Formatting Name of Months in All Capital Letters

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SUMMARY

In the built-in date format in Microsoft Excel, only the first letter of the month is uppercase. If you want to make the entire month appear in uppercase letters, you can automate this process using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications code, or you can use the UPPER() function in a Microsoft Excel 4.0 macro.

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Sample Visual Basic Procedure

This procedure takes a date in any number format, changes it to a text string in 'mmm' format, and then makes all the letters uppercase. For example, if a cell contained a date of January 1, 1993, in the format Jan- 93, it would be converted to JAN.

CAUTION: This procedure will delete the value representing the date.

To create and use this procedure, do the following:

  1. Type the following code in a Visual Basic module:
          Sub UpperMonth()
             Dim Cell As Object     'Declare the Cell variable.
             For Each Cell In Selection
                ' If the cell is blank or a text string, then
                ' skip to the next cell in the selection.
                If Cell.Value <> "" And Val(Cell.Value) > 0 Then
                   'Format the cell as text in a 'mmm' number format,
                   'and change it to uppercase.
                   Cell.Value = UCase(Format(Cell.Value, "mmm"))
                End If
             Next
          End Sub
    						
  2. To run the above code, select any range of cells, click Macro on the Tools menu, select the UpperMonth macro, and click Run.

Microsoft Excel Version 4.0 Macro

You can use the UPPER() function to create a macro that will change the letters in a three-letter month abbreviation to uppercase, as in the following example:
   =UPPER(TEXT(cell_ref,"mmm"))
				
where cell_ref is the cell that contains the date.

REFERENCES

For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications

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Article ID: 107139 - Last Review: October 10, 2006 - Revision: 2.2
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