Insertion of capital I and not a full stop insight
Thread poster: Susanna Garcia

Susanna Garcia  Identity Verified
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Oct 19, 2009

My laptop woke up this morning and decided to start all words beginning with an I with a capital, not a full stop in sight. I'm using Word 2003.
I don't know how to stop this and would be grateful for your suggestions.
Thanks
Suzi


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Tony M  Identity Verified
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Autocorrect: which language are you set to? Oct 19, 2009

This is a feature of autocorrect in EN, where it changes i after a space to I; so I'd guess either your autocorrect has got turned on (when it is usually off), or else maybe your language has got switched to EN (when it is usually something else).

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Susanna Garcia  Identity Verified
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capital I Oct 19, 2009

Sorted - could kick myself
thanks
Suzi


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Tony M  Identity Verified
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Don't kick yourself... Oct 19, 2009

...kick Bill Gates instead!

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Terry Richards
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Huh? Oct 20, 2009

I've been pondering this overnight and I can't think of a single circumstance where that would be any use at all. I could understand uppercasing an 'i' with a space (or punctuation mark) before and after it but who thought it was a good idea to change it with just a leading space?

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Tony M  Identity Verified
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True! Oct 20, 2009

Terry Richards wrote:

I can't think of a single circumstance where that would be any use at all. I could understand uppercasing an 'i' with a space (or punctuation mark) before and after it but who thought it was a good idea to change it with just a leading space?


Indeed, yes, you're quite right, Terry! I suppose it allows for situations where it might be followed by an apostrophe (I'm, I'll, etc.) or conceivably by a full-stop or comma.

However, the idea of auto-correcting ALL initial 'I's really wouldn't work at all; they must use some other algorithm... but in any case, it seems to have gone wrong in this instance; I have had similar issues recently with autocorrect, where all of a sudden it started taking it into its own head to double up the last letter of some words — though not on any consistent basis. I wasted quite a lot of time trying to look into it, but in the end had to give up and simply turn off autocorrect altogether, which is a nuisance, as it does offer a few handy features.

I'd love to know if this isn't a 'bug' introduced in recent updates; I've noticed that quite a lot of earlier Word bugs have been surreptitiously fixed (even though Office 2003 it is supposedly no longer being supported) , but who's to say what new ones may have been introduced... ?


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