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    Word tips for the task of writing words




    BEST PRACTICES

    Word tips for the task of writing words

    By Lincoln Spector

    Microsoft Word has a tool or option for formatting almost any type of document you could want or need.
    But the original purpose of Word was to process words and it has tools to make that task easier, too.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/best-practices/word-tips-for-the-task-of-writing-words/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    Easy to change the case of a single letter

    Select it and press Shift F3

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonrichco View Post
    Select it and press Shift F3
    And with the later versions of Word you can Select several letters in different words at the same time by holding down the Ctrl key, drag to Select then press the Shift F3 combination. The action is probably part of the improved Clipboard in Word can hold more than one item, a couple of dozen or so, at the same time.

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    Good point Berton. Another trick that I find useful is the use of Alt and drag the pointer to select eg, a column of first letters of the items in a list. Then you can press Shift F3 to change their case. This can be necessary as Word capitalises the first letter of a paragraph automatically. If there are some list items that are more than one row, you can indent the second line with Ctrl T, then select the first letters and eg, uncapitalise them, then remove the hanging indent with Shift Ctrl T, though the last one doesn't seem to work in my Word 365 so I have to remove indents using the ruler.

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