How to Stop Word 2013 from Capitalizing the First Word of a Sentence

Microsoft Word 2013 has several automatic formatting options that help to fix common typographical mistakes. One of these options causes Microsoft Word to automatically capitalize the first letter of a new sentence.

However, if you are intentionally using a lowercase letter to start a sentence, then this can be a bit of a nuisance. Our tutorial below will direct you to the AutoCorrect menu where you can choose to disable this setting.


Disable Automatic Capitalization of New Sentences in Word 2013

The steps in this article are going to change a setting on the AutoCorrect menu so that Word 2013 no longer automatically capitalizes the first letter of a sentence.

Step 1: Open Word 2013.


Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.

click the file tab



Step 3: Click Options in the left column to open the Word Options menu.

click the options button



Step 4: Click the Proofing tab at the left side of the Word Options window.

click the proofing tab



Step 5: Click the AutoCorrect Options button.

click the autocorrect options button



Step 6: Click the box to the left of Capitalize first letter of sentences to remove the check mark. You can then click the OK button at the bottom of the AutoCorrect window, then click the OK button at the bottom of the Word Options window.

stop capitalizing first letter of sentences



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