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Google Sheets Formulas

How to Capitalize the First Letter in Google Sheets

Learning how to capitalize the first letter only?

In this article, you will learn how to make the first letter uppercase and the rest of the letters lowercase with the PROPER function in Google Sheets. This formula is helpful when you need to make the style of letters consistent across a data set.

How to use the PROPER function in Google Sheets

  1. Type “=PROPER” or go to “Insert”“Function”“Text”“PROPER”.
  2. Input a text value by cell reference or manual input.
  3. Press the “Enter” key.
How to insert the PROPER function from the menu bar in Google Sheets

The generic syntax is as follows:

=PROPER(text_to_capitalize)

Text_to_capitalize: This is a text string in which you make a change.

See the following examples. Whatever cases of all letters in a selected text string, the PROPER formula makes the first letter uppercase and the rest lowercase. The last example shows manual input of a text value, “ABC”.

How the PROPER function works in Google Sheets

How do you capitalize the first letter in a Google spreadsheet without a formula?

Unfortunately, you need to do it manually. If you are struggling with an inconsistency of case format in a data set, it may make sense to review the setting for importing or exporting the data from the third-party application to Google Sheets.

How do you capitalize letters in Google Sheets?

If you want to know how to capitalize all letters in a text string, check this article. Also, you can learn how to make all letters lowercase here.

What are the other tips or formulas on text in Google Sheets?

Check the following articles if you are interested in formatting text in cells.
How to Make Text Bold, Italic, and Strikethrough in Google Sheets
How to Align Text in Google Sheets
How to Wrap Text in Cell in Google Sheets
How to Rotate Text in Google Sheets
How to Change Default Font in Google Sheets
How to Indent Texts in Google Sheets: Explained
How to Capitalize All Letters in Google Sheets
How to Make All Letters Lowercase in Google Sheets
TEXT Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Do you want to learn how to combine or split text in Google Sheets?
How to Combine Texts in Google Sheets
CONCAT Function in Google Sheets: Explained
How to Use the CONCATENATE function in Google Sheets
How to Split Texts into Columns in Google Sheets
How to Use SPLIT Function in Google Sheets
CHAR Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Do you want to know where a specify character or word is in a text string?
LEFT Function in Google Sheets: Explained
How to Use RIGHT Function in Google Sheets
SEARCH Function in Google Sheets: Explained
FIND Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Do you need to replace a part of text with another characters or words?
How to Use REPLACE Function in Google Sheets
SUBSTITUTE Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Do you like to show a formulae in a cell?
How to Use FORMULATEXT Function in Google Sheets

This function is useful when you need to count the number of characters in a text string.
LEN Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Why don’t you double-check the spelling of your texts or cleaning up extra spaces before printing or closing Google Sheets?
How to Spell-check in Google Sheets
How to Trim Whitespaces in Google Sheets

You can repeat the same text string with this formula.
REPT Function in Google Sheets: Explained

You can learn about other Google Sheets formulas and tips that are not mentioned here on this page: LiveFlow‘s How to Guides

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