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How Do I Stop the Automatic Capitalization in PowerPoint 2007/2010?

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PowerPoint AutoCorrect options - stop capitalization of first word in sentence

PowerPoint AutoCorrect options - Stop capitalization of first word in sentence

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Question: How Do I Stop the Automatic Capitalization in PowerPoint 2007/2010?
One feature that I find extremely annoying in PowerPoint, and all the Microsoft Office products actually, is the default setting in the program to capitalize the first word in a line of text. This is one of the AutoCorrect features. I can see the point perhaps in Microsoft Word, but not in PowerPoint. One of the main features of PowerPoint is creating slides containing bulleted text, which are often not sentences, but simply jot notes. These points do not need to begin with a capital letter.

Note - Click here to Stop Automatic Capitalization in PowerPoint 2003 (and earlier)

Answer:

Luckily, it is quite an easy fix to change this setting in the AutoCorrect feature of PowerPoint 2007/2010.

  • PowerPoint 2010
    1. Choose File > Options
    2. In the PowerPoint Options dialog box click on the Proofing option in the list on the left.
    3. Click the AutoCorrect Options... button.
    4. Remove the check mark from the option Capitalize first letter of sentences.
    5. Click the OK button.
  • PowerPoint 2007
    1. Click the Office button in the top left corner of the screen.
    2. Click the PowerPoint Options button in the bottom of the window.
    3. Select Proofing in the list of options.
    4. Click the AutoCorrect Options... button.
    5. Remove the check mark from the option Capitalize first letter of sentences.
    6. Click the OK button.

That's it. From now on, any new line of text will not be "corrected" to begin with a capital letter.

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