HOW TO DISABLE THE CAPITALIZATION IN GOOGLE DOCS ?

INTRODUCTION

Google Docs offers us various features which are required for any word processor.

In addition to this, many features are being developed time to time and added to the Google Docs.

For helping the users, Google Docs has given many automatic options.

AUTOMATIC ACTIONS HELP THE USERS MOST OF THE TIME BUT NOT ALWAYS.

One of such automatic options is automatically capitalizing the first letter of the sentence which is a standard practice but what if we want to stop this automatic capitalization of the letters.

So, in this article we’ll learn how to stop this automatic capitalization in Google Docs.



BENEFITS OF AUTO CAPITALIZATION

The standard flow of the English Language goes in the way that the first letter of a sentence or after any FULL STOP , starts with a capital letter.

The auto capitalization function helps us by saving us from using the SHIFT KEY to type the first capital letter or it saves us from taking care if the first letter is capital or not.

But there can be situations where this automatic capitalization creates problems for us an we’d like to stop this automatic action.



EXAMPLE OF AUTO CAPITALIZATION

The following animation shows the auto capitalization.

Have a look to understand the issue.

The first letter gets capitalized itself.

EXAMPLE OF AUTO CAPITALIZATION



OPTION LOCATION TO STOP AUTO CAPITALIZATION

We are lucky to have the direct option to control this feature.

The option to control the AUTO CAPITALIZATION is under the TOOLS MENU > PREFERENCES.

The first option in the preferences is AUTOMATICALLY CAPITALIZE WORDS.

The following picture shows the option location.

OPTION TO STOP AUTO CAPITALIZATION IN GOOGLE DOCS

STEPS TO STOP AUTO CAPITALIZATION IN GOOGLE DOCS

Follow the steps to stop the auto capitalization in Google Docs

  • If the letters are auto capitalizing , go to TOOLS MENU and choose PREFERENCES.
  • The PREFERENCES SETTINGS WINDOW will open.
PREFERENCES WINDOW

  • Deselect the first option AUTOMATICALLY CAPITALIZE WORDS by clicking on it.
IT IS A TOGGLE FUNCTION. IF IT IS SELECTED AND YOU CLICK IT, IT'LL BE DESELECTED AND VICE VERSA.
  • As we deselect the option click OK.
  • We are done.

Let us try the capitalization again.

AUTO CAPITALIZATION DISABLED

We can see that after disabling the preference option for AUTO CAPITALIZING WORDS, the letters are not converting the case to UPPER and are in the same case as we typed.