There’s a setting in Google Docs that will cause the application to automatically capitalize certain words, such as the first word after punctuation. Use these steps to turn off automatic capitalization in Google Docs.
- Open a Google Docs file.
- Click Tools.
- Select Preferences.
- Uncheck the Automatically capitalize words option.
- Click OK.
Our guide continues below with additional information and pictures for these steps.
Many word processing applications have features that will help you to format your documents correctly.
Some of these features will fix spelling or grammar issues, but another feature in Google Docs will automatically capitalize certain words.
If you are finding that this automatic capitalization is a problem when you are editing documents, then you may wish to disable it.
Our guide below will show you how to turn off automatic capitalization in Google Docs.
How to Stop Auto Capitalization in Google Docs
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will work in other desktop browsers as well.
Step 1: Sign into Google Drive and open a Google Docs file.
Step 2: Select the Tools tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Choose the Preferences option near the bottom of the menu.
Step 4: Click the box to the left of Automatically capitalize words to remove the check mark.
Step 5: Click the OK button to apply the change.
Note that this is an application-wide setting, so it will affect other documents that you edit in Google Docs as well. However, it will not change anything about currently existing documents. It only affects documents that you create or edit in the future.
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