How to change text case (lower, upper and proper) in Notepad++

Notepad++ is one of the best source code editors. It is fast and efficient and provides all necessary editing functions built-in. It does support plugins and extensions to add additional functionality.

You are going to love this text editor for features like syntax highlighting, code folding, EOL Conversion, effective search and replace functionality.

Today, we are going to see how you can change the text case ( lower, upper and proper) in Notepad++.

Refer to the below Video Tutorial which shows how you can do it or read the blog post for details.

How To Change Text Case in Notepad++

Change case in Notepad++

There is a separate menu available or you can use keyboard shortcuts.

In general, this is the way you can change text cases in Notepad++, Select a text. Go to Edit – > Convert Case to and select the appropriate case option (Upper Case, Lower Case, etc) from the menu

Keyboard shortcuts you can use for quick case conversion.

  1. Upper case (Ctrl+Shift+U)
  2. Lower case (Ctrl+U)
  3. Proper case (Alt+U)
  4. Proper case (blend) ( Alt+Shift+U)
  5. Sentence Case (Ctrl+Alt+U)
  6. Sentence Case (blend) (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+U)
  7. Invert Case
  8. Random Case

Let’s create a dummy text file for demonstration.

1. Change case to Upper Case

Highlight the text and go to menu Edit–>Convert case. Select the Upper case option or use the keyword shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+U) to change the case of the text to upper case in Notepad++ that means all caps.

Notepad++ change text case to uppercase

2. Change case to Lower case

Highlight the text and go to menu Edit–>Convert case. Select the lower case option or use the keyword shortcut (Ctrl+U) to change the case of the text to lower case.

convert to lowercase

3. Change case to Proper case

Highlight the text and go to menu Edit–>Convert case. Select the Proper Case option or use the keyword shortcut (Alt+U) to change the case of the text to the proper case in Notepad++. Here, the first letter of each work becomes capital.

convert to proper case

4. Change case to Proper case (blend)

Highlight the text and go to menu Edit–>Convert case. Select the Proper Case (blend) option or use the keyword shortcut (Alt+Shift+U) to change the case of the text to the proper case ( blend) in Notepad++.

convert to proper case blend

5. Change case to Sentence Case

Highlight the text and go to menu Edit–>Convert case. Select the Sentence case option or use the keyword shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+U) to change the case of the text to the Sentence Case. The first letter of the sentence becomes capital.

convert to sentence case

6. Change case to Sentence Case (blend)

Highlight the text and go to menu Edit–>Convert case. Select the Sentence case (blend) option or use the keyword shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+U) to change the case of the text to the Sentence case (blend) in Notepad++

convert to sentence case blend

7. Change case to Invert Case

Highlight the text and go to menu Edit–>Convert case. Select the Invert case option to change the case of the text to the inverted case in Notepad++. That means, the letter which are in caps becomes small caps and vice-versa.

convert to invert case

8. Change case to Random Case

Highlight the text and go to menu Edit–>Convert case. Select the Random case option to change the case of the text to the random case in Notepad++. Some letters become caps and some become small randomly.

convert to random case

Summary

Case conversion is a common operation you do as a developer. Notepad++ does provide a quick and easy method to achieve this.

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