Capitalize text

You can capitalize letters by changing their case, by applying small capital (small caps: A format that makes lowercase text appear as capital letters in a reduced font size. Small caps formatting does not affect numbers, punctuation, nonalphabetic characters, or uppercase letters.) or all capital formatting, or by creating a large letter at the beginning of a paragraph. Choose one of the following:

Change the case of text

  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. On the Format menu, click Change Case.
  3. Click one of the following options:
    • Sentence case
    • lowercase
    • Uppercase
    • Title Case
    • tOGGLE cASE

 Tip    To change case by using a keyboard shortcut, press SHIFT+F3 until the style you want—title case, all caps, or lowercase—is selected.

Undo automatic capitalization

To undo automatic capitalization, click Undo Automatic Capitalization the AutoCorrect Options button Button image. To display the AutoCorrect Options button, point to the letter that was automatically capitalized.

Format text as small capital letters or as all capital letters

  1. Select the text you want to format.
  2. On the Format menu, click Font, and then click the Font tab.
  3. Select the Small caps or All caps check box.

Create a large dropped initial capital letter

  1. Click the paragraph that you want to begin with a "drop cap," a large dropped initial capital letter.

The paragraph must contain text.

  1. On the Format menu, click Drop Cap.
  2. Click Dropped to keep the letter in the paragraph or In margin to move the letter to the margin.
  3. Select any other options you want.
Applies to:
Word 2003