Microsoft Word Uppercase Shortcut Key

Quickly convert text to uppercase

A typewriter keyboard with upper case text
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When you are working on a Microsoft Word document, it is frustrating to type a section of text only to realize that a lot or all of it should be in uppercase. Instead of having to retype it, Word makes it simple to automatically change some or all of the text to a different case, such as all caps.

Instructions in this article apply to Word 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, and Word for Office 365.

MS Word Uppercase Shortcut Key

The fastest way to change highlighted text to all caps is to highlight the text and then press the keyboard shortcut Shift+F3.

You can use Ctrl+A to highlight all the text on the page.

You might have to press the shortcut combination a few times because the text in the document might be in some other cases, such as sentence case or all lowercase.

If you are using Word for Mac, select the text you want to change to uppercase and then press ⌘ + SHIFT + K.

Change to Uppercase Using the Ribbon

Another way you can do this is through the Home tab on the ribbon.

  1. Select the text you want to change to uppercase.

  2. Select Change Case drop-down in the Font group.

    Screenshot of Change Case menu in Word
  3. Choose UPPERCASE to change the selected text to all uppercase letters. You can also choose Sentence Case to capitalize the first letter of each sentence selected and change the remaining text to lower case; lowercase to change all of the selected text to lowercase; Capitalize Each Word to change the first letter of each selected word to uppercase format; and tOGGLE cASE to change the first letter of every word to lowercase and the remaining letters to uppercase.

In Microsoft Word Online, there is no shortcut to change the case of selected text. You can edit text manually or open the document it in the desktop version of Word to change its case.

Any time you change the case format of text in Word, you can use a shortcut to undo it.

Don't Have Microsoft Word?

Though it's simple to do this in Microsoft Word, you don't have to use Word to change the text to all caps. There are plenty of online services that perform the same function.

For example, Convert Case is one website where you paste your text into the text field and choose from a variety of cases. Select from uppercase, lowercase, sentence case, capitalized case, alternating case, title case, and inverse case. After the conversion, you download the text and paste it where you need it.

  1. Press CTRL+ Z or press ⌘ + Z in Word for Mac.

  2. Press CTRL+ Y or press ⌘ + Y in Word for Mac to redo the change.