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Disable Auto-capitalization

On the Web App version, there doesn't seem to be a way to disable auto-caps. When I'm taking notes with code in it, it'll auto cap things like "var =" or "somekey: " in a JSON snippet. I like to make snippets I can copy-paste later, but if I'm entering the code on the Web App version, it mucks it up and I have to go back and uncap about every line. If I have it disabled on the Windows desktop version, why wasn't that designed to carry over as the default? If there's no dialog to change it, at least set it to what the full-blown desktop version has set.

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Brian Chandler shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
Completed  ·  Adminshanlee (Admin, OneNote Team) responded  · 

We’ve recently added the ability to choose whether or not you want to auto-capitalize words. To disable auto-capitalization, go to Home>Spelling and select AutoCorrect Options. In the AutoCorrect Options pop-up, de-select the “Capitalize first letter of sentences” box. Re-select the box to re-enable auto-capitalization.


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  • Nadja commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Version 16001.11629.20028.0

    I don't see a version Home>Spelling

    Very annoying not to be able to turn this off

  • Nguyen, P commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I know there is support for selecting/de-selecting autocorrect, but it seems like the user configuration is reset at the start of every OneNote Online session. Please add support for persisting the configuration across sessions. Thank you!

  • Tyler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please synchronize this setting with the notebook you're using. "Capitalize the first letter of sentences" needs to be deselected every time I sign-in to OneNote Online.

  • test test commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    to shanlee

    This solution dont work permanently. After exit from Onenote Online my choice dont save and I need go to Settings every time when I open Onenote Online.
    Win10 Home Chrome 70

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add option to disable autocorrect and make this application more usable for a broader range of users.
    Please understand that there are users who need or want to get keyboard input exactly as typed and who are willing to take full responsibility for their keyboard input.
    Unsolicited autocorrections make their work not easier, but more frustrating, as they need to constantly check and revert autocorrections.

  • Moritz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The experience with OneNote Online is so annoying without being able to disable the autocorrection. Astonishing that Microsoft does not improve this small feature with big impact, particularly since Word Online provides the respective option for very long time already it should not be too hard to implement for them...

  • lucy s. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    and i don’t even speak another language i just don’t like how capital letters look. there is an option for auto correct or i think on there it’s “check spelling”, but not auto capitalization.

  • lucy s. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    agree. give the ability to turn off auto capitalization in the onenote app for iphone and ipad. i can’t even use it to write now.

  • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, good idea. In Swedish "i" means "in" or "inside" and it is rather annoying to have "I" in the middle of sentences after you've typed "i".

  • M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Planned! YAY!!! code/css capitalization is driving me utterly bonkers!! (you guys are devs for goodness sakes, do none of you devs programming one-note USE one-note??)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a major issue for everyone in the world for whom English is not their native language (i.e. 90% of the world population). Please give it the priority it deserves.

  • numoonchld commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I believe there is an option to disable auto-correct in the web one-note app, but auto-capitalization is mucking up all my code notes. I like the organizational features of one-note but this is forcing me to reconsider using one-note for my future projects.

  • Fei commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please provide an option to disable auto-capitalize and auto correct

  • Jlkjlkj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Especially when editing in other languages!!!! The letter «I» is always automatically capitalized, and this is horrible when editing in Scandinavian countries as the word «i» is «in» translated to English...

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