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How to Convert Uppercase to Lowercase in Notepad

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.

Built-In Feature?

Unfortunately, notepad does not have a direct feature to convert text from uppercase to lowercase, you have four options available to you and let’s go over all of them:

First Manually

Converting the text manually, that means rewriting the entire section of text you would like to convert to a different text case, very time consuming and my least favorite of methods, so beyond mentioning that let’s get immediately to the next method.

Using WordPad

  1. Copy the text from Notepad.
  2. Open WordPad (you can find it by searching for it in the Windows start menu).
  3. Paste the text into WordPad.
  4. Highlight the text you want to change.
  5. Go to the “Home” tab, then in the “Font” group, click the “Aa” button and select “Lowercase”.
  6. Copy the now lowercase text and paste it back into Notepad.

While this workaround can help, it requires switching between two applications, which can be inefficient.

Using Word

another way is to use Microsoft Word, If you have Microsoft Word you can copy the text to Microsoft Word select it and click shift + F3 to change the text case, As you probably noticed all these methods require you to leave Notepad, not very useful so let’s proceed to the fastest way to convert case 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.


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/WordPad can be a workaround. However, for a faster(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.

The developer of the AnyCase app, and other popular Windows programs, an UX expert with over 15 years of experience in the industry.

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