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How to change all caps to lowercase except first letter in Excel?

How could you change all capital letters to lowercase except the first letter of words in a column? In Excel, you can change all caps to lowercase except first letter of each word or all caps to lowercase except first letter of a sentence with following methods:

Change all caps to lowercase except first letter of each word with formula

Change all caps to lowercase except first letter of a sentence with formula

Change all caps to lowercase except first letter of each word / a sentence with Kutools for Excel


Change Case:(change text string to uppercase, lowercase, propercase and so on)

With the help of Kutools for Excel’s Change Case utility, you can quickly change the text strings to upper case, lower case, proper case, sentence case and so on.

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Change all caps to lowercase except first letter of each word with formula


If you want to change all uppercase to lowercase but keep the first letter of each word uppercase in a range of cells, the function of Proper in Excel may help you, please do as follows:

1. Enter the formula: =PROPER(A1) into a blank cell, C1 for instance, where you want to get the result, see screenshot:

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2. Then drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to apply this formula, and every letter has been converted to lowercase except the first letter of each word, see screenshot:

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Change all caps to lowercase except first letter of a sentence with formula

To change all caps to lowercase but the first letter in a sentence, you can apply the following formula to solve it.

1. Enter the following formula into a blank cell, C1, for example, =UPPER(LEFT(A1,1))&LOWER(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-1)) (A1 is the cell reference that you want to use), see screenshot:

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2. Then drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to contain this formula, all capital text strings have been converted to lowercase except the first letter of each the string, see screenshot:

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Change all caps to lowercase except first letter of each word / a sentence with Kutools for Excel

Kutools for Excel’s Change Case utility can help you quickly convert all uppercase to lowercase, proper case, sentence case and toggle case as you need without any formulas.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Select the text strings that you want to convert to lowercase but keep the first letter uppercase.

2. Then click Kutools > Text > Change Case, see screenshot:

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3. In the Change Case dialog box:

(1.) Select Proper Case to change all caps to lowercase except the first letter of each word;

(2.) Select Sentence Case to change all caps to lowercase except the first letter only of each string.

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4. After choosing your desired option, then click Ok or Apply button, and you will get the result that you need.

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