Where Is The Setting, Feature, Or Option On How To Get The First Letter Of A Word Phrase In Capital Letters In Word 2007 And 2010 Versions?

Posted on 2011-10-15
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hello. I have a question to ask you.


In Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 versions, where is the setting, feature, or option on how to get the first letter of a word phrase all in capital letters like I could in Word 2000 and I believe (not positive) Word 2003? Is there some setting, feature, or option in Word 2007 or 2010 to achieve this that I am overlooking?

In Word 2007 and 2010 versions, in the main menu if I click “Home”, and then “Font”, under the “Font” tab, and under the “Effects” section I see nothing relating to ‘capital letter of each first letter of a word phrase’ or alike. It would seem that a similar option would be available under the “Effect” section here. However, it may be that such a setting, feature, or option may have been removed; or related elsewhere in the programming when Word 2007 was released with the redesign of the Word GUI (graphic user interface)? I cannot find it, but it does not mean it is not there and this setting, feature, or option been relocated with Word 2007 or 2010 versions in some way.

Please provide your own detailed facts, suggestions, hints, and tips; and/or the best possible well written, detailed and documented website links for an answer and solution to this issue.

Please reply.

Thank you!
Question by:RegulaOne
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    Accepted Solution

    Go to Home tab, click Change Case (Aa sign) and select Capitalize Each Word. This is for Word 2010.
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    Expert Comment

    Perhaps you need:
    Office button, 'Word Options', 'Proofing', 'Autocorreect options...', 'Capitalise first letter of sentence'

    Author Closing Comment

    @ X_layer & GrahamSkan:

    Hello. Nice to meet you, X_layer! Nice to see you again, GrahamSkan! Thank you both for your comments.

    Yes, X_layer has answered my question and provided me the necessary solution to my issue. I also see that in Word 2007 this same feature is present there as well. Thank you!

    GrahamSkan, thank you for your comment; but your answer is not applicable to my question. However, I have learned something from you with your suggestion. Thank you!

    In terms of points and award titles, X_layer will receive the "Accepted Solution" and the full 500 points.

    Again, thank you both for your comments and answers!
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    Expert Comment

    Yes, I thought that you simply wanted the first letter of the phrase to be upper-cased, as opposed to that of each word.

    What you want is generally known as 'Proper' case or 'Title' case. The slight difference being that articles, prepositions and conjunctions are excepted in 'Title' case.

    Proper case:

    "The Mayor Of Casterbridge", "The Adventures Of Alice In Wonderland", "Jack And The Beanstalk"

    Title case:

    "The Mayor of Casterbridge", "The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland", "Jack and the Beanstalk"

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