How to Change the Case of Text in Google Docs

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In Google Docs, you can easily change the capitalization of selected text in your document into the lowercase, uppercase, or title case whenever needed. And to get more case options, you need to install the Google Docs add-on (Doc Tools). In this tutorial, we will look at the steps to change the case of text.

  • Lowercase– It refers to the style of text in which all letters are in a small form. Lowercasing text is commonly used for everything except the first letter of sentences, proper nouns, and other specific cases like titles that require capitalization of words.
  • Uppercase– It refers to text in which all letters are capitalized. Uppercase text is typically used for emphasis, headings, acronyms, and the initial letter of proper nouns, among other uses.
  • Title Case– It refers to the capitalization style in which the first letter of most words is capitalized, while certain smaller words are left in lowercase unless they start or end a title.

Changing Text to Lowercase in Google Docs

To change the formatting of your entire document to lowercase, use the steps below.

  • First, select the text that you want to change into lowercase.
  • Afterward, go to the Format menu in the top menu bar to explore formatting options.
  • In the Text drop-down menu, click Capitalization and then select Lowercase.
  • Once you select the option, the selected text will convert to all lowercase letters.

Changing Text to Uppercase in Google Docs

Suppose you want to change the text to uppercase to capitalize it. You need to follow the below steps.

  • Highlight the text that you want to change.
  • Click on the Format, then Text.
  • Afterward, select Uppercase, this time from the Capitalization drop-down.
  • Now, the text you select shows all the capital letters.

Note – Text in all uppercase letters is quite harder to read than text in lowercase or mixed case, especially over long stretches.

Changing Text to Title case in Google Docs

It is the third option of text capitalization. And when you choose this option, the first letter of every word is capitalized.

  • You need to select the title first to apply the title case.
  • Again, go to Format tab> Text.
  • Next, select Capitalization from the drop-down and then click on Title Case.
  • In the end, you can see that every first letter is capitalized in the title when it converts into the title case.

Change Text Case using Add-ons

  • To get an add-on, go to Extensions, then Add-Ons, and select Get Add-Ons.
  • In the Google Workspace Marketplace, type Doc Tools in the search box.
  • Click on Doc Tools from the search options below and install it.
  • Next, it asks for your permission before installing the add-on into Google Docs.
  • Click Continue and then give access to link it with your account.
  • After installing, click Extensions, select Doc-tools, then start.
  • Once you click start, it will open on the right side of the document.
  • Now, choose any of the following options that you want to apply.
    • Capitalize: It makes the first letter of every word capitalized in the selected text.
  • Sentence Case: This option will help you capitalize the first letter of the first word of each line.
  • Toggle Case: It changes the capital letters to small and small letters to capitalize in the selected sentence.

Change Text Case with a Keyboard Shortcut

Google Docs does not offer specific keyboard shortcuts for directly changing text cases.

Last Updated: May 01, 2024