How to Make Everything Capitalized in Google Slides

Making text all caps or uppercase in Google Slides is easy to do with just a few clicks. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to capitalize text in Google Slides.

Why Would You Want to Capitalize Text?

Here are some common reasons you may want to format text as all uppercase:

  • To emphasize important points
  • For section headings
  • To make acronyms and abbreviations stand out
  • For creative styling of slide titles

Using all caps sparingly can help highlight key ideas and improve scannability of your slides.

Step-by-Step Guide

Follow these simple steps to change case and make text all caps in Google Slides:

Select the Text

  1. Open your presentation in Google Slides and go to the slide containing the text you want to edit.
  2. Using your mouse, select the text you want to capitalize. You can select a single word, sentence, paragraph or all text within a text box.

Access Text Options

  1. Go to the toolbar at the top and click on Format.
  2. Select Text from the drop-down menu.

Change to Uppercase

  1. In the menu that appears, click on Capitalization.
  2. Select UPPERCASE.

The selected text will instantly change to all capital letters.

Gif showing how to capitalize text in Google Slides

And that’s all there is to it! The text will remain uppercase unless you manually change it back using the same method.

Other Text Case Options

In addition to UPPERCASE, Google Slides provides two other capitalization options:


This changes all letters in the selected text to lowercase.

Title Case

Automatically capitalizes the first letter of each word, while other letters are lower case. This is perfect for slide titles.

Feel free to experiment with these options as well when formatting text in your presentations.

Additional Formatting Options

Changing case is just one of many text formatting options available in Google Slides. You can access even more text customization settings this way:

  1. Select the text you want to format
  2. Click Format > Text to open the side menu
  3. Choose from font style, size, color and more

Some key options to check out:

  • Bold – Make text bold
  • Italics – Italicize text
  • Strikethrough – Cross out text
  • Text color – Change font color
  • Font choice – Select font family
  • Font size – Increase/decrease text size

Take advantage of these handy tools to make your Google Slides look visually appealing and communicate your ideas effectively.

Keyboard Shortcuts

For increased speed and efficiency, Google Slides has keyboard shortcuts for common text formatting too:

  • Ctrl + B – Bold
  • Ctrl + I – Italics
  • Ctrl + U – Underline
  • Ctrl + Shift + = – Increase font size
  • Ctrl + Shift + – – Decrease font size

So once you get the hang of these handy keyboard shortcuts, you can skip the menus entirely and format text faster.

How to Use Markdown

An even quicker way to handle common text styling is to enable Markdown in Google Slides.

To do this:

  1. Go to Tools > Preferences
  2. Check the box for “Automatically detect Markdown”
  3. Click OK to save

Now when you type Markdown syntax like **bold** or *italics* around text, Google Slides will instantly apply rich text formatting.

So if you’re used to writing in Markdown, take advantage of this handy option to boost your productivity.

Copy Formatting to Other Slides

Once you format text to your liking on one slide, you can instantly replicate the style to other slides too.

  1. Select the formatted text you want to reuse
  2. Click the paint roller icon on the toolbar
  3. Choose “Apply text formatting to…”
  4. Select the slide(s) you want to apply the style to
  5. Click Apply

This will copy the exact text formatting over to other slides with just a few clicks, so you don’t have redo all that work!


I hope this guide gives you a good overview of how to capitalize text and access other useful formatting options in Google Slides.

Proper text formatting goes a long way in making your presentation look polished and professional.

So try out these handy tools to customize fonts, colors, alignment and more. Don’t be afraid to get creative with different styles!

And if you have any other questions on using Google Slides, feel free to search my blog for more tips.