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How to quickly convert/change text to upper cases in Microsoft Excel?

This article is going to talk about some tips about how to change text strings to all uppercase letters easily in Microsoft Excel.

Supposing you need to change text strings in A1:A5 to uppercase letters, see the following screen shots:


arrow blue right bubble Change text strings to uppercases in Excel with UPPER function


Using Microsoft Excel's upper function is easy to change text strings to uppercase letters in one cell.

Enter =UPPER(A1) in Cell C1, and press Enter key. Then the content of "change case" in Cell A1 is copied and changed to "CHANGE CASE" in Cell C1. See screen shot:

Select the Cell C1, and you can copy the formula to other cells by dragging at bottom-right corner and dropping down to other cells.


arrow blue right bubble Change text strings to uppercase in Excel with VBA

There is a VBA code can help you to change the text string to uppercase in Excel.

1. Press Alt + F11 to display the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the window, click Insert > Module to show a new module window, then copy the following VBA code into the module window.

VBA: Change text string to uppercase in Excel.

Sub UCase()
'Upadateby20140701
Dim Rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
For Each Rng In WorkRng
    Rng.Value = VBA.UCase(Rng.Value)
Next
End Sub

3. Then click Run button, and a dialog pops out for you to select a range to change text string to uppercase. See screenshot:

4. After selecting, click OK. All the text string in the selection will be changed to uppercase.


arrow blue right bubble Change text strings to uppercase in Excel with Kutools for Excel

Kutools for Excel's Change Case tool can help you all text strings or letters to uppercase letters in a range of Microsoft Excel.

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Step 1: Select the range in which you will change text strings to uppercase letters.

Step 2: Click the Kutools > Text Tools > Change Case…. See screen shot:

Step 3: In Change Case dialog box, check the UPPER CASE option, and click OK or Apply button. See screen shot:

Then you will see that all text strings in selection are changed to uppercase letters. See screenshot:

Kutools for Excel's Change Case tool can quickly change text case to UPPER, LOWER, PROPER, Sentence Case, and tOGGLE cASE. Click to know more…


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    Aron C · 4 years ago
    The VBA was freaking awesome thanks a lot :lol: .
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    Bryan Steven · 5 years ago
    This is one the ways that i know it could be done with VBA

    Sub UPPER ()

    Dim Addrr As Atring
    Addr = Intersect(ActiveSheet.UsedRange, Selection).Address
    Range(Addr) = _
    Evaluate("IF(LEN(" & Addr & "),UPPER(" & Addr & "),"""")")

    End Sub