Word does not automatically capitalize the letter "i"

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SYMPTOMS

When you type the letter "i" followed by a mathematical symbol, the letter is not automatically capitalized.

You expect the letter "i" to be automatically capitalized as it is in earlier versions of Microsoft Word.

CAUSE

Microsoft Word 2002 and later versions of Word do not automatically capitalize the letter "i" when the letter is placed before mathematical symbols or certain punctuation marks.

MORE INFORMATION

Word automatically capitalizes the letter "i" in the following situations:
  • When it is placed before a comma
  • When it is placed before a blank space
  • When it is placed before a single quotation mark
    For example, "i've" is changed to "I've."
  • When it is placed before a double quotation mark
    For example, "i"m" is changed to "I'm."
  • When it is placed before a semicolon
    For example, "i;d" is changed to "I'd."
Word no longer automatically capitalizes the letter "i" when it appears before a mathematical symbol. For example, "i=2" is no longer changed to "I=2".

This is changed from previous versions in order to accurately display mathematical equations.

Word no longer automatically capitalizes the letter "i" when it appears before a colon. For example, "i:2" is no longer changed to "I:2".

This is changed from previous versions in order to accurately display worksheet cell entries.

To view the Word capitalization options, follow these steps:
  1. Start Word.
  2. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options.
  3. On the AutoCorrect tab, select or clear the check boxes that you want.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
291538 Word does not capitalize the first letter of a sentence

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Article ID: 292104 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
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