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How to get rid of capital letter in tables
Thread poster: Optical
Optical
Local time: 04:23
English to German
Jan 5, 2005

Hi all,

whenever I create a table in Word, the first letter of each first word in a row is automatically capitalised after I leave the row with the tab key. However, I need the words with lower case letters. Of course I can go back to each word I need to be changed, change the first letter from upper case to lower case and leave the row with the arrow down key, but this can be quite tiresome with large tables.
Does anyone know whether this can be done in a simpler way?

Thanks for your help!


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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Tools-Auto Correct options Jan 5, 2005

and uncheck "Capitalize the first letter of a sentence".
Look also through other options.

Uldis


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Optical
Local time: 04:23
English to German
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still capitalised Jan 5, 2005

Uldis Liepkalns wrote:

and uncheck "Capitalize the first letter of a sentence".
Look also through other options.

Uldis



Hello Uldis,

thank you for your suggestion. I tried this option, but it doesn't work. I also closed an re-opened Word after unchecking the box, but the letters are still being capitalised when I use the tab key.

Regards,
Andreas


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Optical
Local time: 04:23
English to German
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problem solved Jan 5, 2005

Sorry to bother you!
I could solve the problem by unchecking the box "begin each row of a table with capitalised letter".

Thanks again for you help.

Cheers,
Andreas


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Anthony Green  Identity Verified
Italy
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Where is "begin each row of a table with capitalised letter"? Jul 31, 2008

I would dearly love to stop Word from capitalising automatically in tables, but I couldn't find the function "begin each row of a table with capitalised letter" - can you tell me where it is?

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Tony M  Identity Verified
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Capitalization in Tables Jul 31, 2008

Tools menu > Autocorrect > 'autocorrect' tab, uncheck 'capitalize first letter of cell' box (on mine, it's the 3rd box down, not counting the very top 'display autocorrect options' one)

This is from my FR localized version of Word, so I might have got the wording slightly wrong.

This is Word XP (Pro), by the way, so earlier versions, or the Home version, might possibly not include this option? However, it seems daft to me to offer the facility if you don't also offer the means to turn it off!

[Edited at 2008-07-31 12:48]


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Anthony Green  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 04:23
Italian to English
Word 2000 (9.0.2812) has different menus Jul 31, 2008

Thanks Tony

The version I'm using is the Italian localised version of Word 2000 (9.0.2812).

When I open this menu I get something like:

- correct double caps at start of word

- capital letter at beginning of sentence

- capitalise days of week

- correct accidental use of Caps Lock key


So it appears that if I do get the chance to turn it off, it will be from another menu somewhere else...

Any ideas?


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Tony M  Identity Verified
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Sorry, no! Jul 31, 2008

I didn't even know the facility existed in the first place, and I have never noticed this check box before.

As a last resort it might be worth trying Word 'Help' — that's actually where I found it just now!


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