The InitialCap stack was originally developed in 2011 and sold by Mauricio Sabene. The stack had not been updated or made available for a couple of years. In November 2019 we updated the stack with support for different content types, meaning you can now toggle between HTML, Markdown and Text content types. The HUD settings were reorganised and made easier to use. At the same time, we also added opacity support to the letter colour setting.

The InitialCap stack is now available once again, now through this website as a free download. But if you do manage to make any use of it in your own websites, a donation is much appreciated and will help directly fund future support and updates. Please use the contribute button above.


Here is an example of InitialCap in use, with the default settings applied.
Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor is a novel by English author Richard Doddridge Blackmore, published in 1869. It is a romance based on a group of historical characters and set in the late 17th century in Devon and Somerset, particularly around the East Lyn Valley area of Exmoor. In 2003, the novel was listed on the BBC's survey The Big Read.

Blackmore experienced difficulty in finding a publisher, and the novel was first published anonymously in 1869, in a limited three-volume edition of just 500 copies, of which only 300 sold. The following year it was republished in an inexpensive one-volume edition and became a huge critical and financial success. It has never been out of print.

It received acclaim from Blackmore's contemporary, Margaret Oliphant, and as well from later Victorian writers including Robert Louis Stevenson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Thomas Hardy. George Gissing wrote in a letter to his brother Algernon that the novel was 'quite admirable, approaching Scott as closely as anything since the latter'. A favourite among females, it is also popular among male readers, and was chosen by male students at Yale in 1906 as their favourite novel.

Blackmore incorporated real events and places into the novel. The Great Winter described in chapters 41–45 was a real event. He himself attended Blundell's School in Tiverton which serves as the setting for the opening chapters. One of the inspirations behind the plot is said to be the shooting of a young woman at a church in Chagford, Devon, in the 17th century. Unlike the heroine of the novel, she did not survive, but is commemorated in the church. Apparently, Blackmore invented the name "Lorna", possibly drawing on a Scottish source.

By his own account, Blackmore relied on a "phonologic" style for his characters' speech, emphasising their accents and word formation. He expended great effort, in all of his novels, on his characters' dialogues and dialects, striving to recount realistically not only the ways, but also the tones and accents, in which thoughts and utterances were formed by the various sorts of people who lived on Exmoor in the 17th century.
According to the preface, the work is a romance and not a historical novel, because the author neither "dares, nor desires, to claim for it the dignity or cumber it with the difficulty of an historical novel." As such, it combines elements of traditional romance, of Sir Walter Scott's historical novel tradition, of the pastoral tradition, of traditional Victorian values, and of the contemporary sensation novel trend. The basis for Blackmore's historical understanding is Macaulay's History of England and its analysis of the Monmouth rebellion. Along with the historical aspects are folk traditions, such as the many legends based around both the Doones and Tom Faggus. The composer Puccini once considered using the story as the plot for an opera, but abandoned the idea.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Use InitialCap by following these instructions:
  1. Download the stack from this webpage.
  2. Uncompress the .zip file if your computer does not do so already.
  3. Drag and drop the S4S-InitialCap.stack icon onto your RapidWeaver dock icon. Follow the onscreen prompts the installing the stack. Restart RapidWeaver.
  4. Open RapidWeaver. If you have not done so yet, add a new Stacks page type to your website.
  5. Open the Stacks Library and search for 'InitialCap' in the search box.
  6. Drag and drop a copy of InitialCap into your webpage (orange and white).
  7. Double-click the 'Lorem ipsum dollar' placeholder text to replace it with your own*
  8. With the stack selected in Edit Mode, you can customise any of its settings in the Stacks side panel. Mouseover settings to read an informational tooltip about what each one does.
  9. Preview your webpage to see the result. Export or publish the website in the normal way, when done.

* As always in RapidWeaver, if you are pasting content in from another source (like Pages or Microsoft Word) always paste the content as plain text (Edit > Paste as Plain Text). This simple action will clear any hidden formatting from your text, and prevent it become contaminated. Text that is contaminated with hidden formatting and other tags can easily produce invalid HTML markup, which in-turn can badly break webpages and cause other problems.

You can add an unlimited number of InitialCap stacks to your webpages. By default InitialCap will use Text as its primary input, however this can be toggled to either HTML or Markdown if you prefer using those instead.


If you find this stack element useful in your personal or commercial web projects; please consider making a small contribution towards ongoing support and updates. There are many different ways you can contribute to the Stacks4Stacks project, and benefits for doing so.