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    07 Format (07)

    Hello,

    I have a MS Word question that I was wondering if you could help me out with.

    Several months ago I used a format or style, not sure which, that capitalized every letter of every word with just the 1st letter of every word larger than the others.
    I cannot remember what the format or style name was. I know itís there, I just cannot find it.

    Can you all please help me out with this?

    The test should look like the attachment text.

    Thanks in advance.

    Frustrated. :-)
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    Re: 07 Format (07)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    I think you want "Small Caps" in the Font dialog:
    - Select the text that you want to format.
    - Click the little arrow at the bottom right of the Font group on the ribbon.
    - Tick the "Small Caps" check box.
    - Click OK.

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    Re: 07 Format (07)

    Thanks for the fast response.
    That's very close but not quite.

    I need ALL letters to be caps and the 1st letter of ALL words to be larger font size than all the other letters of the words.

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    Re: 07 Format (07)

    You need a second ingredient to complete the transformation.

    Word has a "Title Case" which applies initial capitals to every word. This is one of the options you can cycle through with Shift+F3. However, its behavior is unpredictable if there are periods in the selection. I see from a quick Google that the Aa icon on Word 2007's "Home" ribbon tab has a drop down that lets you apply title case, among other transformations. This might be the easiest way to do it.

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    Re: 07 Format (07)

    After (or before) applying Small Caps to the text, also click the little arrow in the Change Case button in the Font group (it's labeled Aa), and select Capitalize Each Word from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, select the text and repeatedly press Shift+F3 until the text looks the way you want.

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    Re: 07 Format (07)

    ahh so this will work as a 2 step process.

    Capitalize each word and then apply small caps.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: 07 Format (07)

    Is there a way to make this a style or custom format?

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    Re: 07 Format (07)

    You can incorporate Small Caps in the definition of a style, but not Capitalize Each Word - the latter is not a format but an action that actually modifies the text. Fortunately, Shift+F3 is a very quick way to apply Capitalize Each Word to selected text.
    You could also create a macro that applies a style with Small Caps, and then applies Capitalize Each Word, but I'm not sure it's worth the extra effort.

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    Re: 07 Format (07)

    Thanks again for all the help.

    Though I could swear that in a version of word i was able to do this in one shot. Maybe it was title case.

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    Re: 07 Format (07)

    I've used Word since version 6 for Windows 3.x, but I don't think Title Case has ever been available as an automatic formatting option. I could be mistaken though, my memory isn't what it used to be <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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