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Topic Title: Whole document put in automatic uppercase, then lowercase
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Created On: 09/22/2020 06:27 PM
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 Whole document put in automatic uppercase, then lowercase   - leuconoe - 09/22/2020 06:27 PM  
 Whole document put in automatic uppercase, then lowercase   - Alan Cantor - 09/22/2020 06:40 PM  
 Whole document put in automatic uppercase, then lowercase   - leuconoe - 09/22/2020 06:46 PM  
 Whole document put in automatic uppercase, then lowercase   - Edgar - 09/23/2020 11:06 AM  
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leuconoe
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I'm working on a longer document, about 4000 words in, and Dragon misunderstood what I said and put the whole thing in uppercase. Clicking undo didn't help, so I used the same command to put it all in lowercase. I would really, really like to not have to dictate these 4000 words over again. It's a government presentation on how I got my injury and the ordeals I've gone through with Worker's Comp., resulting in me needing this speech to text, and it would be super cool if I didn't have to say it all out loud again so I don't look like an idiot using no capitals.

Thank you in advance for any help. 

 09/22/2020 06:40 PM
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You might have to say "undo that" several times to restore order to the document.

If you've closed the document, you've got a lot of work ahead of you.


My approach would be to select the entire document, press Shift + F3 as many times as needed, which will lowercase the entire document. That becomes your starting point.

You can use search and replace to change frequently used capitalized words and names.

Perhaps someone who better understands wildcard searches in Word would be able to explain how to change "[period][space][lower case character]" to "[period][space][uppercase character]". But in the end, I don't think there is an easy solution.
 09/22/2020 06:46 PM
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Thank you. Whenever I say or click undo, it just starts taking away punctuation and words that have dictated. It's all in lowercase now, and I suspect you're right about the search and replace being the only solution. Thanks again for your advice!

 09/23/2020 11:06 AM
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PSPad (a free text editor) has a formatting command "Sentencize" (menu command: Format-Char Case Change-Sentencize) which will correct a lot of this. Microsoft Word (if you have "check for spelling" & "check for grammar" errors turned on) will catch some other problems. After that he would probably only need to look for proper nouns - names of people and places (especially where the same exact spelling can be used as a proper noun and otherwise). If you are willing to share the document, I would be happy to perform this repair and proofread the entire thing for free.

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