Word.Tips.net: Making Sure Word Doesn’t Capitalize Automatically

By Allen Wyatt for Word.Tips.Net

Jim wants to know how he can prevent Word from capitalizing proper nouns (proper names) such as David, Shirley, Robert and so on. He has turned off the feature that capitalizes the first letter of sentences, but Word still capitalizes proper nouns for him. Jim doesn’t want Word to capitalize anything at all.

There are a couple of things to try. First, make sure you turn off all the “usual suspects” regarding capitalization. You’ve already turned off the control that capitalizes the first letter of sentences, but there are others as well. Follow these steps:

1. Display the Word Options dialog box. (In Word 2007 click the Office button and then click Word Options. In Word 2010 display the File tab of the ribbon and then click Options.)

2. At the left side of the dialog box click Proofing.

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