Good news, everyone! You’ve got an email from your Uncle Tobias. Bad news is that he seems to be ticked off about something because IT APPEARS FROM THE WAY THAT HIS EMAIL IS WRITTEN THAT HE IS SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS ABOUT THAT COMPUTER ISSUE HE WANTS YOU TO LOOK INTO. Uncle Tobias is a good guy (he taught you how to tie a fishing lure, after all), so you should probably help him out, but holy cripes, it’s going to give you a migraine to read through his seven page email in all caps. No worries—you can translate it from Baby-Boomer-who-can’t-figure-out-the-caps-lock-key to regular people text in seconds. Here’s how:
Copy and paste the offending email, Craigslist ad or manifesto into Microsoft Word 2010.
In the Font panel, Click the Change Case button.
Choose Sentence Case.
Breathe a sigh of relief.
yOU CAN ALSO TRY tOGGLE cASE TO SWITCH ALL UPPER CASE LETTERS TO LOWER CASE LETTERS AND VICE VERSA. tHIS IS HANDY FOR THE PERSON WHO TYPES AN ENTIRE EMAIL WITH CORRECT CAPITALIZATION BUT NEVER LOOKS AT THE SCREEN TO NOTICE THAT CAPS LOCK IS ON.
There are also options to switch to all lowercase, ALL UPPPERCASE or to Capitalize Each Word.
But I Don’t have Microsoft Word!
No worries, just copy and paste your ALL CAPS text into the box below. Magic!
There are some limitations to this, such as acronyms, abbreviations and the pronoun "I", but it’s definitely a better starting place than a solid block of capitalized text!