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How to Correct Capitalization in PowerPoint 2007

You want your PowerPoint presentation to be perfect. The PowerPoint Change Case command enables you to capitalize the text in your PowerPoint slides properly. Slide titles should almost always use title case. The first level of bullets on a slide can use title or sentence case. Lower levels usually should use sentence case.

To correct the capitalization in your presentation, select the text you want to capitalize, and follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Home tab on the Ribbon and then click Change Case button in the Font section.

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    This reveals a menu of Change Case choices.

  2. Click the capitalization that you want.

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    Here are the case options:

    • Sentence case: The first letter of the first word in each sentence is capitalized. Everything else is changed to lowercase.

    • lowercase: Everything is changed to lowercase.

    • UPPERCASE: Everything is changed to capital letters.

    • Capitalize Each Word: The first letter of each word is capitalized.

    • tOGGLE cASE: This option turns capitals into lowercase and turns lowercase into capitals, for a ransom-note look.

  3. Check the results.

    Always double-check your text after using the Change Case command to make sure that the result is what you intended. This is especially true when you select Capitalize Each Word. In most cases, you should not capitalize articles (like a and the) and prepositions (like of and from). The Capitalize Each Word option capitalizes every word in the title, so you’ll have to change articles and prepositions back to lowercase.

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