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    Changing Case of text (Word 97 and >)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    Is it possible, without VBA that is, to highlight the text in a document and change its case from say UPPERCASE to lowercase or even proper case?

    I know how to do it in VBA, look at the CHR() and then determine what character case to use, but that would be too much work I guess. This is a one time deal, but I have a huge document, about 1000 pages.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Changing Case of text (Word 97 and >)

    Sure,

    CTRL+A to select all the text.

    Format|Change Case.... will get you to the Change Case Dialog. From there pick the case you want and click OK.
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    Re: Changing Case of text (Word 97 and >)

    Shift+F3 will toggle the selection among lower, UPPER, and Proper case. If Word detects that one or more "sentences" has been selected, Proper case will apply only to the first word in each "sentence." I put sentence(s) in quotation marks because while that's what Word seems to be trying to do, the results don't always make sense...

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    Re: Changing Case of text (Word 97 and >)

    One further refinement I have found with Shift F3. If a period (full stop) is captured in the selection then the text will toggle to Sentence case. If no period is captured then the selection will toggle to Title case. This is the "First Letter Of Each Word Capitalised", but then y'all knew that!!!

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    Re: Changing Case of text (Word 97 and >)

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Bryan

    I hate these adaptive menus, and I will change it to full menus as soon as I finish typing this message.

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    Re: Changing Case of text (Word 97 and >)

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> jscher2000

    I will add this to my list of short cut keys. It can get handy at times.

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    Re: Changing Case of text (Word 97 and >)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> I always customize my toolbars, another way to easily and quickly "change case" is to throw this option up into the toolbar. If you do not know where to locate it, launch Word, right click in an empty area of the toolbar, select Customize - this launches the many options and buttons available. You will find this particular icon under COMMANDS>FORMAT>Change Case - drag it into the toolbar. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Changing Case of text (Word 97 and >)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Cyberdance

    The way you are using the Toolbars in MS-Word is right and the intended way of using them. After all they are called Toolbars, just like a tool box. It has tools that you use.

    I don't think I would want to have this button placed on a toolbar, simply because I use it so infrequently. I knew there was a way to change the case, but due to the new feature of adaptive menus where MS-Office shows you what you have used and not all the menus, I could not find it fast enough.

    Thanks for your input, and if you have any cute button faces that I can use in my applications, please let me know.

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    Re: Changing Case of text (Word 97 and >)

    <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Truth is I'm way too lazy to remember keyboard shortcuts, particulary when there is an icon for it. There are tons of button faces around. Try this site, it has some cool icons. http://www.iconarchive.com/ Always have fun, even when working on a computer. Sounds and icons can cheer up a dull day.
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