Nov 24 2017 09:16 PM
Nov 24 2017 09:16 PM
I have a spreadsheet that several people use and would like to keep the text in a particular column always set to upper case. Regardless of case the user enters the data in this column it is saved in upper case. Is this possible? Thank you for your input.
Nov 25 2017 12:52 AM - edited Nov 25 2017 12:55 AM
This is possible, but with some lines of code!
I have a macro which is fairly good to do this task, to apply it follow these steps:
Step 1: Press Alt+F11 to open the VBA editor as shown in the below screenshot:
Step 2: Double-click on the sheet that contains the column you want.
Step 3: Copy this code to the editor, then close it.
Private Sub Worksheet_Activate() On Error Resume Next Application.ScreenUpdating = False Dim cell As Range For Each cell In Range("$A$1:" & Range("$A$1").SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Address) cell.Value = UCase(cell.Value) Next cell On Error GoTo 0 Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub
Step 4: Save the workbook as Macro-Enabled Workbook (*.xlsm).
After that, the macro will trigger each time you activate the worksheet.
NOTE: This macro is applied to column A in sheet1.
Nov 25 2017 02:02 AM - edited Nov 25 2017 02:09 AM
You can use another way, it's forcing users from the beginning to enter uppercase characters through Data Validation feature.
Just follow these steps:
After that, users are not allowed to enter lowercase characters in column A.
NOTE: If you want to apply this to a column other than column A, select that column entirely, and change the cell references in data validation formula.
Jul 04 2019 01:02 AM
Hope you are doing well, I need one solution if it is possible;
I want to change a sentence written in a single cell to PROPER Case except the word(s) written in CAPITAL Letter.
For E:g 1,
From, "I love APPLE" To, "I Love APPLE"
For E:g 2,
From, "united arab emirates (UAE)" To, "United Arab Emirates (UAE)"
Jul 04 2019 09:46 AM
I've already replied to your separate post.
Jul 04 2019 09:54 AM
This is a very special situation by the way...
The solutions provided by @Haytham Amairah are great.
However you want to treat the different words in the same cell differently!!
1- Select the range (assuming column A) that you want to fix >> Data Tab >> Text To Column
2- Data Tab >> Text To Columns (Should have blank columns to the Right) >> Check "Delimiter" >> Check "Space" >> Finish
3- In Cell D1 write the Formula that fixes the capitalization as desired
'=IF(NOT(EXACT(LOWER(A1),A1))=FALSE,PROPER(A1),A1)&" "& IF(NOT(EXACT(LOWER(B1),B1))=FALSE,PROPER(B1),B1)&" "& IF(NOT(EXACT(LOWER(C1),C1))=FALSE,PROPER(C1),C1)
4- Copy the formula down
5- Copy All results in Column D >> Then Paste Values (CTRL + C >> ALT E S V >> Enter)
6- Delete the Columns A, B, C
Hope that helps
May 11 2020 01:27 AM
The VBA code is perfect - thanks. However, how can I get it to make all cells in 2 colums, e.g. A and C, uppercase, rather than just 1 column?
Thanks in advance for any help
May 13 2020 11:36 AM
Please try the code on column C.
The code is somehow applied to all columns not only column A!
To limit it to column A & C, try this one instead:
Private Sub Worksheet_Activate() On Error Resume Next Application.ScreenUpdating = False Union(Range("A1:A" & Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row), _ Range("C1:C" & Range("C" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row)).Select Dim cell As Range For Each cell In Selection cell.Value = UCase(cell.Value) Next cell Range("A1").Select On Error GoTo 0 Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub
Nov 06 2020 11:08 AM
Am only able to add the data validation to one column.
When I add it to the next column, the next column does not work.
It only works for the 1st column created.
data validation --> formula custom = exact(a1,upper(a1)) works great
when i do same thing in next column, it does not work for that column
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Sep 14 2021 07:11 AM
Apr 14 2022 02:00 PM - edited Apr 18 2022 04:22 PM
@greg, I Love this code. I also use it to change a cells contents to MAC Address format. Is there a way to get the code to activate when the active cell looses focus, rather than having to change worksheets back and forth? (i.e. I press enter after entering data and the focus shifts to the next cell down)