Imagine the following situation, we have a complete text written in some word processor, such as Microsoft Word, and although we have written this text correctly in uppercase and lowercase letters accordingly, we need the text to be all in large letters, or vice versa.
In this situation we should not despair, since there is no need to start transcribing the entire text manually, which, depending on its extension, can become a more than tedious task.
Fortunately, most text processing programs offer us a series of functionalities that allow us to perform this work almost automatically, just by pressing a couple of keys on our keyboard.
In this article we tell you what are the procedures that should be used to pass a text from uppercase to lowercase and backwards, in a simple and fast way.
Prior to delve into the use of the upper and lower case letters as the case may be, and prior to knowing the procedures for carrying out the font change in a word processor on the computer, let's see what differences exist between the two.
The first thing we should know is that the etymological origin of the word mayscula It comes from Latin, and derives from the word maisculus, which arises from the conjunction of maior, what does it mean higher, and the suffix -cula, which refers to diminutive.
Therefore, we can point out that When we talk about something that is very large we are referring to something larger or larger than the common type or species. That is why when we say that a letter is of the mayscula type, which we refer to simply as mayscula, We are indicating the difference between it and its corresponding lower case letter.
Logically we can infer that a lower case letter is smaller than its corresponding letter, since the latter is characterized by having a larger size, as in many cases it also has a different shape.
Use of maysculas
Since childhood, when we go to school, they have taught us that The use of the capital letters is determined by a series of orthographic rules. In general, we should use the letters when we start a new sentence or a paragraph, after there is a period.
Also the use of capital letters is used for proper nouns, which includes names of people, countries, cities, trademarks and others, as well as in divine attributes, such as when in a religious text we mention the Lord, or to write the name of study courses, such as Medicine, or when We use the degree of training of a professional, for example a Doctor, or a political position as President.
But The use of the capital letters of the correct orthographic form is not limited only to these examples. The main letters are also used in the acronym (example: AFIP, FBI, NASA), in certain words included in judicial and legislative texts (example: LOCATORY, OWNER, EXPONE).
While the use of the films, according to the orthographic rules should be limited to these aspects mentioned above, the truth is that when we enter the internet world we will see that many times the capital letters are used on various occasions that are not included in these rules, we will even find full sentences and paragraphs written all in large letters.
A few years ago, before the explosion of popularity of social networks, The main letters were commonly used in chats, in order to express a shout, that is to say to indicate to our interlocutor that the written phrase we were shouting.
So it was that for years, On the internet, writing a full text in large letters meant a shout to get attention. However, today it is true that many people usually write everything in capital letters, so in the end today many do not know differences of a capital letter of a lower case in terms of its meaning.
So, Is it correct that on the internet we write everything in maysculas or not? Well, the concrete answer to this question is NO. Although we all have the possibility of expressing ourselves on the Internet in any way we wish, due to the great freedom that exists in this virtual platform, the truth is that we should always take into account rules of coexistence.
As it is not right that we go through life shouting at people, the same should happen in our activity on the internet, and avoid yelling at other users through the constant use of capital letters.
Also keep in mind that many times our message can become misunderstood by others, since perhaps our intention is not to express something screaming, But when we write it completely in large letters it is what we are finally implying.
Let us also consider that The fact of writing on the Internet always with sustained letters can be considered an offensive act. According to what experts say, when people read a written text, all in large letters generates a psychological impact on it, and therefore everyone will think that we are angry or that we want to impose our opinion.
In addition, and not less important to the rest of the fundamentals that we have exposed so far, it is important to keep in mind that Most people leave reading publications when they are written entirely in capital letters.
It should be noted that there are other methods that we can use when we need highlight a word or phrase in our internet publications, No need to resort to the mayscula. One of them is to use asterisks (*) to enclose the word or phrase, or write the word spacedly, that is, leaving a space between each letter of it.
From large to lowercase with online converters
If we have a text that is written entirely in capital letters, and we need to convert those letters to lowercase, we know well that this task can be transformed manually into a more than tedious job.
Fortunately, There are several tools that allow us to perform this procedure automatically, and a very interesting alternative focuses on the free online converters available on the internet.
