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ChrisHansen-3896 asked MikePrikhodko-1639 commented

Outlook capitalizes first letter after pasting text.

Outlook has started auto capitalizing the first letter after any text is pasted. It never used to do this and it's very annoying.

Let me give you an example where I start typing, paste the word "is", and then continue typing:

This is An example.

As you can see, after pasting "is" the next letter was capitalized. This happens every time I paste into Outlook. How do I stop it?

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JadeLiang-MSFT answered MikePrikhodko-1639 commented

Hi @ChrisHansen-3896

What's the version of Outlook (File>Office account>About Outlook), please first ensure that you have updated to the latest version.

Based on my tests on Outlook 365 Version 2104 (Build 13929.20296), it could work normally like below, which seems to I couldn't reproduce your issue and it may be related to your client itself.
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So did other office client(such as Word) could work normally when you paste and type text? And are there any differences if you paste the text via "keep text only" ?

Considering it occur only recently, have you performed any specific operations before(such as install any programs or add-ins)?

In order to avoid the interference of add-ins, it's suggested to restart your Outlook in safe mode to check if the issue has any difference(Windows + R> type "Outlook.exe /safe"> enter).

Also, based on my research, I found some threads that mentioned it's a workaround to turn off the "Capitalize First Letter of Sentences", if you don't need this feature, it's suggested to uncheck this option for your normal use ( File>options>Mail>Compose messages>Spelling and Autocorrect…>Proofing>AutoCorrect Options> uncheck "Capitalize First Letter of Sentences ".


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Sorry for the delayed response.

My Outlook is version 2008 (Build 13127.21506 Click-to-Run).

Other Office products don't do this, it's only Outlook.

The problem does occur in Safe Mode but if I paste via "keep text only" the problem doesn't occur.

I personally haven't performed any operations or made any changes but the company pushes updates on occasion.

I'd rather find a fix besides turning off "Capitalize First Letter of Sentences", I kind of like it and find it useful. Is there a way to make it work the way it's supposed to? It's like an update had a bug or something.

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Hi @ChrisHansen-3896 ,

Thanks for your update. I noticed that your are working with Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel of Outlook 365. Based on my tests, the issue no longer exists on the Current channel, so it's recommended to switch to current channel and update the client for your normal use.

For more information about switch the update channel, please refer to this article : Change the Microsoft 365 Apps update channel for devices in your organization

Hope that would be helpful to you.

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Hi @ChrisHansen-3896,

Just checking if the information post above is helpful to you, if you still need further assistance, please feel free to post back :)

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So this appears to be a bug in the semi-annual enterprise channel, right? Asking to switch to another channel just because of this bug is ridiculous. It is unfortunate that bugs like that get into something that is supposed to be a high-quality and stable release...

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JoanneDeSena-8933 answered

I agree with ChrisHansen. This is the most annoying thing ever. Please show a way to fix this besides turning off "Capitalize First Letter of Sentences". There is absolutely no need to have the first letter be capitalized after you paste something into an email.

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