If you want to change the capitalization of a word, sentence or paragraph, you don’t have to do it manually in Microsoft Word. You can easily adjust the text to all uppercase or lowercase, to the uppercase and lowercase of the sentence, or to the uppercase and lowercase of the first letter of each word.
Although it is not difficult to do, changing the uppercase or lowercase letters in one fell swoop can be one of those Microsoft Word functions that you didn’t know existed. So here we will show you how to do it in Word on your computer, on the web, and on your mobile device.
How to change the case in Microsoft Word on your computer
On both Windows and Mac, you can make your text changes in the same way.
- Open your document in Word and select the text you want to edit. You can easily do it by dragging the cursor over it, be it a word, a phrase or more.
- Then go to the tab Beginning and click the button Change uppercase and lowercase in the Source section of the ribbon. The button icon is an uppercase and lowercase letter A (Aa).
- Select the uppercase or lowercase option you want to use from the drop-down list. Each option shows its appearance as its name.
If you choose Uppercase and want to use a smaller version of uppercase, right-click the selected text and choose Source. On the Font tab of the pop-up window, check the box Small caps (Small capital letters) and click To accept.
Uppercase and lowercase letters in Word for the web
You have the same options for adjusting upper and lower case in Word for the web.
- Open your document in Word online and select the text you want to edit by dragging the cursor over it.
- Go to the tab Beginning and click More font options (three dots) on the tape.
- Move the cursor to Change uppercase and lowercase and make your selection from the pop-up menu.
Uppercase and lowercase in the Word mobile app
If you use Microsoft Word on your mobile device, you will be happy to know that you can also change the case in the application.
- Open your document in the Word mobile app and select the text. To do this, touch a word to highlight it and, if necessary, drag the handles to include all the text you want to change.
- Touch the three points on the right of the toolbar, above the keyboard.
- When the menu at the bottom opens, make sure it is selected Beginning. Then press More formats.
- Choose option Change uppercase and lowercase and then select the uppercase and lowercase option.
Make text changes easy in Microsoft Word
Little-known features like this for changing uppercase or lowercase letters in just a few clicks or taps can be a huge time saver. You can eliminate handwriting and reduce the risk of mistakes by changing the text simultaneously.