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Changing Text Case
FIGURE 5.14
Choose font attributes from the Font dialog box.
Choose Regular, Bold,
Italic, or Bold Italic
Underline types
Changing Text Case
Each character has a numeric value stored in the presentation fi le, and uppercase character
numbers are completely different from their lowercase counterparts. For example, a capital
B is not just formatted differently from a lowercase b — it is a different character.
As you learned in the preceding section, you can apply the All Caps attribute to some
text to force it to appear in all uppercase format, but this is just an illusion. The identify-
ing numbers for the characters have not changed; they’re just wearing a mask. When you
remove the attribute, the characters go back to the way they normally look.
If you want to really change the case of some text, including changing the numeric identi-
fi ers for the characters behind the scenes, then you must either retype the text or use the
Change Case feature. You can access the Change Case attribute in the Font group on the
Home tab, as shown in Figure 5.15. Change Case enables you to set a block of text to any of
the following settings:
Sentence case. Capitalizes the fi rst letter of the fi rst word in the sentence, and the
fi rst letter of the fi rst word after a sentence-ending punctuation mark such as a
period.
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Lowercase. Converts all characters to lowercase that are not already so. (It does
not do anything to numbers or symbols.)
Uppercase. Converts all characters to uppercase that are not already so. (It does
not do anything to numbers or symbols.)
 
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