Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using the Font group on the Home tab
Sentence case. capitalizes the fi rst word in the selected text.
lowercase removes all capitalization from the selection.
UPPERCASE converts all letters of the selected text to uppercase.
Capitalize Each Word capitalizes the fi rst letter of each word.
tOGGLE cASE reverses the case of each letter in the selection.
The formal method of capitalizing documents and section headings is called title case . You can easily achieve title
case in your documents by applying the Capitalize Each Word setting and then converting prepositions, articles, and
conjunctions back to lowercase, leaving only the major words capitalized.
When you need to distinguish between an uppercase i (I), a lowercase L (l), the number one (1), and the vertical line
segment (|, usually typed with Shift+\ on most U.S. keyboards), one font that makes the distinction clearest is Comic
Sans. It’s also a very comfortable and readable font, its nonprofessional-sounding name notwithstanding. If after
applying Comic Sans you’re still uncertain as to what’s what, try toggling the case. Properly distinguishing among
these characters, as well as between 0 (zero) and O (capital o), can make a world of difference when you are trying to
convey part numbers, serial numbers, usernames, and passwords.
Language
By default, Word is set up to edit and perform spelling and grammar checks in a single
language. To work with editing and formatting choices for a second language, you have
to install the language in the Word Options dialog box. Choose File
Options, and select
the Language tab. Under Choose Editing Languages, open the [Add additional editing
languages] drop-down list, click the language to add, and click Add. Click OK, and then
restart Word when prompted so that the new editing language will take effect.
Even after that, language settings do not appear in the Home tab’s Font group nor
the Font dialog box, which you’fill see shortly. So how do you know language is a
character-formatting attribute? Two reasons: It can be applied to a single character in a
document, and it can be included in a character style defi nition, as shown in Figure 5.10.
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