Dear Computer Lady,
When typing a letter in Microsoft Word and when you continue the sentence on the next line Word always capitalizes the first word on the next line.
Can this be changed?
Your newsletters are very informative.
Thanks, Earl in Michigan
Word capitalizes the first word in a new line because it is programmed to think that you are starting a new paragraph when you press “Enter” on your keyboard.
All modern word processing programs will automatically wrap the text to the next line when you are typing, thus you no longer need to press the “enter” key at the end of each line.
If you prefer to wrap the text yourself by pressing “Enter”, then you will need to turn off this feature in Words “Auto Correct” options. Here is how to do that:
1. In Word, click on “Tools” in the menu bar, then click on “AutoCorrect Options”.
2. In the “AutoCorrect” window, click on the “AutoCorrect” tab.
3. On the AutoCorrect tab, click to remove the check mark in front of the setting that says, “Capitalize first letter of sentences”.
4. Click the “OK” button to save your changes, and you will be all set.