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You have multiple options to capitalize and change the case of your titles, headlines, and email subjects. Below is a description of the ways you can use our case converter.
The top tabs allow you to select which style of capitalization you want to use. You can learn more in the Title Capitalization Rules by Style section.
The buttons at the bottom let you choose specific case conversion options for the various styles.
Quickly convert your title or text to title case by simply clicking the “Title Case” button in the tool above.
Quickly convert your title or text to sentence case by simply clicking the “Sentence case” button in the tool above.
If you left caps lock on accidentally, you can quickly convert your title from uppercase to lowercase by selecting the “lower” button above. This will uncapitalize your text. You can also use this tool to do it automatically.
Alternatively, you can use our tool to convert text from lowercase to uppercase by clicking the “UPPER” button. You can also use this tool to do it automatically.
If you want to change your title from uppercase to title case, you can select the “Title Case” button above.
You can quickly convert your text or title to all caps by selecting the “UPPER” button on the tool. This will convert your text to uppercase.
Understanding what to capitalize in a title is important to make sure that your titles and headlines look correct. If you’re confused about what words to capitalize in a title or headline, we recommend using our title capitalization tool above, but if you want specific capitalization rules, they are as follows.
First, it is important to note that there are four main title capitalization styles: Chicago style, APA style, MLA style, and AP style. Each of these capitalization styles has slightly different rules for which words are capitalized and each of these styles can be written using title case capitalization or sentence case capitalization.
Title case is the most common form of title and headline capitalization and is found in all four major title capitalization styles. In general, the following capitalization rules apply across the four styles in title case:
Important words in that last bullet generally refer to:
Title case is the most common title capitalization for book titles, headlines, articles titles, etc. When multiple letters in a title need to be capitalized, use title case capitalization.
While the above words are generally capitalized in titles regardless of style, there are some words that are generally not capitalized when using title case. Again, these will depend on the specific style you choose (see Title Capitalization Rules by Style section). These include short words and conjunctions:
The other major type of title capitalization standard is sentence case. Sentence case simply means you capitalize the first letter of a sentence, proper nouns, and nothing else as opposed to capitalizing almost every first letter in title case. It is the same across all of the four styles.
For more specific title capitalization rules, you can see the following sections which cover each style of title capitalization rules or check out our FAQs for common capitalization questions. Our tool lets you convert the case of your text easily into sentence case.
Chicago Style is one of the most used and respected headline capitalization methods used in journalism. The rules are fairly standard for title case:
Making sure you have the right capitalization for APA headings is crucial for scholarly articles. The following rules apply to APA headline capitalization and title capitalization:
Making sure you have the right capitalization for MLA headings is crucial for scholarly articles. The following rules apply to MLA headings:
AP style capitalization is mainly used by writers for the Associated Press but is also used widely throughout journalism. The capitalization rules are as follows:
NY Times style capitalization is mainly used by writers for the NY Times but is also used widely throughout journalism. The capitalization rules are as follows:
Wikipedia editors must follow certain capitalization rules for any posts to Wikipedia. The capitalization rules are as follows: