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Changing Case

You can use the Change Case dialog (Figure 13) to change the case of selected characters. There are five options (Figure 14):

  • Sentence case capitalizes the first letter of a sentence.

  • lowercase changes all characters to lowercase.

  • UPPERCASE changes all characters to uppercase.

  • Title Case capitalizes the first letter of every word.

  • tOGGLE cASE changes uppercase characters to lowercase and lowercase characters to uppercase.

Figure 13. The Change Case dialog.


Figure 14. Change Case in action—from top to bottom: original text, Sentence case, lowercase, UPPERCASE, Title Case, and tOGGLE cASE.


Tips

  • Technically speaking, changing the case of characters with the Change Case dialog (Figure 13) does not format the characters. Instead, it changes the actual characters that were originally entered into the document.

  • To change the case of characters without changing the characters themselves, use the All caps or Small caps option in the Font tab of the Font dialog (Figure 15). I tell you how in Chapter 3.

    Figure 15. The Font tab of the Font dialog.


To change the case of characters

1.
Select the characters whose case you want to change.

2.
Choose Format > Change Case (Figure 5).

3.
In the Change Case dialog that appears (Figure 13), select the radio button for the option that you want.

4.
Click OK.

Tip

  • If you use the Change Case dialog to change the case of characters and get unexpected results, use the Undo command to reverse the action, then try the Change Case dialog again. I cover the Undo command in Chapter 2.


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