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I am using the following code with sectsty to make all sections use small caps:


However, I want them all typesetted in lowercase, but the following does not work:

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Why not use \MakeUppercase? – Seamus Aug 24 '11 at 13:00
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Since \MakeLowercase takes an argument, try flipping around your macros:


You should also use \scshape instead of \sc.

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Thank you. Any special reason to use \scshape instead of \sc ? – Hugo S Ferreira Aug 19 '11 at 0:36
Using the old TeX-style commands to switch fonts doesn't support LaTeX's new font selection scheme (NFSS). So using \sc would cancel out \bf, for instance, whereas \scshape would be applied in addition to a \bfseries (i.e., you can apply multiple font commands simultaneously). Compare with the following code: {\bf bold \it italics} {\bfseries bold \itshape and italics}. – godbyk Aug 19 '11 at 0:40

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