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Turning Off Automatic Capitalization

As you are typing away on a document, you may have noticed that periodically Word will second-guess what you are doing and capitalize words for you. In general, Word does this when it thinks you are starting a new sentence. If you find yourself undoing Word's decisions on this issue quite a bit, you can turn off the feature completely by following these steps:

  1. Choose AutoCorrect Options from the Tools menu. Word displays the AutoCorrect dialog box.
  2. Make sure the AutoCorrect tab is displayed. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The AutoCorrect dialog box.

  4. Clear the Capitalize First Letter of Sentences check box.
  5. Click on OK.

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Comments for this tip:

Buflojohn    29 May 2014, 09:14
I had the same problem.
However I found that if you also uncheck
the "Replace text as you type" box it will take of the problem.
GatesMW50C    06 Aug 2013, 02:31
I did EXACTLY what you said, autocorrect his selected, unchecked the boxes for capitalizing the 1st letter, AND the 1st letter of Table Cells
and hit OK. Office 2013 CONTINUES to CAPITALIZE the first line of each line regardless. What's up with this?


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