When editing documents in Word, use the keyboard shortcut Shift+F3 to quickly switch the case of your text from all capital, all lower-case, and title capital.
I don’t think I need to spell this out. Being able to switch between cases so easily will save you a ton of time when you’re drafting your contracts, briefs, or just writing in general.
I negotiate contracts all day, every day. The first thought that came to mind when I learned this was the Limitation of Liability clauses, which are often presented in all caps. (The clause is all caps to bring attention to the significant limitations in the contract, but ironically, text in all caps is tough to read.) Being able to quickly switch between all caps and lower-case will make reviewing and editing these clauses so much easier.
Also, converting a regular word to a defined term will be so much easier if you use Shift-F3 to change the format of your defined term to title caps
How to implement it
Again, very simple. Highlight the text you want to change and hit the Shift+F3 keys on your keyboard. (Unfortunately, I don’t think this works on the online version of Word.)
If you use Google Docs, you can try this link.
I didn’t learn about this until this past week, but this one’s a game-changer for sure.
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