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Lowercase a Word


Again, this feature lets you jump from word to word, this time lowercasing all the way. If you use it while text is selected, the text will be formatted in lower case. This is handy if you have several words in a row that need to be made lower case so you can apply small-cap character formatting.


• F10

This and the previous feature are especially useful when editing authors who are cap-happy. For example, let’s say you’re editing a manuscript in which the author has capitalized chapter headings like this: “CHAPTER ONE: THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE.”

Put your cursor on the first word, then press the F9 and F10 keys as needed—in this case, F9 four times, F10 twice, and F9 once again. Here’s the result: “Chapter One: The Ghost in the Machine.”

After you’ve practiced this a few times, you’ll be amazed at how easy and fast it is. Of course, you could always do the job with “Make Selection Title Case,” as explained above. But alternately using the F9 and F10 keys gives you more control.