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Part 2. Using Word > Task 22 How to Work with Drop Caps and Text Case

Task 22 How to Work with Drop Caps and Text Case

In some documents you create, you might want the first letter of the first word in a paragraph to stand out—perhaps you want it larger than the rest of the letters or in a different font. Use Word's Drop Cap command to format the letter. In other documents, you might decide to use all capital letters, or turn an all-caps title into uppercase and lowercase letters. Use Word's Change Case command to change the case of the text exactly as you want it.

  1. Select the Text

    Select the letter you want to change to a drop cap character.



  2. Open the Drop Cap Dialog Box

    Choose Format, Drop Cap to display the Drop Cap dialog box.



  3. Choose a Drop Cap

    Choose a position for the drop cap: Dropped or In Margin. Then assign any formatting, such as a new font or a change in the positioning. Click OK to close the dialog box and apply the new settings.



  4. View the Settings

    Word immediately switches to Print Layout view if you aren't already using the view so that you can see the drop cap character in your paragraph.



  5. Change Text Case

    If you want to change the case of text in your document, select the text and choose Format, Change Case. The Change Case dialog box opens.



  6. Select a Case Option

    Choose a case option from those available. To make lowercase letters all caps, for example, enable the UPPERCASE option. To make capital letters all lowercase, enable the lowercase option. Click OK to close the dialog box and apply the new case.




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