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Converting Text to Uppercase in a Macro

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 13, 2018)

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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.

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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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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2019-02-12 18:47:41

Christopher Manescu

I am looking for a macro that changes all text between <title> <\title> to all uppercase


2018-11-30 13:50:31

Ian

Thanks a lot! This is just what I needed.


2017-08-08 09:26:55

John Davidson

Later ... I tried:

Sub Test()
Dim sFont As String

sFont = Selection.Font.Name
Selection.Range.Case = wdNextCase
Selection.Font.Name = sFont
End Sub

But changing the font in this way doesn't change the SimSun font back again to the original font. If I do it manually, the font is changed but not using VBA.

Any thoughts anyone?


2017-08-08 07:06:14

John Davidson

Use of Word's Change Case command or using VBA's 'Selection.Range.Case = wdLowerCase' or 'Selection.Range.Case = wdNextCase' changes the font of some diacritical characters to SimSun

For instance, try changing the case of dǎoyǐn.

Is there a way to prevent Word from doing this? The only way I can think of is to turn the ChangeCase command into a VBA routine that checks the font of the selected text and resets it after changing the case.


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