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PROPER function: Description, Usage, Syntax, Examples and Explanation

What is PROPER function in Excel?

PROPER function is one of TEXT functions in Microsoft Excel that capitalizes the first letter in a text string and any other letters in text that follow any character other than a letter. Converts all other letters to lowercase letters.

Syntax of PROPER function


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The PROPER function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Text: Text enclosed in quotation marks, a formula that returns text, or a reference to a cell containing the text you want to partially capitalize.

Example of PROPER function

Steps to follow:

1. Open a new Excel worksheet.

2. Copy data in the following table below and paste it in cell A1

Also See:   Put names into proper case -- Manipulating NAMES in Excel

Note: For formulas to show results, select them, press F2 key on your keyboard and then press Enter.

You can adjust the column widths to see all the data, if need be.

this is a TITLE
2-way street
Formula Description Result
=PROPER(A2) Proper case of thestring in A2. This Is A Title
=PROPER(A3) Proper case of the string in A3. 2-Way Street
=PROPER(A4) Proper case of the string in A4. 76Budget
Also See:   Put names into proper case -- Manipulating NAMES in Excel

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