Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Automatically Capitalizing Day Names.

Automatically Capitalizing Day Names

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 28, 2015)

One of the features built into Excel is the ability to automatically capitalize days of the week if you enter them in a cell. For instance, if you type the word "wednesday," Excel would automatically change it to "Wednesday." To control this behavior, follow these steps:

  1. Choose AutoCorrect from the Tools menu. (In Excel 2003, choose AutoCorrect Options from the Tools menu.) Excel displays the AutoCorrect dialog box.
  2. Make sure the AutoCorrect tab is selected. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The AutoCorrect tab of the AutoCorrect dialog box.

  4. Select the Capitalize Names of Days check box if you want Excel to automatically capitalize for you.
  5. Clear the Capitalize Names of Days check box if you don't want Excel to make automatic changes.
  6. Click on OK.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (3293) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Automatically Capitalizing Day Names.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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