How to change uppercase to lowercase in Microsoft Excel?

Supposing you receive an Excel report with all text strings in uppercase letters, it will be easier to read if you can change these uppercase letters into lowercase in Excel. The following tricks can quickly change all uppercase letters into lowercase in Excel.

Change uppercase to lowercase in Excel with LOWER function

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For example, you have the following uppercase text strings, how could you quickly and easily change the uppercase letters to lowercase letters?


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Using Microsoft Excel's Lower function is an easy way to change any kinds of text strings or letters to lowercase in one cell.

Step 1: In the adjacent cell B1, enter the formula =LOWER (A1). See screenshot:


Step 2: Press Enter key and the formula has been applied to the cell B1, then select cell B1, drag the fill handle over the range of cells that you want to apply this formula. And all of the uppercase text strings have been changed to lowercase strings. See screenshot:


Note: This method can only change all the uppercase letters into lowercase in a new range, so you may have to take a further step to replace the uppercase letters with the lowercase letters.

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Step1: Select the range that you want to change.

Step2: Click Kutools > Text Tools > Change Case. See screenshot:


Step 3: In Change Case dialog box, check the lower case option.


Step4: then click OK or Apply. The selected uppercase letters have been converted to lowercase letters in the original range.


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+2#Lisa B2014-01-09 16:56
Or, use function =Proper(cell) to have capitals for first letter of names, cities, etc...
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0#Bryan2014-04-08 21:13
This is an even Faster way to do it using VBA instead of excel functions.

Addr = Intersect(ActiveSheet.UsedRange, Selection).Address
Range(Addr) = Evaluate("IF(LEN(" & Addr & "),LOWER(" & Addr & "),"""")")
End Sub

Go to developer tab>macros>(type a name for the new macro)>create. and paste above code, now every time you run the macro it will change the case of the current selection to lowercase.

Note. if you want to use it for UPPER or Proper case, you only have to replace all the "LOWER" ' s in the code with PROPER or UPPER depending of what you need.
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-2#asad2014-03-01 14:58
Thanks. Great article. MS should use this on their documentation instead
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