How to Change Case in Excel

Before you start

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How to change case of cell values

To run the tool, click the Change Case icon that you'll find in the Text group on the Ablebits Data tab in Excel:
The Change Case tool on Excel's ribbon.
You will see the Change Case pane:
Lower, upper, proper, or sentence case.

  1. Select the range in Excel where you need to convert case.
  2. If you need to get the whole table selected, click the Expand selection icon.
  3. If you choose UPPER CASE, all the words within the selected cells will take upper case.
  4. Select lower case to turn all cell values to lowercase.
  5. Choose Proper Case to make the first letter of each word within a cell capital and all other letters lowercase.
    Note. If there are acronyms in your cells, only the first letter of the abbreviation will keep upper case with this option selected.
  6. Make the first character in each sentence capital with the Sentence case option.
  7. As you can't undo changes made by add-ins in Excel, we recommend choosing to Back up this worksheet.
Tip. You can run any of these options right away by clicking the arrow below the add-in's icon and picking the necessary option from the dropdown menu:
Change case directly from the Excel ribbon.

Click the Change Case button to apply changes to the selected range.

Note. If you want only the first letter in your sentences to be capital and you're sure that there are no names and abbreviations there, process your data selecting lower case first, and then process it again applying the Sentence case option.



is it possible to exclude some words when using the "Proper case" option?

For instance, let's say I have the following sentence:
"He gave me the keys for his house"

And I would like to have it as follows:
"He Gave Me the Keys for His House"

That is, I'd like to use Proper Case for all words except for "the" and "for".

Is that possible?


Ekaterina Pechyonkina (Ablebits Team) says:
January 5, 2020 at 12:10 pm

Hi Abel,

Thank you for contacting us. Sorry, it is not possible. The Proper case option is designed to make the first letter of each word within a cell capital.

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