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The process of changing case using any case is a very simple two-step process:

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  1. Select the text you want to be converted
  2. Use a shortcut, the context menu, or the application window to change the capitalization

Below we will go over each of these options separately, but no matter which of the three option you use the process starts the same, and start with the selection of the text.

Installing AnyCase On Windows

Most users have installed an app on Windows before, and for them, the installation process does not need much of an explanation, as it’s the same whenever you install an application to expand/add additional functionality to Windows. AnyCase App is compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8 and 7.

Most of AnyCase users are in the business sector, AnyCase is built In a way that anyone that needs case conversion functionality can add and Install it. No administration privileges required (from v5.22 and above)

Installation Steps (Video goes over all steps)

  1. Download the latest version of AnyCase App
  2. Click the downloaded file to start the installation
  3. Follow the steps in the wizard
  4. Wait for the installation to finish
  5. TEST:  Select any editable text and test a conversion
AnyCase App Installation Walk-through

What Are The Shortcuts Available For Case Conversion?

AnyCase uses Windows shortcuts to convert between Uppercase, Title Case, Sentence Case, and Lowercase. To use a shortcut like Win+Alt+U for example to change the text to uppercase, you will need to:

  1. First, perform the selection
  2. When the text selected press these 3 buttons at the same time

An easy way to remember the case conversion shortcuts is that they all start with the Windows key + Alt Key, or in short Win+Alt and the first letter of the change you want to be performed (when possible), For example, Win+Alt+U will Change the text case to Uppercase.

Win+Alt+U = Uppercase
Win+Alt+T = Title Case
Win+Alt+S = Sentence Case
Win+Alt+L = Lowercase
Win+Alt+A = Alternating Caps
Win+Alt+O = Toggle Caps

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 (AlTeRnAtInG TeXt eXaMpLe)
Win+Alt+OToggle the case of the selected Text
Add Capitalization Shortcuts to Windows using AnyCase

How To Change Case Using A Context Menu?

Being able to convert case using a context menu is one of the more powerful features of AnyCase, it opens the ability to perform a conversion directly in any program using a context menu, for this method you don’t need to remember any shortcuts, the steps to use the context menu to change capitalization is as follows:

  1. First, select your text
  2. Hold the control(Ctrl) key on your keyboard, then press the right-click button on your mouse

This will bring up a context menu dedicated to case conversions, with options to uppercase, lowercase, sentence case etc. On the right, you can see an example of the context menu in action on Twitter, but remember that this option will work in all the supported applications the same way.

To bring up the context menu in any program you normally press the right-click button of the mouse, to bring up the dedicated case conversion menu of AnyCase hold the control(Ctrl) key before pressing the right-click.

The options available on the context menu are:

  • Convert to uppercase
  • Convert to title case
  • Convert to sentence case
  • Convert to lowercase
  • Convert to Alternating caps
  • Toggle (flip) Text Case
  • Magic Paste
    • Paste
    • What is it? (help)
  • More
    • Clear text styling
    • Remove double spaces
    • How many were

The context menu includes the “how many words?” feature which is a unique option that currently doesn’t appear in shortcuts or the application window.

How Do I Switch Language Text After After I Already Started Typing?

This highly requested feature lets you switch language after you already started typing, this is a common problem for bilingual, multilingual people. you start typing while looking at the keyboard, when you look looking up you realize the keyboard is set to the wrong language.

What Is Magic Paste? And How To Use It?

This feature lets you paste the copied text in fields that are blocking it, to the right you can see an example where in the first try I am using the normal paste function of Google Chrome and nothing happens, on the second try I use the magic paste option of the AnyCase App to paste the same text in without a problem.

Whenever you encounter a field that blocks you from pasting text you have copied to your clipboard (like in the example) you can use this feature to bypass the block.

How Many Words?

The “how many words” feature is a word counter, it will count the number of words that are in the selected text, how many characters, and how many characters are without spaces.

  1. First, select your text
  2. Hold the control(Ctrl) key on your keyboard, then press the right-click button on your mouse
  3. Select the how many words option from the context menu

You will be presented with:

  • “How many words” are in the selected text.
  • How many characters are in the selected text Including spaces
  • How many characters are in the selected text without Including spaces
Word Counter AnyCase App

How To Convert Case Using The Application Window?

