Microsoft Word/auto caps


In the auto-correct menu of Mac Word, can I differentiate between the end of a sentence using a period (.) and a hard return? For example, I want to start a new line,
but do not want the start of the next line to be capitalized. All I can find is you either get the auto caps On of Off. This drives the poet in me crazy.


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Lucy - I see that you are a Mac user but I don't see if you are using a recent version.  I don't use a MAC but the features are similar.

From the Auto Correct dialog box on the Auto Format as you Type tab, select the option to define a style based on your formatting.  

Type a line of text, hit enter for the new line > in the more recent versions you will see a blue line under the first letter that was just capitilized .  This is called a TAG .  If you click on it you will have the option to undo auto capitilization.  

continue typing a sentence and your new sentence will be capitilized but when hitting enter the first letter of the next line will not be capitilized.

I hope this works for you .  I attached 2 images.

Happy New Year.
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Nancy C. Janyszeski


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