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How to Capitalize Text in Excel: A Step-by-Step Guide

Changing the capitalization of text in Excel can be done using various functions. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to achieve this:

Changing the Capitalization of a Single Cell

1. UPPER Function:

  • To change the content of a single cell (e.g., A1) to uppercase, enter the formula =UPPER(A1) in another cell (e.g., B1).

2. LOWER Function:

  • To change the content of a single cell (e.g., A1) to lowercase, enter the formula =LOWER(A1) in another cell (e.g., B1).

3. PROPER Function:

  • To change the content of a single cell (e.g., A1) to proper case, enter the formula =PROPER(A1) in another cell (e.g., B1).

Changing the Capitalization of Multiple Cells

1. UPPER, LOWER, or PROPER Functions with Range:

  • Use the functions with a range reference to change the capitalization of multiple cells.
  • Example: =UPPER(A1:A10), =LOWER(A1:A10), =PROPER(A1:A10).

Changing the Capitalization of a Column, Row, or Range

1. Select the Target Range:

  • Select the column, row, or range of cells you want to modify.

2. Use the Appropriate Function:

  • For a column, use formulas like =UPPER(A1) in cell B1 and drag it down.
  • For a row, use formulas like =UPPER(A1) in cell B1 and drag it across.
  • For a range, use formulas like =UPPER(A1:B10) in cell C1.

Changing the Capitalization of a Worksheet or Workbook

1. Apply Functions to Entire Worksheet or Workbook:

  • For an entire worksheet, use formulas like =UPPER(A1:A1048576) in cell B1 (adjust the range as needed).
  • For an entire workbook, apply the formulas to the respective cells in each sheet.

Note:

  • UPPER Function: Converts text to uppercase.
  • LOWER Function: Converts text to lowercase.
  • PROPER Function: Converts the first letter of each word to uppercase.

Example:

  • If cell A1 contains "example TEXT," using =UPPER(A1) in cell B1 will result in "EXAMPLE TEXT."
  • Using =LOWER(A1) will result in "example text."
  • Using =PROPER(A1) will result in "Example Text."

These functions provide flexibility in changing the capitalization based on your specific needs, whether for a single cell, a range, or an entire worksheet/workbook. Adjust the formulas according to the location and extent of the data you want to modify.