standard form if that is better but I don't want to take the time to do that if it doesn't matter. Would appreciate your thoughts.
It doesn't matter if the fields are typed in all caps. FamilySearch runs a program before publication that will convert them to proper upper and lower case. It isn't as easy to review them, but, you don't have waste time correcting them!
HAVING WORKED FOR THE MISSIONARY DEPT. FOR 20 YEARS, THE COMMENT WAS OFTEN MADE BY THE BRETHERN THERE THAT IS MADE IT SO MUCH EASIER TO READ WHEN ALL CAPS WERE USED., SO I TRY TO PLEASE, KNOWING THAT MANY OTHER SENIORS FEEL THE SAME WAY.
No, all caps are not easier to read and they make reviewing batches much more difficult. In text messaging and posting on the internet using all CAPS is considered to be shouting, which is also unacceptable. However, we must take into account that a batch of all caps may occur if done by a senior citizen or someone with visual impairment. I fit both categories, so I understand, but, I don't use all upper case letters. We should be kind and think good thoughts of those who must all caps while we review these batches, and let FamilySearch take care of the conversion before publication.
Here is the Help Center Article:
What should I capitalize when indexing?
Article Id: 1655
April 20, 2020
Type information using uppercase and lowercase letters. This is especially true with military related projects.
Do not use all capital letters, as that can be confusing.
The indexing program automatically capitalizes the first letter of each word in most fields.
Here is the link: https://www.familysearch.org/en/help/helpcenter/article/what-should-i-capitalize-when-indexing
I, too, am in my sunset years --- for me, all caps are very difficult to read so when I can't read the fine print, I wear +2 readers bought at the big box store 😎