How to Easily Change the Case on Text in Google Docs

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Google Docs offers a simple way to transform text formatting between lowercase, uppercase, and title case right within your documents. While the built-in options cover the basics, installing the “Change Case” add-on from the G Suite Marketplace provides more advanced formatting choices. This guide will walk through both methods to help you save time when working with text case.

Overview of Changing Case in Google Docs

The ability to quickly change case can be a lifesaver when drafting, editing, and formatting documents. For example, changing a section heading to title case or capitalizing the subject line of an email template. Manually retyping text is inefficient and prone to mistakes. Thankfully, Google Docs has integrated features and add-on capabilities to automate text case transformations.

Some key benefits include:

  • Built-in lower, upper and title case options: Access basic formatting without any setup
  • “Change Case” add-on: Unlock advanced case styles like sentence case and toggle case
  • Work smarter: Transform case for individual words, entire sentences or 100-page documents in just clicks
  • Consistency: Eliminate tedious manual adjustments to maintain consistent text case

Now let’s look at how both the integrated and add-on tools work.

Using Native Google Docs Options

Google Docs makes it easy to quickly change the text case for a selection:

To begin:

  1. Highlight the text you want to transform
  2. Navigate to the “Format” menu
  3. Choose “Capitalization” and pick:
    • Lowercase
    • UPPERCASE
    • Title Case (Capitalize Each Word)

That’s all there is to it! The highlighted text will instantly change to match the selected format.

The native options are great for rapid transformations to basic styles. However, for more flexibility we can utilize the “Change Case” add-on explored in the next section.

Installing and Using the “Change Case” Add-on

While the built-in Google Docs case tools are handy, enabling the “Change Case” add-on unlocks advanced formatting capabilities. After a quick install, you’ll be able to apply styles like sentence case, camel case, kebab case, and more.

Here is how to set up and use the add-on:

  1. Open Google Docs and select “Add-ons” and choose “Get add-ons”
  2. Search for “Change Case” and click “+ FREE”
  3. Click “Install” to add the add-on (no sign-in required)
  4. Highlight the text you want to format
  5. Under the “Add-ons” menu, hover over “Change Case”
  6. Choose from 15+ formatting styles

The selected text will instantly match the chosen case style.

Some of the advanced options include:

  • Sentence case
  • Title Case Each Word
  • camelCase
  • snake_case
  • kebab-case
  • DOT.case
  • And more…

The ability to mix and match this many case variants in seconds saves a massive amount of time.

Now that you know how to transform text case in Google Docs, let’s go over some common applications and pro tips…

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