How to Change Upper Case to Upper & Lower Case in a Word Document

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How to Change Upper Case to Upper & Lower Case in a Word Document
If you type using all upper-case letters, people may think you feel angry. (typing #3 image by Adam Borkowski from

Rather than tediously retyping text because its capitalisation conflicts with your style, use Microsoft Word's built-in capitalisation feature to change headings, sentences or entire documents with the click of a button. Upper-case text is difficult to read, and some people even consider all-caps in online communication equivalent to shouting; to avoid inadvertent offence, use both upper and lower case instead.

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  1. 1

    Highlight the section of upper-case text that you want to change to lower case. To highlight, click at the beginning of the section, hold down the mouse button and drag the cursor toward the end of the section until you have highlighted the desired text. Release the button.

  2. 2

    Click the "Home" tab.

  3. 3

    Click the "Change Case" button in the "Font" module. This button displays an upper-case "A" and a lower-case "a."

  4. 4

    Select "Capitalize Each Word" in the resulting drop-down menu. Within the highlighted text, each word will begin with an upper-case letter, but the subsequent letters in each word will change to lower case.

    Or, to capitalise only the first word, select "Sentence case." The first highlighted word will begin with a capital letter, if it begins a sentence; all other highlighted words will appear in lower-case letters.

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