Learn how to change the case of selected text to a number of different options, including sentence case, lowercase, headline case, and even toggle case, when you may have typed text without knowing the caps lock key was activated.
- There's another text attribute we need to discuss that can really change the look and feel of the text in your documents here in Word in Office 365. It's case. Case can be lower case, upper case where everything's a capital, and a number of options in between. We're going to explore them with our Tech Connect document. Zero three zero three if you're catching up. You may have noticed when we applied styles in the previous movie for Heading One and Heading Two, automatically everything was changed to all capitals known as upper case.
So that's part of the style and any changes we make can be applied to the styles we create, as well. Like our title Tech Connect up here. This uses the Red30 Title style that we created. Click anywhere in it, you can see what that looks like. Let's say, though, we want to change the case. Well first we'll select everything by clicking in the left hand margin next to the tile Tech Connect. From the font group here, you'll notice a dropdown to change case, give it a click. Here we see some of the options, not all of the options.
Sentence case is where the first letter of only the first word is capitalized as you would see in a sentence. Lowercase means there are no capitals. If we click this you can see what that looks like for Tech Connect. Let's go back to it, click the dropdown, and try upper case, where everything's a capital. Not bad. Click that dropdown and try capitalize each word that's actually where we started. Each word, like in a title, would be capitalized like Tech and Connect. But wouldn't it be nice if everything was a capital letter just some bigger than others? Well that doesn't appear on our list.
The only other option here is toggle case, which is useful if you forget to turn your Caps Lock key on or off and you get the reverse of what you thought you were getting, this'll switch it back. But let's instead click in the background to close that up and click the expansion arrow in the Font group. This gives us some additional options like something called Small caps. Click that, then click Okay, and you can see what that looks like. Everything's a capital letter but the T and the C are bigger capital letters, creating a nice looking effect.
And, in fact, when we click in the background to see what it looks like I think we'll stick with it. The only other thing we might want to do is update our style we created in the previous movie, our Red30 Title style to include the case. So to do that we click anywhere in that title, and we'll go up to Styles, click the dropdown and right click the Red30 Title style we created in the previous movie. From here, you can see right at the top is update to match our selection.
Here's where we go to rename and remove styles, as well, but we want to update this with the change we made, clicking that means going forward no matter what we select, when we go to that Red30 Title we're going to get that small caps case applied, along with the other attributes we applied in this style. So keep in mind that case can be important. Change the visual appearance of your text, sometimes correct mistakes like leaving your Caps Lock key on or off.
Many of them do appear in the Font group from the Change Case dropdown, but remember you can expand the Font group here to see additional options you wouldn't find on that menu.
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