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How to do small caps in Microsoft Word

First things first, what is Small Caps and why use it?

Small caps are used to emphasis text, in a more subtle way to all uppercase text. It is a method of emphasis used when italics, bold or underlining may not be appropriate and all caps just seems a bit too loud.

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Here’s an example of your ‘Text in small caps’ when converted to small caps, becomes your Tᴇxᴛ ɪɴ sᴍᴀʟʟ ᴄᴀᴘs.

The general rule with small caps is; used to make your text stand out but use them sparingly. Converting your entire Word Document into small caps will likely fatigue your reader and the small caps will lose their main effect – to stand out.

In this post, we will show you how to covert you Microsoft Word text into small caps.

Using Small Caps in your Microsoft Word Document

  1. Open Word
  2. Highlight the text you would like to convert into small caps
  3. Right Click on your highlighted text
  4. Select Font
  1. Press Font in the font dialogue box
  1. Find and tick Small Caps
  1. Press OK

You have now successfuly converted your text to Small Caps.

To revert your text back to standard text, follow these same steps and un-tick small caps before pressing OK.

Collaborating in Microsoft Word, the easy way…

These days we are all about finding the most efficient way of doing things, from saving our eyes with dark mode so we can work without straining them to collaborating with your team on a Microsoft Word document without having to worry about merging two files together at the end.

It’s a simple ask, that Microsoft hasn’t quite solved for just yet.
Microsoft has a feature called ‘merge’ that shows you the differences between the two documents and allows you to manually pull across the accepted changes from each. Its a start, but it’s still fairly manual and can be time-consuming.

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With that in mind, the smart guys over at Simul Docs – a very fancy new tool that makes collaborating in Word easy added a simple, merge feature to save you time.

Simul Docs will automatically pick up when two people are simultaneously working on the same document, create two new, separate versions for you, then flag with the document owner that there are now two versions that require their review before they can be merged.

See Simul won’t automatically merge the two files for you without asking, because it also knows you may not want to accept all of the changes in both. So it gives you the chance to run your eyes over both files, take as much or as little time as you like and then when you are happy – press merge. At the click of a button, you can merge the two documents back into one and continue collaborating with ease.

When you merge two documents in Simul, rest assured that all of the tracked changes, comments and fancy formatting will remain the same. Nothing will be lost during the process, unless of course you decided during your review process that you didn’t want to take that comment or change over in the merge. Its completely up to you!

Simul also offers some other pretty fancy features to help you collaborate such as version control, tracked changes, edits and comments, easy sharing and accessibility.

Because so many of us do find ourselves working offline, it’s important to Simul Docs that you can access and collaborate from anywhere, even where there isn’t a strong internet connection.

Simul is accessible from anywhere, if you are offline that’s ok, Simul will allow you to continue working as normal, with all of their nifty features and then the moment your device finds a connection Simul will update a live file and share it with the team.

With the ability to work offline, comes the risk of two or more team members working on the document at once without us knowing. Which is why the merge function exists, so you don’t have to worry about who is working when, or from where. Simul has you covered.

With Simul in your team, you can collaborate without concern. Knowing that Simul will have you covered, making merging, collaboration and working offline as easy as it should be.

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