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
- Select the text you want to change.
- On the Format menu, click Change Case.
- Click one of the following options:
- Sentence case
- 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 . 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
- Select the text you want to format.
- On the Format menu, click Font, and then click the Font tab.
- Select the Small caps or All caps check box.
Create a large dropped initial capital letter
- Click the paragraph that you want to begin with a "drop cap," a large dropped initial capital letter.
The paragraph must contain text.
- On the Format menu, click Drop Cap.
- Click Dropped to keep the letter in the paragraph or In margin to move the letter to the margin.
- Select any other options you want.