Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. 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: Automatically Capitalizing Day Names.

Automatically Capitalizing Day Names

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 25, 2019)

One of the features built into Excel is the ability to automatically capitalize days of the week if you enter them in a cell. For instance, if you type the word "wednesday," Excel would automatically change it to "Wednesday." To control this behavior, follow these steps:

  1. Display the Excel Options dialog box. (In Excel 2007 click the Office button and then click Excel Options. In Excel 2010 or a later version, display the File tab of the ribbon and then click Options.)
  2. At the left side of the dialog box, click Proofing.
  3. Click the AutoCorrect Options button. Excel displays the AutoCorrect dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The AutoCorrect tab of the AutoCorrect dialog box.

  5. Select the Capitalize Names of Days check box if you want Excel to automatically capitalize for you.
  6. Clear the Capitalize Names of Days check box if you don't want Excel to make automatic changes.
  7. Click on OK.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (9698) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Automatically Capitalizing Day Names.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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