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Change the Case of Text in PowerPoint Presentations

Two Methods to Change Case in PowerPoint


Change case of PowerPoint text

Change case of PowerPoint text

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PowerPoint gives you two methods to quickly change the case of text that you have already entered into your presentation. Rather than retype the whole text entry, let PowerPoint do the work for you.

Change Case Using Shortcut Keys

Keyboard shortcuts are useful to know for just about any program as a fast alternative to using the mouse. In PowerPoint, you can quickly toggle between the three most common selections when you wish to change case -- UPPERCASE, lowercase and Title Case.

  1. Select the text.

  2. Hold the Shift key while you press the F3 key repeatedly until you find the case you are looking for.

Change Case Using the Drop Down Menu

  1. Select the text.

  2. PowerPoint 2007 - In the Font section of the Home tab on the ribbon, click the Change Case button as shown in the image above.
    PowerPoint 2003 - Choose Format > Change Case...

  3. Select your choice from the drop down list from these items;
    • Sentence case. - This will capitalize the first letter in the selected sentence or bullet point.
    • lowercase - All selected text will convert to lowercase.
    • UPPERCASE - All selected text will convert to UPPERCASE.
    • Capitalize Each Word - Known as Title Case, the first letter of each word in the selected text will have a capital letter.
    • tOGGLE cASE - The case of each letter of the selected text will change to the opposite of the current case. This is a useful choice if you had inadvertently left the "caps lock" key switched on.

      Note - In most cases, you will not need to use the toggle case selection. By default, PowerPoint is set to autocorrect this kind of error. Read more about Using AutoCorrect in PowerPoint.
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