Here are some of the most prominent online converters.
It is a free site that we can access from any web browser, and its main feature is that it is really easy to use.
We only have to access through this link and find two empty white boxes. In the one in the right area of the screen we must paste the text into mayscula that we have previously copied.
After that we must press one of the buttons of one of the options offered, including Capitalize text, capital after the points, all lowercase or all lowercase.
The converted text will be displayed a few moments later in the same box in which we paste the original text.
This is another online option with which we can change a full text from uppercase to lowercase automatically and in a few seconds.
Like the previous one, we must access the page through this link, after which we will have to on one of the buttons of the four options offered by the service, among which is included uppercase, lowercase, 1 uppercase letter and after the point.
The text appears in the same box where we paste the original text, which takes a few seconds, depending on the length of the text.
This is another online service alternative to carry out the process of pass a text written in uppercase to lowercase, but the interesting thing about this page is that it offers us some alternatives more than the previous ones.
Its use is very simple, we must first access the web through this link, after which we paste the text in capitals in the corresponding box, and then click on any of the buttons of the option we want to use.
Among the options offered by the site, we find in addition to the possibility of passing a text from uppercase to lowercase, that we can also change the format, opt for an alternate format, copy it to the clipboard, among others.
He uppercase and lowercase converter The Pinetools website offers us is perhaps the most interesting of those mentioned in this article, since it includes a good amount of options to modify the text format automatically.
In principle we access the service through this link. After that we paste the text that we have previously copied and that we want to modify in the blank box that indicates Original text.
Then we will see that in the right area of the screen we find a drop-down menu, in which we can Choose the options of lowercase, uppercase, word start, titles and other.
We choose the corresponding option, and after a few moments the converted text will be found in the box that indicates Converted text, which is under that menu.
It should be noted that if we choose the option Other a new menu box with more options will be displayed, including format changes such as reverse, toggle, camel, pascal, scripts, vbora.
Cchange lowercase to large in Excel
The Excel program includes the possibility of change the format of words written in a document, either to move from uppercase to lower case or vice versa, which we can also do in a particular cell or in a set of cells.
Then we explain how to do it.
To replace the single cell letter format we must perform the following steps:
We run the Microsoft spreadsheet app and open the document we want to modify. Then we select the cell in which it is located the large-scale text that we want to change to lowercase.
In the box Formulas we must type MINUSC and then press the Enter key.
It should be noted that depending on how we wish modify the text format, We must keep in mind the following indications:
to write SHIFT if we want to change from minscula to mayscula, write MINUSC if we want to change from mayscula to minscula, or write NOMPROPIO to change the selected text in the form of a proper name.
To replace the format of the letters of several cells, We must carry out the following steps:
With the Excel document to be modified open, the first thing we should do is select a cow cell in which we will insert the change of formate.
After that we go to the pestaaFormulas and click on the option Insert function.
A search box will be displayed in which we must write MINUSC, so you can find all those words we want modify from mayscula to minscula.
It is important to mention that we must write SHIFT to change from minscula to mayscula, or write MINUSC to change from lowercase to lowercase, or write NOMPROPIO to change the selected text in the form of a proper name.
The next thing is to click on the button To accept.
Then we must select the cell in which we want to change the format, and then click on the expand dialog icon, after which in the next box we press the Accept button to complete the procedure.
In the case that we want to change the format in more cells, we will have to repeat the steps as we can also choose to change the formula in order to apply a different function.
Switch from uppercase to lowercase in Word
When we need to convert a written text into Word, in order to be able to pass the uppercase letters to lowercase letters, Fortunately we have a very interesting functionality in this word processor.
The procedure is extremely simple, and we will explain it below:
Of course, the first thing we will do is run Word and open the document we want to modify.
The next thing is to select with the mouse the word, phrase or paragraph that we want to change, or if it is the whole document, we can choose the option Select all.
Then press the Shift and F3 keys simultaneously.
It should be noted that every time we press the combination of Shift and F3 keys the text change its format from mayscula to minscula and vice versa, and if we repeat this procedure for the third time, the text is left with only the first letter of each of the words in capital letters.