No matter where I am, on my office computer or at home, both my old 2003 version of Word and the newer one at work have increasingly stopped capitalizing the first word of a sentence. It's not every time, and the auto correct is set to capitalize them. These sentence openings are not following anything but average sentences previously, either.
With a neurotic tendency to fix this as soon as it comes up, usually before beginning the next sentence - which is capitalized almost 100% of the time - I really don't want to be dealing with this problem during NaNoWriMo. I'm nearly ready to pull my hair out. The only time in the past few years that this didn't plague me is when I first got my laptop. Then, once the problem settled in it has become more insidious every day.
I'm about ready to try different software. The only reason I haven't is because sometimes the problem is less intrusive. Well, that and I'm just used to MSWord. At this point, though, I'll gladly learn new word processing software just to make this stop.
Nothing online has given me any help. My partner, a computer guru, thinks I'm crazy and doesn't know how to make it go away. Does anyone have any suggestions?
PS Dilo Keith found a resource that may have solved the problem. The excluded words option under AutoCorrect was stopping a huge list of items from allowing the capitalization of the following sentence! I hope that turning off this automatic function and deleting items off the list will work.