How do you get Word to stop self-capitalizing letters?

March 4, 2019 at 07:52:24
Specs: Windows 10
I want my WORD to stop self-capitalizing the first word on a new line when I continue typing a sentence on the next line. How do I turn this function off?

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#1
March 4, 2019 at 08:08:19
In Microsoft Word, go to Menu File -> Options -> Proofing -> AutoCorrect options and then click on AutoCorrect options... in right pane.
You'll find the options "Capitalize first letter of sentences" by clicking the tab AutoCorrect.

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#2
March 4, 2019 at 08:16:16
Thank you very much!

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#3
March 4, 2019 at 15:07:01
I too find that function annoying when typing email addresses. I did discover that in my case I could delete the first letter and replace it with small case and it would keep. Just consider that you will need to manually hit shift for the first letter in every new sentence.

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#4
March 4, 2019 at 21:12:53
Also note that when Word autocorrects, if you catch it before you add a letter or space, you right click on the word and cancel the autocorrect. After you continue typing, you lose that option.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
March 6, 2019 at 13:22:01
Let's all take a step back...

Unless I'm mistaken, Word does not self-capitalize the first letter if you continue typing a sentence on the next line unless you hit the Enter key to create the new line. Simply continuing to type and letting Word wrap to the next line will not result in an upper case letter on that next line.

Turning off the "Capitalize first letter of sentences" will turn off the capitalization after a period, which is what Word uses to recognize the end of a sentence. That doesn't seem to be what sblawed35 is asking about.

If in fact sblawed35 is hitting the enter key and Word is changing the first letter to upper case, Ctrl-z will undo the change, assuming it is done immediately after the upper case letter appears. Typically it would go like this:

1 - User presses the Enter key
2 - User types a word on the new line and then presses the space bar
3 - The first letter is automatically changed to upper case
4 - User presses Ctrl-z to undo the last "change"
5 - Word changes the first letter back to lower case
6 - User continues to type.

So, assuming that I am correct, the question really is this:

Why is sblawed35 pressing the Enter key in the middle of a sentence?

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