How To Change Case & Capitalize Text In Microsoft Word

Microsoft have made it easy for people change the case of text in Word to specific formats. These formats include making your text all uppercase, lowercase, capitalize each word, sentence case and even toggle case if there is ever a need to have each other letter capitalized. Simply follow the steps below to get started.

  1. Select the text you want to alter the case
  2. At the top in the tabbed menu select the Home
  3. Click on the change case icon which is has a capital A next to a lowercase
  4. A drop down menu will appear with the different types of capitalization you can use. Click on the one you want to

Capitalization Options Explained

Sentence case – This will make the first letter in the first word of a sentence capitalized.

lowercase – All of the letters will be made lowercase

UPPERCASE – All of the letters will be made uppercase

Capitalize Each Word – The first letter in each word will become uppercase. Handy for formatting titles and subheadings.

Keyboard Shortcut To Change Case

If you want to change the case of text just using your keyboard, with the text selected press SHIFT + F3 which will rotate through the different formats. If you’re using a MAC the shortcut is fn+ SHIFT + F3.

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