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    Formatting Heading Styles (2000(9.0 6926 SP-3))

    Good day all

    Does anyone know of a technique to format the Heading styles such that they have the first letter of each word capitalized. I reckon that I can handle it with a macro, it strikes me that this capability should be built in.

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    Re: Formatting Heading Styles (2000(9.0 6926 SP-3)

    Hi Don:
    Word 2000 doesn't have that capability. If you look in the font dialog box (Ctrl+D), there is an option for small caps, but none for initial caps. Also, if you format some text with initial caps & press either Ctrl+Q or Ctrl+Spacebar (these remove direct paragraph & character formatting), nothing happens, indicating that initial caps are not considered formatting.

    I suppose you could use a macro to apply your heading styles to an existing paragraph that would also then apply "title case". However, that wouldn't work if you changed the style of an empty paragraph & then typed. What I do is select the heading styled paragraph & then type "Alt,OET" (w/o quotes). The Alt focuses on the menu bar, O selects the Formatting menu, E selects "change case", & T selects "Title case". It leaves something to be desired because conjunctions & certain other words shouldn't be capitalized (e.g. a, at, the, etc.).

    If you come up with a better way, let me know. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Formatting Heading Styles (2000(9.0 6926 SP-3)

    Although I loathe giving up control, perhaps you would like to use the AutoCorrect option "Capitalize first letter of sentences." Does it work for headings?

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    Re: Formatting Heading Styles (2000(9.0 6926 SP-3)

    That only does the first letter of the heading, not the first letter of every word in the heading.

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    Re: Formatting Heading Styles (2000(9.0 6926 SP-3))

    Thanks All
    You have confirmed my fears. You can't get around the need to read what is being produced. I had thought to create a macro to search out each word in any heading style other than Heading1 and set the format to initial caps. However, that comes unglued where acronyms are used.

    If it was easy; Grandma would have shown me how years ago.

    Thanks again.
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    Re: Formatting Heading Styles (2000(9.0 6926 SP-3)

    I must learn to read more slowly. Thanks for pointing that out.

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    Re: Formatting Heading Styles (2000(9.0 6926 SP-3)

    Although you can't do it with a style there is a simple process that lets you do it for all headings without touching the rest of the content.
    1. Select All (this step can be anywhere before step 4)
    2. Go to Outline View
    3. Show only the headings to level 9
    4. Choose Format > Change Case and select Title Case
    5. Go back to your preferred view.

    This should be pretty easy to record as a macro if you wanted to do this regularly.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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