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How to Make Small Letters Capital in Microsoft Word

Updated April 17, 2017

Microsoft launched the first version of Word in 1983, and its text formatting tools were limited to "underline," "italic" and "bold." With each new version of Word, Microsoft updates the original set of formatting tools, giving you the ability to alter the look and size of the text in your documents, as well as adding special effects. Once such newer tool is "change case," a command that automatically applies capitalisation to selected text in a document, eliminating the need to change each word one at a time.

Open the Word document and highlight the text.

Click the "Home" tab. Locate the "Font" group of commands.

Click the down triangle next to the "Aa" button.

Click "UPPERCASE" from the drop-down menu to change all lower case letters to capital letters; click "Capitalize Each Word" to capitalise the first letter of each highlighted word; or click "Sentence Case" to capitalise the first letter of each sentence.

Click "Save" to save the changes.

Open the Word document and highlight the text.

Click "Format" located in the top horizontal menu bar.

Click "Change Case." Click "UPPERCASE" from the drop-down menu to change all lower case letters to capital letters; click "Title Case" to capitalise the first letter of each highlighted word; or click "Sentence Case" to capitalise the first letter of each sentence.

Click "OK." Click "Save" to save the changes.

Open the Word document and highlight the text.

Press the "Shift" and the "F3" keys simultaneously to capitalise the first letter of each word. Press "F3" again to capitalise all of the letters -- pressing the "F3" key a third time returns the text to its original format.

Click "Save" to save the changes.

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Chelle Handley has been writing professionally since 2000, covering travel, tourism and information technology. She has contributed to the "Destination Los Angeles" and "Meeting & Travel Planners Guide," which promotes Los Angeles and its environments to the public. Handley is pursuing a master's degree in informatics at Northwestern University.