Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Changing Case
options on the AutoCorrect tab, be sure to review the options on the AutoFormat
As You Type tab, shown next. Options here automate the entry of characters such as
fractions and dashes; other options automate the formatting of lists, paragraphs, and
other elements.
Changing Case
Not everyone has the foresight to correctly capitalize text while typing. Fortunately, Word
offers two methods for the common task of switching between uppercase (capital) and
lowercase letters in existing text. With both methods, you begin by selecting the text in
which you want to correct the capitalization.
The first method is to click Change Case, which you’ll find in the Font group on the Home
tab. A menu of capitalization styles appears.
The other method is to press Shift+F3, which cycles through lowercase, uppercase, and
either sentence casing (if the selection ends with a period) or capitalizing each word.
Changing case using these methods actually changes the characters, just as if you pressed
(or didn’t press) the Shift key. You can also change case with a character format, which
changes the appearance of each letter but not the underlying text. For details, see “Format-
ting Text” on page 216.
Controlling Line Breaks and Hyphenation
As you type text, word processing programs ordinarily move to the next line when you
reach the right margin, breaking the line at the last space before the word that would go
beyond the margin. Sometimes you’ll want to force a new line in specific places; in other
cases you might want to prevent a line from breaking, such as between words in a proper
name or in the middle of a phone number. Table 7-2 shows the keys for controlling breaks.
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