There should be an image here!One of the many nice features of Word is that it can autocorrect errors as you type, including capitalization. For example, if you do not capitalize the first letter of a sentence, Word automatically capitalizes it for you. Along with capitalization, autocorrect also fixes common typos and spelling errors.

You can change the way Word autocorrects your words by disabling and enabling the different autocorrect options. To configure AutoCorrect options in Word 2010:

  1. From the File menu, click Options.
  2. From the Word Options window, click Proofing.
  3. Click the AutoCorrect Options button.
  4. Add or remove checkmarks for each of the autocorrect options listed.
    • Correct TWo CApitals
    • Capitalize first letter of sentences
    • Capitalize first letter of table cells
    • Capitalize names of days
    • Correct accidental usage of cAPS LOCK key

You can also specify whether you want Word to replace as you type. If so, you can add words to the exceptions list and modify the existing list.

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