Small Caps in Word 2013

When you type in a document in Microsoft Word using the default settings, you will get a mixture of capital and lowercase letters. But some scenarios call for you to use small caps in Word, which are smaller versions of the capital versions of letters.

Fortunately this is something that you can accomplish by changing a font option within Word. Our tutorial below will show you where to find this setting so that you can start typing in small caps. You can even apply small caps to existing text if you would like to convert it by making one small adjustment to the process.


How to Do Small Caps in Word 2013

The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Word 2013. By completing the steps in this guide you will be able to start typing in small caps in Microsoft Word. At the end of this article we will show a sample of what this looks like so you can see if it is the desired result. Note that actual capitalized letters (the ones that you type by holding the Shift key or by using Caps Lock) will still be their normal size. The other letters that would traditionally be lowercase letters are instead displayed as smaller versions of their capital letter form.

Step 1: Open a document in Microsoft Word 2013.


Step 2: Click the Home tab at the top of the window.

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Step 3: Click the small Font button at the bottom-right corner of the Font section of the ribbon.

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Step 4: Check the box to the left of Small caps, then click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

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Now when you type in your document, your letters will be small capital letters, as in the image below.

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Note that everything you type will use these small caps until you turn it off. If you have existing text that you wish to convert to small caps, simply select that text first, then follow the steps above. The selection will then be converted to small caps.


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