How to change uppercase and lowercase text in Microsoft Word

Updated: 12/30/2021 by Computer Hope
Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, you can use the keyboard shortcut Shift+F3 to change selected text between uppercase, lowercase, and title case.

Selecting a case

  1. Highlight all the text you want to change. If you want to change the case for the whole document you can use the Ctrl+A keyboard shortcut to select everything.
  2. Hold down Shift and press F3.
  3. When you hold Shift and press F3, the text toggles from sentence case (first letter uppercase and the rest lowercase), to all uppercase (all capital letters), and then all lowercase.

If you are using a laptop or an Apple Mac, the function keys may not be enabled without the use of the Fn key. You may need to hold Fn, in addition to Shift, when you press F3.

If you're not able to get Shift+F3 to work in Microsoft Word 2007 or later, you can try the following option instead.

  1. In the menu bar, on the Home tab, click the Change Case icon, which has an uppercase 'A' and lowercase 'a.'

Change Case icon in Microsoft Word

  1. Select the appropriate option from the list of values. For example, if you want to change to all uppercase letters, select the UPPERCASE option. If you want to change to all lowercase letters, select the lowercase option.

Change Case menu in Microsoft Word


Use our text tool to convert any text from uppercase to lowercase.