Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Applying the All Caps Format.

Applying the All Caps Format

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 26, 2018)

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Word provides a formatting option to show text as uppercase, even when it is not. You apply this option by choosing the All Caps check box on the Font dialog box. (See Figure 1.) (To display the dialog box, choose Tools | Font.) This formatting feature is helpful if you have a selection you want to print as all uppercase, but you may well decide to convert it back to normal upper- and lowercase text later.

Figure 1. The Font dialog box.

If you use this formatting feature quite a bit, it can get bothersome to continually pull up the Font dialog box and click on the All Caps check box. A faster way is to simply select the text you want to affect and then press Ctrl+Shift+A.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1449) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Applying the All Caps Format.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is two less than 5?

2018-11-14 22:55:45

Ammar

Hi!

How to set Uppercase for Word Numbers in numbering?
Currently only "One, Two, Three..." type is available.
I'd like to use "ONE, TWO, THREE.."

Thanks.

Regards,
Ammar


2015-09-09 04:43:22

pradeep

https://support.office.com/en-za/article/Change-the-capitalization-of-text-9e3a6b90-5aa4-4fe9-85da-2852605c57af


2013-02-11 14:39:08

Bob Littell

Your shortcut key combination does NOT work in my copy of Word 2000. What is the correct shortcut? Word 97 had a command button one could place in their tool bar for single-click conversion of selected text to all upper case. I can't find it in Word 2000.


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