Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Turning Off Automatic Capitalization.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 7, 2015)
As you busily enter data into a worksheet, you may have noticed that periodically Excel will second-guess what you are doing and capitalize words for you. In general, Excel does this when it thinks you are starting a new sentence. (And, it assumes that the beginning of a cell is always the beginning of a sentence.)
If you find yourself undoing Excel's decisions on this issue quite a bit, you can turn off the feature completely by following these steps:
Figure 1. The AutoCorrect tab of the AutoCorrect dialog box.***Insert Figure 3 – S02549.png
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (6208) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Turning Off Automatic Capitalization.
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