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    Capitalization following an autocorrect entry (2007 SP1)

    Word 2007 - If a sentence ends in an auto corrected word, followed by a period, when I start a new sentence, the first letter of the new sentence does not get forced to upper case like it normally does. It only appears to happen with certain auto corrected words but not all.

    Any ideas on how to address this issue?


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    Re: Capitalization following an autocorrect entry (2007 SP1)

    Hi franroo,

    Welcome back.

    Can you provide some examples of which autocorrections do/don't work as expected?
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    Paul Edstein
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    Re: Capitalization following an autocorrect entry (2007 SP1)

    The one that seems to happen the most is when a sentence ends with the word "pain". The auto correct setting for pain is just "p" so hitting the space bar or entering a period (.) after the letter "p" puts the word "pain" in the sentence. When the sentence ends with this word, the first word of the new sentence does not get set to upper case, so you either have go back and correct it manually, or if you remember, hold the shift button down as you type the first letter.

    This word is used a lot in medical transcription, hence the use of the word.

    Fran

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    Re: Capitalization following an autocorrect entry (2007 SP1)

    Hi Fran,

    I think p may be too short a shortcut for it to work as you'd like.

    However, if you can add "p." as the shortcut ("p" followed by a period) that inserted "pain." ("pain" followed by a period), it could resolve your issue.
    So, you'd type "p" in the middle of a sentence and "p." at the end of a sentence.

    Unless you already use "p." for something else?
    HTH, Kim <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35>

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