Sooner or later, we all accidentally hit the Caps Lock key while typing. If you were doing several tasks at the same time while typing, it is very possible that you typed several sentences in capital letters!
I am so good at typing that I don’t even look at the screen many times when I know exactly what I need to type.
Rather than retyping all-caps text, Word has a built-in feature to fix the problem. It’s so easy that you wonder why you’ve never used it before!
Change Caps Lock Text to Sentence Case
So what are you doing? First, select the text you entered in capital letters.
Now all you have to do is press Shift + F3. Seriously, that’s all! Your text is magically converted to lowercase.
So now that you have lowercase text, wouldn’t it be better to replace that lowercase text with nice sentence-case text? Press SHIFT + F3 a second time and the sentence will magically turn into a case.
If you press SHIFT + F3 a third time, the text will return to uppercase. If you ever need to use uppercase text, that works too. Select the text, then press SHIFT + F3 until the text appears in uppercase.
Here’s an extra tip: if you press CTRL + SHIFT + K, the text reverts to small caps. Capital letters are great for headings in documents.
The number of built-in shortcuts in Word can be overwhelming, and no one uses most of them, but some are very useful. They can definitely save us a few wasted minutes spent re-entering documents.
Also check out my other post about great shortcuts you can use on Windows. If you don’t like keyboard shortcuts, you can use the ribbon bar to do the same.
Select the text you want to convert and click the Change Case button on the Home tab.
In addition to sentence case, lower and upper case, you can capitalize each word or switch case. To get the little hats, you need to go through a few more steps. Right-click the selected text and choose Font.
You can now select the Small Caps checkbox to get the uppercase text. It would be more convenient if they just left it in the Change Case field, but for some reason you have to open the Font dialog box.
That’s all you need to do to change the case in Word. For more tips for working with Word, read my post on 12 Helpful Tips and Tricks for Word. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to comment. Enjoy!