It’s always frustrating when you’re typing a large passage in a document without looking at the screen, only to finally look up and see that you accidentally had the Caps Lock key pressed down. This typically leads you to retyping the passage in the correct case, then deleting the original. This process is tedious and frustrating, and it’s probably something that you wish you could avoid.
But it’s equally frustrating to need text in uppercase and type it in lowercase. It creates the same problem, and could require the same action for resolution. Fortunately, however, if you’re working in Google Docs, you can avoid this problem by forcing the uppercase formatting on an existing passage in the document. Our tutorial below will show you how to convert existing text to uppercase in Google Docs.
How to Make a Selection Uppercase in Google Docs
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome. This guide assumes that you currently have a document in Google Docs, and that you want to to convert some of its existing text to be entirely uppercase.
Step 1: Sign into Google Docs and open the document file containing the text that you want to convert to uppercase.
Step 2: Select the text that you want to make uppercase.
Step 3: Click the Format tab at the top of the window.
Step 4: Choose the Text option, then click Capitalization, then choose UPPERCASE.
If you decide later that you don’t want that selection of text to be uppercase, then you can always go back to the final menu in Step 4: and choose either the lowercase or Title Case option instead.
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