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How Do I Stop the Automatic Capitalization in PowerPoint?

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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?
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.

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Answer:

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

Steps

  1. Choose Tools > AutoCorrect Options...
  2. Select the AutoCorrect tab if it is not currently selected.
  3. Remove the check mark from the option Capitalize first letter of sentences.
  4. 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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