In Internet chat rooms, text messages and social networking sites, typing in all capital letters is likened to shouting, but sometimes, you really do need to get your message across. Working in Microsoft PowerPoint makes it easy to go from non-capitalized letters to all caps, whether you want your bullet points to stand out on a slide, or you really need to emphasise a particular point. The benefit of making every letter capitalized through PowerPoint is that you won’t need to retype anything. Just take advantage of PowerPoint’s font menu and state your (upper) case.
Launch PowerPoint and open the slide deck to capitalize. Scroll to the slide with the text to want to capitalize and double-click that slide, so it appears in the main portion of the screen.
Highlight all of the characters to capitalize, even if they appear on multiple lines or in separate paragraphs.
Right-click anywhere in the highlighted section. The fly-out menu may request a spelling check. If so, just click “Ignore.”
Click the “Font” option on the fly-out menu to open the Font window.
Click a check mark into the “All Caps” box under the Effects section.
Click the “OK” button to close the Font window and return to the slide, with all of the characters capitalized.
Tips & Warnings
- Because PowerPoint treats each slide as an individual item, you must perform the capitalization process separately for each text box. There is no Select All option that makes all of the text throughout a presentation editable. One workaround is to copy and paste all of the text into a single slide or even a Notepad document, then re-paste the text into a single text box. You'll then be able to make every character capitalized, but it is probably about the same amount of work as if you were to click into each text box.
- Information in this article applies to computers running the PowerPoint 2010 and 2013. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
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