The AnyCase App window acts as a floating window that is always available. the AnyCase window floats above all other windows as you work, it is perfect for those moments you need to scheme through a document and change capitalization in multiple locations. Simply leave the window in a comfortable location and start hacking away through the entire document, as you fly through case conversions.

What Is Remove Styling And How It Works?

This function is performed on the text you already copied, in the case that you have copied formatted text and you want to paste it as plain text, clicking the button “clear text styling” will clear the formatting of the text you copied.

While Ctrl+Shift+V (the built-in function for Windows to paste plain text) works on some applications, this clearing function will work for you in all applications, especially in cases where the formatting persists and doesn’t get cleared, or when Ctrl+Shift+V  doesn’t work and doesn’t insert text at all.

The steps are as follows:

  1. Copy any text you would like To clear formatting for
  2. Press the clear Styling Text Button
  3. Paste in your desired location

Proper Nouns And Abbreviation

AnyCase App huge proper noun engine contains thousands upon thousands of proper nouns that will be automatically capitalized as you Convert between uppercase to title case, lowercase to sentence case etc.; 90% percent of the time you won’t need to worry about brand names, personal names, countries, days of the week, months being capitalized, as AnyCase will convert them automatically.

This feature also make sure abbreviations are Ignored in the sentence structure, the feature is turned on by default and can be controlled from the programs settings.

  • Brand/Company Names – eBay, CNN, CloudFlare, Starbucks
  • Personal Names – David, Mary, Kate
  • Days Of The Week – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
  • Months – January, February, Mar. Apr.
  • Holidays – Christmas, Ramadan, Hanukkah
  • Religions – Christianity, Judaism, Islam
  • Languages/Nationalities – English ,American, Japanese, Swedish
  • Countries/States – USA, United States, West Virginia, Texas, Hawaii
  • Cities – New York, Tokyo, Tel-Aviv
  • Common geographic locations – Mountains, Rivers, Waterways Etc.
  • Historical Periods/Events – World War II, D-Day, Korean War

Punctuation Engine

AnyCase App Punctuation Engine catches over 30 common punctuation issues and automatically fixes them. Some examples would be , a missing space after a comma , double/triple spaces that were missed in the paragraph , removes a dot if It appears directly after a question mark (Would you be in tomorrow?. >  Would you be in tomorrow?).

AnyCase Settings

The settings Window of the program lets you adjust Several features of the AnyCase App

Custom Word Capitalization* – Enter any words that you would like to be strictly capitalized in this field, separated by a comma (,) what is commonly referred to as a comma-separated list.

Is a powerful feature of AnyCase, it makes it possible to define words you want to be capitalized in a specific way, for example, your name, a brand with a specific capitalization (e.g. FedEx, Microsoft, FDA, SpaceX), or your company name.

Keep Acronyms*  – When this feature is turned on AnyCase will try to identify any acronyms that you have capitalized in the selected text to be converted, and ignore the acronyms in the conversion.

Automatically capitalize – When this feature is turned on AnyCase makes sure that proper nouns such as brand names, personal names, days of the week, names of months are capitalize automatically.

Custom Shortcuts – Set your own shortcuts for case conversions across Windows OS, whether it’s uppercase, lowercase, etc. Deleting a custom shortcut activates the default shortcut.

Use Punctuation Engine – The punctuation engine catches punctuation issues in the text and fixes them automatically. Punctuation issues can range from a misplaced dot, to multiple consecutive spaces, or handling of brackets etc. AnyCase handles over 30 punctuation issues automatically for you.

Context Menu – Turning the context menu feature on/off

Start Minimize – Start AnyCase directly to Windows Trey

Start with Windows – Select whether the AnyCase program should start with Windows or not (on/off)

Alternative Conversion Method  – If you encounter issues converting in-place in a particular program, or if the results of the conversions in a specific program are not consistent, use this alternative in-place conversion method, this increases the number of programs any case supports but at the price that it’s significantly slower, we recommend activating this feature only if you encounter case conversion issues in a specific program.

License – You can either enter your license or buy a license using these buttons here.

* Note: this feature only works on Sentence Case and Title Case. When converting to uppercase and lowercase AnyCase assumed your intent is to completely convert the text to that capitalization style.

AnyCase Settings Button
AnyCase Settings Button
AnyCase Settings Button
AnyCase Capitalization Settings
AnyCase Capitalization Settings
Anycase Customize Shortcuts Settings
Anycase Customize Shortcuts Settings
AnyCase General Settings
AnyCase General Settings
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