Add 'Allow the following words to start with lowercase letters at the beginning of a sentence' in Office applications
Many 'cool' brands these days use names that don't use capital letters at the beginning of the word. Please add an option to 'Allow the following words to start with lowercase letters at the beginning of a sentence' in Office applications so that they don't have to be repeatedly corrected over, and over, and over again.
As noted earlier, the functionality for this is already available within the 'Autocorrect Options' - which are accessed from File-Options-Proofing as shown here on this Microsoft article ( https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/turn-autocorrect-on-or-off-in-word-9f5a0684-05f6-4510-b419-8f0034caefe4 ). As this article confirms, this functionality applies to Word versions from 2010 to 365.
This provides the option to enable/disable various autocorrect aspects including the capitalization of words; and also customising it with specific words to start with lowercase - as this initial feedback was submitted regarding.
This functionality is also within the other Office applications as well, including for example Excel ( https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/autocorrect-features-in-excel-8fd2dc2d-ca25-4b9b-88a5-fea044b2fa11 ).
Abbreviations such as i.e./e.g. are also automatically capitalised, which shouldn't be.
The option to turn off the capital letters starting exists, and it's the option I turn off after each new installation. Otherwise an exception list exists in Autocorrect options. So what do you want?The "problem" is solved since Word 97.
Justin Cobler commented
To add this feature to word is a necessity. The words are often grammatically corrected even when they are not supposed to.
So this feature is a necessity.
"cool brands" might be a niche request, but when writing engineering documents I do sometimes have times when I would like to be able to flag a "word" or term to stop it being capitalised at the start of sentences.
This seems like a very niche request.
The quick workaround would be to simply turn off the "Capitalize first letter of sentences" feature under AutoCorrect that is automatically changing those words (and then remember to add capitals yourself when starting a sentence).
Alternatively you _might_ be already able to add such brands to the list of words to be replaced in the existing AutoCorrect options [just as "(c)" gets converted to "©"]. I'm not sure whether this will work, as it would create a 'conflict' between AutoCorrect actions, and the outcome depends on which autocorrection is performed first.
By the way, before requesting the feature, did you enquire on Microsoft TechNet for any suitable workarounds?
Another workaround could be to write a simple VBA macro yourself.