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How to Convert ALL CAPS Text to Sentence Case

Convert CAPS to Text Office 2010Good 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:

Step 1

Copy and paste the offending email, Craigslist ad or manifesto into Microsoft Word 2010.

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Step 2

In the Font panel, Click the Change Case button.

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Step 3

Choose Sentence Case.

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Step 4

Breathe a sigh of relief.

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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.

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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!


11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Tom  

    For those of you not on Word 2010 you can also use Shift f3 in any office application. Just highlight all text you want to change case for hold down shift an toggle through different cases by pressing F3.

  2. DW96  

    A really cool tip indeed!

  3. john  

    How bout pressing shift+F3 af highligting of tekst??

  4. Chris  

    BUT HOW DOES THIS HELP ME TURN OFF CAPS LOGK? I NEED TO TURN OFF CAPS LOCK I CANNOT COPY AND PASTE EVERYTHING I WRITE INTO WORD AND THEN COPY IT INTO THE INTERNET.

    THANKS,
    CHRIS

    • Melissa  

      Well you have this botton on your computer which I quote “Caps Lock” and it us usually located at the left side of the computer. So all that you need to do it press it once and the CAPS will be gone

  5. Joani  

    Thank you soooo much for this. You just saved me from insane frustration (entire cover letter in caps by mistake.) What a relief!

  6. Flora Paul  

    Thanks for this cool tip.

  7. Neha  

    i have followed these steps but its not working

  8. Kevin  

    Thank you

  9. Pat Bryan  

    If you do this often, there are apps that convert keys, or a simple script that turns capsLOCK into a shift key.

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