Frequently asked questions - Writer

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How do I write the first letters of a word in capitals and the rest of the word in lower case?

To change text already entered:

  • Select the text you want to modify.
  • Select the menu Format ▸ Text and the option you want:
    • Sentence case : all the text is in lower case except the first letter after each period.
    • lowercase : all the text is changed to lower case.
    • UPPERCASE : all the text is changed to upper case.
    • Capitalize Every Word : each word begins with a capital and the rest of the word is in lower case.
    • tOGGLE cASE : capitals are replaced by lower case and lower case by capitals.

However, if you modify the text, the case will remain identical to what you have entered.

How to change the case automatically ?

Follow these steps:

  • Select the text you want to modify.
  • From the menubar, select Format ▸ Character...
  • Click the Character effects tab.
  • In the Effects list, click the Title option.
  • Click OK.

This method also works for a line in a table or a column.

Even more efficient:

  • Change the relevant styles by an automatic formatting.

Any new text will then be formatted according to the chosen case.