3 Quick Ways to Change the Style of the First Letter of Specific Words in Your Word Document

In this article, we would like to present you 3 methods to change the style of the first letter of specific words in your Word document.

One of the common rules of formatting a document is to capitalize the first letter of each sentence. But in some special cases, such as working on an artistic document, there are specific requirements we have to meet.

And in this post, we will show you 3 ways to change the style of the first letter of words according to 3 different demands.Change the Style of the First Letter of Specific Words in Your Word Document

Method 1: Change the Style of the First Letter of Each Word in a Document

  1. First and foremost, press “Alt+ F11” to invoke VBA editor in Word.
  2. Then click “Normal” on the left column.
  3. Next on the menu bar, click “Insert”.
  4. And click “Module” on drop-down menu.Click "Normal"->Click "Insert"->Click "Module"
  5. Now double click on new module to open it and paste following codes there:
Sub ChangeStyleOfFirstLetterInWords()
  Dim objWord As Range
 
  For Each objWord In ActiveDocument.Words
    ' Change the font size for the first letter in every word.
    objWord.Characters(1).Font.Size = 16
    ' Set Bold font for the first letter in every word.
    objWord.Characters(1).Font.Bold = True
    ' Change the font color for the first letter in every word.
    objWord.Characters(1).Font.Color = wdColorGreen
  Next
End Sub
  1. Finally, click “Run”.Paste Codes->Click "Run"

Here is the outcome:Style the First Letter of Each Word in Document

Notes:

  1. Characters(1).Font.Size = 16

This sets the font size of first letter in 16. Change the number as you like.

  1. Characters(1).Font.Bold = True

This line sets first letter in bold. You can change “True” to “False” if you don’t need.

  1. Characters(1).Font.Color = wdColorGreen

This one applies green color to letter. Visit following link to choose your desired color: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/office/developer/office-2003/aa195614(v=office.11)

Method 2: Change the Style of the First Letter of First Word in All Sentences

  1. Firstly, install and run macro as shown in method 1.
  2. Then replace with this macro:
Sub ChangeStyleOfFirstLetterInSentence()
  Dim objSentence As Range
 
  For Each objSentence In ActiveDocument.Sentences
    ' Change the font size for the first letter in every sentence.
    objSentence.Words(1).Characters(1).Font.Size = 16
    ' Set Bold font for the first letter in every sentence.
    objSentence.Words(1).Characters(1).Font.Bold = True
    ' Change the font color for the first letter in every sentence.
    objSentence.Words(1).Characters(1).Font.Color = wdColorGreen
  Next
End Sub

Check the result:Style the First Letter of First Word in all Sentences

Method 3: Change the Style of the First Letter of First Word in All Paragraphs

  1. Similarly, install and run a macro following steps in method 1.
  2. Next use this macro:
Sub ChangeStyleOfFirstLetterInParagraphs()
  Dim objParagraph As Word.Paragraph
 
  For Each objParagraph In ActiveDocument.Paragraphs
    ' Change the font size for the first letter in every paragraph.
    objParagraph.Range.Words(1).Characters(1).Font.Size = 16
    ' Set Bold font for the first letter in every paragraph.
    objParagraph.Range.Words(1).Characters(1).Font.Bold = True
    ' Change the font color for the first letter in every paragraph.
     objParagraph.Range.Words(1).Characters(1).Font.Bold = True
  Next
End Sub

See the screenshot:Style the First Letter of First Word in all Paragraphs

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3 responses to “3 Quick Ways to Change the Style of the First Letter of Specific Words in Your Word Document”

  1. You have unlocked a whole area of microsoft word for me!!
    Can you do this for the second or third letters too?

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