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Using Font Formatting Options to Change the Font Case

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When you’re formatting your document, sometimes you will want to change font case toemphasize certain selections. Of course, if the thought of having to retype parts of your document simply to change font case sounds tedious to you, you’re not alone. However, Word makes it easy for you by allowing you to change font case of your text as a font formatting option – this means it can be changed with only a few clicks of your mouse. Like most other commands in Word, there are two ways to execute the command, both of which offer slightly different options.

If you want to specify that the text be formatted as all caps or small caps, the simplest way for you to do it is to use the Font formatting dialog box:

1. Select the text you wish to capitalize (if you just want to make text you enter after the insertion point capitalized, then you don’t need to make a selection)
2. From the Format menu, select Font…
3. In the Effects section, select the box beside Small caps to change font case to small capitals or All caps to format the text as regular sized capital letters
4. If you are satisfied with the appearance of the text in the Preview box, click OK

If you want more advanced case options, such as the ability to change a selection to Title Case or Sentence Case, then you will want to bypass the Font formatting dialog box and go directly to the Change Case… command:

1. Select the text for which you wish to change font case (you must make a selection)
2. From the Format menu, select Change Case…
3. In the Change Case dialog box, you will be presented with a series of options which should be self explanatory
4. Make your selection by clicking the radio button next to your choice
5. Click OK
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