How to turn off automatic capitalization in Google Docs

When you need to capitalize, you usually use the Caps Lock key or the Shift key. To make it easier, Google Docs capitalizes certain words for you. This might be helpful in some cases, but not always. Unwanted capitalization can be frustrating as you have to manually correct it. You might want to turn off automatic capitalization to avoid doing it.

By changing your Preferences

You can follow the below steps to turn off auto-capitalization. This is done by changing your Preferences. Please note that you can’t do this on the Google Docs mobile app. This option is only available in the desktop version.

Step 1: Open Google Docs.

Double-click to open your file. Alternatively, you can right-click and select Open with. Tap on Google Docs.

As you can see, the automatic capitalization is on and turned hi to Hi. The dotted underlining of the word indicates that the word has been auto-corrected.

Step 2: Select Preferences from the Tools option.

In the main menu bar, click on the Tools option. This would open a drop-down and you can find Preferences at the bottom. Tap on it.

Step 3: Uncheck the Automatically capitalize words.

After you select the Preferences option, it will open a dialog box. Under the General tab, uncheck the first checkbox — Automatically capitalize words. Now, click on the blue OK button.

Google Docs won’t automatically capitalize your words anymore.


No more struggling and manually fixing Google Docs’ automatic capitalization. You can now easily turn it off by changing your preferences.

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