Caps Lock


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mark

When typing in Word the words come out in capitals, but
the caps lock is off and the shift button is up. Is there
a problem with my keyboard or is it Microsoft Word
 
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Uncle Joe

Does your Caps Lock LED light (above the numeric
keypad) illuminate when you depress the shift key?
 
M

mark

No the light doesnt come on
-----Original Message-----
Does your Caps Lock LED light (above the numeric
keypad) illuminate when you depress the shift key?





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U

Uncle Joe

If the light doesn't come on to indicate that Caps Lock
is enabled, then it's almost certain that you accidentally
pressed Caps Lock button before typing. A simple
solution is to press the Caps Lock button again when
unwanted caps begin appearing.

If I were you, I'd head to a computer store to buy a new
keyboard. They can be had from $9.99 up to $120.
 
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Graham Mayor

Before you replace the keyboard does this occur in all applications, or just
Word? If it is just Word, it would be cheaper to rename normal.dot to
oldnormal.dot - if it is all applications - get the keyboard :)

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Uncle Joe

Good point. I assumed it was happening across all apps.
It was 2:30 a.m. and my brain was running 50% efficiency.
 
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EmileeSuzanne

What font are you using? Some fonts only have CAPITALS
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

CapsLock is not the only way to produce All Caps. Make sure that the text in
question is not formatted as All Caps (Format | Font). If you are getting
All Caps text by default in all new documents, then you need to modify the
default font. Luckily, this is easy to do. In the Format Font dialog, clear
the check box for All Caps, then click the Default... button and answer Yes
in the following message box.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Guest

I have had the same problem as described by Mark. I have had it happen on and off on 6 or more brand new Windows XP machines in my lab. The student will be typing along and all of a sudden only caps are typed. You have to depress the caps lock key to type lower case letters. Eventually it stops working incorrectly. It has nothing to do with the font choice or old keyboards, at least in my case.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

No, it has to do with having inadvertently pressed Caps Lock to begin with!

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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SusieQ said:
I have had the same problem as described by Mark. I have had it happen on
and off on 6 or more brand new Windows XP machines in my lab. The student
will be typing along and all of a sudden only caps are typed. You have to
depress the caps lock key to type lower case letters. Eventually it stops
working incorrectly. It has nothing to do with the font choice or old
keyboards, at least in my case.
 
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AA

No, it has to do with having inadvertently pressed Caps Lock to begin with!
I stumbled across ControlPanel>AccessibilityOptions>ToggleKeys>UseToggleKeys
a while back.

Now every time I hit CapsLock, accidently or on purpose, I hear a "beep".

Very handy.

Andy
 
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