Excel - How to format cell to get first capital letter?

Asked By Patrick Znaty on 14-Dec-09 03:25 AM
I have a column containing weekdays derived from a date using the weekday
function. If I format these cells with "dddd" I will get monday, tuesday etc.
But I want the weekdays to be Monday, Tuesday etc. Anyway to do this as cell
formatting?




Ms-Exl-Learner replied to Patrick Znaty on 14-Dec-09 03:54 AM
Use Text Function in your weekday formula.

=TEXT(WEEKDAY(A1),"DDDD")

The above function itself will result you the weekdays like this Monday,
Tuesday etc

If you want to show the weekdays in lower case the use the below:-
=LOWER(TEXT(WEEKDAY(A1),"DDDD"))
Result:- monday

If you want to show the weekdays in UPPER CASE the use the below:-
=UPPER(TEXT(WEEKDAY(A1),"DDDD"))
Result:- MONDAY

If you want to show the weekdays in Title Case the use the below:-
=PROPER(TEXT(WEEKDAY(A1),"DDDD"))
Result:- Monday

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David Biddulph replied to Patrick Znaty on 14-Dec-09 07:35 AM
Which version of Excel gives you the result in lower case?
Excel 2003 gives it as Saturday, for example.
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David Biddulph
Ron Rosenfeld replied to Ms-Exl-Learner on 14-Dec-09 07:47 AM
In all of your formulas, the WEEKDAY function is superfluous.  It happens to
work, but only in the 1900 date system, because the first date in that system
is a Sunday.  However, your formula will return incorrect results if one is
using the 1904 date system.
--ron
Ron Rosenfeld replied to Patrick Znaty on 14-Dec-09 07:49 AM
No, it cannot be done with cell formatting.  It requires an Excel formula, such
as:

=PROPER(TEXT(A1,"dddd"))

--ron
Ron Rosenfeld replied to Ron Rosenfeld on 14-Dec-09 08:52 AM
My comment that this cannot be done with formatting assumes that, as you wrote,
your version of Excel outputs weekdays as lower case.

My versions of Excel (since '97 running on the PC under Windows), outputs them
all as Proper case, which is what you want.
--ron