Automatically correct capitalization

Your Microsoft Office program can make your work easier by automatically correcting capitalization errors. The default options usually work well for most people, so you may not need to modify these options. However, if it is necessary, you can easily customize the automatic capitalization options.

Note:  Text included in hyperlinks is not automatically corrected.

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Automatically correct capitalization

Specify exceptions to automatic capitalization

Automatically correct capitalization

You can enable or disable the various ways that the program automatically corrects capitalization.

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click Options.

  3. Click Proofing.

  4. Click AutoCorrect Options.

  5. On the AutoCorrect tab, select or clear any of the following check boxes:

    • Correct TWo INitial CApitals

    • Capitalize first letter of sentences

    • Capitalize first letter of table cells

    • Capitalize names of days

    • Correct accidental use of cAPS LOCK key

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Specify exceptions to automatic capitalization

You can specify exceptions to a few of the capitalization rules. The exceptions that you set are global across the Office programs that support this feature, which means that any change that you make to this list in one program also affects the other programs.

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click Options.

  3. Click Proofing.

  4. Click AutoCorrect Options.

  5. On the AutoCorrect tab, click Exceptions, and then do one of the following:

    • If you selected the Correct TWo INitial CApitals check box, and you want to prevent AutoCorrect from correcting a word that contains mixed uppercase and lowercase letters, click the INitial CAps tab.

    • If you selected the Capitalize first letter of sentences check box, and you want to prevent AutoCorrect from capitalizing a word that you type after a specific abbreviation, click the First Letter tab.

    • To add a word to the exception list, type the word in the box and then click Add.

    • To delete a word from the exception list, select the word, and then click Delete.

      Note: In some Office programs, you can also select or clear the Automatically add words to list check box. This option takes effect while you are editing a file or an item. When AutoCorrect makes an unwanted correction, you can undo it by pressing CTRL+Z. If the Automatically add words to list check box is selected, the unwanted corrections that you undo are added to the list of exceptions.

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