How to change case in Google Docs

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As a writer, knowing how to change case in Google Docs is incredibly helpful. There are times when I want to quickly caps everything up to express something in a shouty manner. There are times when I want to change headlines into title case for emphasis and style. And there are also times, I admit, where I've typed out entire paragraphs while staring at my keyboard rather than my screen (yes — oblivious to the Caps Lock LED) and have subsequently needed to change almost everything back to lower case. Once upon a time, all of these situations required retyping everything out again. But no longer.

Google's work processor, Docs, is great at many things. It's great at being free, for one. It's great if you work collaboratively, for another. And it's also great at saving you time, as it's packed full of features and shortcuts to enable you to save precious seconds when furiously typing out that urgent document. The ability to change cases with just a few clicks is one of those shortcuts, and this guide is here to show you how to do it.


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How to change case in Google Docs

  1. Highlight the text you want to change case
  2. Select Format from the top menu
  3. Hover over the Text option until the Text menu appears
  4. Hover over the Capitalization option until the Capitalization menu appears
  5. Click lower case, UPPER CASE or Title Case as required

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There you go — that's how you change cases quickly using Google Docs. Simple, but very effective. 

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Peter Wolinski
Editor, How To & Cameras

Peter is Editor of the How To and Camera sections at Tom's Guide. As a writer, he covers topics including tech, photography, gaming, hardware, motoring and food & drink. Outside of work, he can usually be found telling everyone about his greyhounds, obsessively detailing his car, squeezing as many FPS as possible out of PC games, and perfecting his espresso shots.