Google Docs provides no mechanism for changing text to all lower case letters or to all upper case letters in a single, all-encompassing process of one or a few steps. If you need all lower case letters for coding or search engine optimisation, you must type the text fresh to create a Google Doc, using all lower case letters; make the change in a different program and then upload the all-lower case-letters document into Google Docs; or manually change each upper case letter in the Google Doc.
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Log into your Gmail account and click "Upload" followed by "files" and select the file you wish to open. You may also click "Create New" followed by "document" to create a new file and type the article on the spot.
Type all text in lower case letters if you are creating a new document.
Place the cursor on the right side of the upper case letter you wish to change to lower case.
Hit "backspace" to delete the capitalised item and type the letter without hitting the "shirt" button. Use the arrow to move past the letter, this will prevent the first letter from becoming capitalised if located after a period. Do not hit the "space" button after typing, this will create a capitalised letter instead.
Click the "Save Now" button to save the document to Google Docs.
Tips and warnings
- Copy and paste the document into a word processing program and save both the original and a lower case version.
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