View Full Version : Change case in Excel?

11-09-2002, 12:03 PM
Hey there

I have a bunch of excel documents featuring plain text fields for which the formatting is rather important - I need to change the case from UPPER to Standard Title Case. In word this is a standard feature (obviously, being a word processor), but in Excel the process requires me to retype the word, which is going to be time consuming.

I'm wondering is there a way to somehow import the command from word, or is there a tricky way to make it happen automatically in Excel- maybe a macro or something?

As I'm only a junior geek this stuff is a bit beyond me... thanks in advance


11-09-2002, 12:18 PM
Check the Function wizard, go to TEXT on the left and highlight PROPER on the right. The formula format will appear in the lower half of the window.

11-09-2002, 12:20 PM
See here (http://www.utoronto.ca/ams/news/110/html/110-3b.htm) for more. :)

11-09-2002, 12:21 PM
Excel does not have a change case, but there are add-ins available on the web.

Use your query Change Case Excel as the search words in www.google.co.nz and look around.

Russell D
11-09-2002, 12:46 PM
If your example your text is in cells in column A starting at A1
the formula "=PROPER(A1)" entered in say empty cell B1 will display the text in A1 the format required in B1.
Copy the formula down to opposite the last text cell in Column A then Copy column B and Paste PasteSpecial Values to column A.

11-09-2002, 05:17 PM
thanks guys!