Change the capitalization or case of text

You can change the capitalization, or case, of selected text in a document by clicking a single button on the Home tab called Change Case.

Note: For information on automatic capitalization rules, see Choose AutoCorrect options for capitalization, spelling, and symbols.

Change case

To change the case of selected text in a document, do the following:

  1. Select the text for which you want to change the case.

  2. Go to Home > Change case  Change caps button for O365 and Mac .

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To capitalize the first letter of a sentence and leave all other letters as lowercase, click Sentence case.

    • To exclude capital letters from your text, click lowercase.

    • To capitalize all of the letters, click UPPERCASE.

    • To capitalize the first letter of each word and leave the other letters lowercase, click Capitalize Each Word.

    • To shift between two case views (for example, to shift between Capitalize Each Word and the opposite, cAPITALIZE eACH wORD), click tOGGLE cASE.

    Tips: 

    • To apply small capital (Small Caps) to your text, select the text, and then on the Home tab, in the Font group, click the arrow in the lower-right corner. In the Font dialog box, under Effects, select the Small Caps check box.

    • To undo the case change, press CTRL+ Z.

    • To use a keyboard shortcut to change between lowercase, UPPERCASE, and Capitalize Each Word, select the text and press SHIFT + F3 until the case you want is applied.

See also

Insert a drop cap

Choose AutoCorrect options for capitalization

Change case

To change the case of selected text in a document, do the following:

  1. Select the text for which you want to change the case.

  2. Go to Home > Change case  Change caps button for O365 and Mac .

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To capitalize the first letter of a sentence and leave all other letters as lowercase, click Sentence case.

    • To exclude capital letters from your text, click lowercase.

    • To capitalize all of the letters, click UPPERCASE.

    • To capitalize the first letter of each word and leave the other letters lowercase, click Capitalize Each Word.

    • To shift between two case views (for example, to shift between Capitalize Each Word and the opposite, cAPITALIZE eACH wORD), click tOGGLE cASE.

    Tips: 

    • To apply small capital (Small Caps) to your text, select the text, and then on the Format menu, select Font, and in the Font dialog box, under Effects, select the Small Caps box.

      Small Caps shortcut key: ⌘ + SHIFT + K

    • To undo the case change, press ⌘ + Z .

    • To use a keyboard shortcut to change between lowercase, UPPERCASE, and Capitalize Each Word, select the text and then press fn+ SHIFT + F3 until the style you want is applied.

See also

Insert a drop cap

Choose AutoCorrect options for capitalization

PowerPoint for the web supports changing case. See the procedure below.

Word for the web doesn't support changing case. Use the desktop application to open the document and change text case there, or else you can manually change the casing of text in Word for the web.

  1. Select the text you want to change.

  2. Go to Home > More Font Options > Change case.

    Select the "More Font Options" ellipsis button, select Change Case, and then select the option you want.
  3. Choose the case you want to use.

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