As 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 Tools – AutoCorrect 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.
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.
Resources: How to turn off automatic capitalization of first word in LibreOffice
As an avid writer and blogger, I have hundreds if not thousands of pages of documented research stored on my PC, mostly in the form of Word documents. Although I have a loose system of organization, I would surely benefit greatly by reviewing, selecting, then learning one of the recommended research organization tools.
I will add to this post later, after I conducted more research. So far, the only related tool I have downloaded is Scrivener – an impressive package that is not actually freeware, though it does have a very generous trial version that allows 30 days of actual use (not calendar days measured from installation date).
Resources listed below:
Specific freeware programs, online tool titles for research organization
Lists, articles about freeware, online tools for research organization
Resources: Specific freeware, online tools for research organization
Scrivener – Features – Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.
Evernote – Evernote is an excellent online tool with the primary feature of synchronizing your link collection. Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web.
Simpleology – Simpleology is a promising took I recently discovered; if it does what it claims to do, Simpleology will be my preferred to-do list for everything from small daily tasks to the steps needed to accomplish my most important life goals. Check out the introductory video.
Mendeley – Features – Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research
Zotero – a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself
Celtx – Celtx on your desktop delivers the most fluid writing experience — you can always keep your fingers moving as fast as your thoughts and your creative flow is never interrupted. Celtx Studios makes it simple to share projects, manage workflow, and securely store your work. And Celtx Script for the iPhone/iPad lets you write on the move, and sync scripts with your desktop and your Studio. (Free version, pro version)
Resources: Lists of freeware, online tools for research organization
Organize Research Materials – DiRT (Digital Research Tools) (2010) – There are available some tools to help researchers take notes and store, find, mine and manage research materials.
iMiser Research Assistant® – (Not freeware.) A Professional Internet Research Tool, Web Organizer, Offline Browser, Email Archiver, Internet Information Database… Organizing your online experience was never easier…
Idea Rover – Give shape to your research papers – Idea Rover 5.20 absorbs and crystallizes your research ideas and new sources into outline-structured notes, releasing your brain from monotonous switching and searching for relevant information. (This is not freeware; free trial version only.)
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