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Converting Text to Uppercase in a Macro

Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Converting Text to Uppercase in a Macro.

There are two ways you can convert text to uppercase in Word, within a macro. The first is to use the AllCaps property and the second is to use the Case property. The following shows how to use both methods.

Selection.Font.AllCaps = True
Selection.Range.Case = wdUpperCase

Both of these statements assume you have selected the text to be changed prior to issuing the statements. The difference between them is that the AllCaps property controls only the formatting of the text—it only appears as uppercase. The Case property, on the other hand, actually changes the letters in the selection so they are uppercase.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1723) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Converting Text to Uppercase in a Macro.

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