How to turn off automatic capitalization of first word in LibreOffice Writer

logo for LibreOffice - open-source softwareAs a writer who often includes glossaries and other material for which I do NOT want any automatic capitalization turned on, I finally decided to figure out how to turn it off. This was just after I switched from Microsoft Word to LibreOffice Writer, but it’s apparently pretty similar.

In LibreOffice, select ToolsAutoCorrect Options then choose Options, the third tab across the top. The item you are looking for is near the top (the third item on my system): Capitalize first letter of every sentence. Just uncheck the two checkboxes – [M] (modifying existing text) and [T] (modifying as you type). Then click OK and you are done.

Aside

Aren’t you glad you switched from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice… from Microsoft Word to LibreOffice Writer… from corporate offerings to the universe of open source and free software in general?

Personally, I’m truly enjoying it; the process of setting up Linux Mint and Linux Ubuntu machines as Microsoft Windows replacements has actually re-ignited my old hobby of tinkering with computers and technology — something I became rather burned out on after working in computer and network support for a few years over a decade ago.

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Thursday, November 08, 2012