Changing Case In Word 2010
There are many situations where you might want to change the case of some text on a grand scale. If you have to do more than just capitalise the first letter of one sentence, you might need some kind of command to do all the case changing automatically for you. For example, suppose you have copied several sentences of text with all letters capitalised, and you want the text to be all lowercase apart from the first letter of each sentence. Retyping the text in the correct case would be a real chore.
Fortunately, you can tell Word to change the case for you automatically, and you have the following options:
- Sentence case – capitalises the first letter of each sentence. Watch out with other letters that are capitalised as they will remain capitalised.
- lowercase – every letter becomes lowercase, whether it is the first letter of a sentence or a previously capitalised letter.
- UPPERCASE – the opposite of lowercase: every letter becomes uppercase.
- Capitalise Each Word – the first letter of each word becomes capitalised. All other letters remain as they were.
- tOGGLE cASE – uppercase letters become lowercase and lowercase letters become uppercase, regardless of where in a sentence or wor they are.
Conveniently, the way that each option is capitalised tells us precisely what that option will do.
To change the case of some text, first of all select it, and then click Home > Font > Change Case. The following panel appears:
Let’s have a look at a few examples.
|Original Sentence||sentence Case CHANGES the first lETTER in the sEnTeNcE to uppercase and the rest to lowercase.|
|Sentence Case||Sentence case CHANGES the first letter in the sentence to uppercase and the rest to lowercase.|
|lowercase||sentence case changes the first letter in the sentence to uppercase and the rest to lowercase.|
|UPPERCASE||SENTENCE CASE CHANGES THE FIRST LETTER IN THE SENTENCE TO UPPERCASE AND THE REST TO LOWERCASE.|
|Capitalise Each Word||Sentence Case CHANGES The First Letter In The Sentence To Uppercase And The Rest To Lowercase.|
|tOGGLE cASE||SENTENCE cASE changes THE FIRST Letter IN THE SeNtEnCe TO UPPERCASE AND THE REST TO LOWERCASE.|