Excel allows us to put names in proper case using the PROPER function. This step by step tutorial will assist all levels of Excel users in putting names in proper case.
Figure 1. The final result of the PROPER function
Syntax of the PROPER Formula
The parameter of the PROPER function is:
- text – a text which we want to convert to proper case.
The function converts the first letter of every word in a cell into upper case.
Setting up Our Data for the Examples
Our table consists of 2 columns: “Name” (column B) and “Name in Proper Case” (column C). In column C, we want to get names from column B in proper case.
Figure 2. Data that we will use in the PROPER function example
Convert Names to Proper Case Using the PROPER function
In the cell C3, we want to get the name from B3 in proper case.
The formula looks like:
The parameter text is the cell B3 (“mike t. jefferson”).
To apply the PROPER function, we need to follow these steps:
- Select cell C3 and click on it
- Insert the formula:
- Press enter
- Drag the formula down to the other cells in the column by clicking and dragging the little “+” icon at the bottom-right of the cell.
Figure 3. Using the PROPER function to convert names to proper case
As you can see the name from B3 is converted to proper case, so the result in the cell C3 is “Mike T. Jefferson”.
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