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How to Convert Uppercase to Lowercase in Notepad

by Yaron Elharar (@YaronElharar)

Are you tired of manually converting uppercase letters to lowercase in Notepad? It can be a real pain, especially when dealing with large amounts of text. Perhaps you copied text from a source that was entirely in uppercase, or maybe you accidentally hit the Caps Lock key. Whatever the reason, you find yourself staring at a block of text in all caps, wondering if there’s a faster way to make everything lowercase.

There are indeed several ways to solve this problem. In this article, we’ll explore a few of them, and then introduce you to a tool that makes it even easier.

How To Convert Uppercase To Lowercase In Notepad

Converting The Text Case Directly In Notepad

Since Notepad does not have a direct feature to convert text from uppercase to lowercase, It leaves you with either rewriting the text or using one of these methods to convert the text case:

Using MS Word For the conversion

  1. Copy the text from Notepad.
  2. Open Word, and paste your text into it.
  3. Select the text you want to change.
  4. Go to the “Home” tab, then in the “Font” group, click the “Aa” button and select “Lowercase”.
  5. Copy the now lowercase text and paste it back into Notepad.

Similarly you can copy and paste the text on an external website to convert it there as well, while these workaround help, it requires switching between two applications, which Is an unnecessary back and forth, especially if you can do it directly in place.

Use AnyCase App and Convert In-place

AnyCase App is a tool designed to make text case conversions as simple and fast as possible. It works seamlessly with multiple platforms and applications, and yes, that includes Notepad, in 3 minutes you’ll be able to convert case in place directly.

Here’s how you can use AnyCase App to convert uppercase to lowercase in Notepad:

  1. Download and install AnyCase App.
  2. Open your document in Notepad.
  3. Highlight the text you want to change.
  4. Right-click the selected text and choose the “Convert to lowercase” option from the AnyCase App context menu.

With AnyCase App, you can change the case of your text without having to leave Notepad or deal with cumbersome workarounds.

Windows Shortcut (keys to press)Action
Win+Alt+LTo convert selection to lowercase
Win+Alt+UTo convert selection to All Caps (UPPERCASE)
Win+Alt+TTo convert selection to Title Case
Win+Alt+STo convert selection to Sentence case
Win+Alt+ATo convert selection to AlTeRnAtInG CaPs
Win+Alt+OOpens main window with all the app's options
To enable the shortcuts above, you will need the free AnyCase App. Clicking on the table will lead you to its download page.

In conclusion, converting uppercase to lowercase in Notepad can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. While Notepad itself doesn’t offer a direct solution, using Word can be a workaround. However, for a faster (converting text in a fraction of a second in-place), simpler, and more efficient solution, use AnyCase App. It’s designed to make text case conversions easy and quick, saving you time and frustration.

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