How to use the PROPER function in Excel

The PROPER function in excel is used to make text of Proper Case or say Title Case. The function capitalises first alphabet of each word in a cell. In this article, we will explore how you can use PROPER function.
Excel PROPER Function Syntax


Text: it is the text or string that you want to convert in proper case. of each word in text, first latter will be capitalised.

Excel PROPER function Example 1:
In this example, user will input some names in column A. As we know first latter of each name is capital, we want the same here. But, since we can’t rely user to write in proper case, we will use excel PROPER Function. I can’t rely on me on this.
Write the below formula in B1 and copy down.


Excel PROPER Example 2: Getting Only PROPER Case or Title Case Inputs
Many times you would want the user to input only proper or title case letters. In this case, we would put a data validation in excel.
Here, we have a column called verification code. Let’s say you have some guest invited in secret party. You have sent a secret code to them. They will enter their secret code in excel column. The trick is, each code should be in title case. So if any user puts a non PROPER case input, it will show error.

    1. Select first cell, Here A2.
    2. Go to Data tab ? Data validation ?
    3. Select Custom


  1. Write this formula in formula section. Click OK. Copy this cell down.


Now try to enter any text that is non-proper case input.
It will not accept the input.
How it Works
Here, we compare text entered in cell, with PROPER case of that text using EXACT function. If they don’t match, excel shows invalid input prompt.

So yeah guys, this how you use PROPER function in excel. Let me know if you have any doubt about this function of excel in the comments section below.

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