After an enter or a full stop, MS-Word will auto-capitalize the next word. This is really annoying when you're writing technical documentation with lots of code, field names etc. How do I turn it off?

I'm using Word 2003, but answers for any version of word will probably be useful for other people.


It's under your AutoCorrect settings for Word 2003

Selecting/Deselecting AutoCorrect Options

  • From the Tools menu, select AutoCorrect Options...

    The AutoCorrect dialog box appears.

  • Select the AutoCorrect tab

    The AutoCorrect options are preceded by checkboxes.

  • Click the checkboxes for the options you want to activate

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    NOTE: A checkmark in the box indicates an option is selected and active.

  • Click OK

Here's how to do it in Word 2007

  • Note that the screenshot doesn't have circles on the correct option, though, since it's most likely the "Capitalize first letter of sentences", that he wants to uncheck.
    – Gnoupi
    Feb 8 '10 at 10:52
  • This any better?
    – Ivo Flipse
    Feb 8 '10 at 11:13
  • Thanks, I was looking in the Options dialog instead of the Autocorrect options ...
    – codeulike
    Feb 8 '10 at 11:17

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