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    How do I stop one word from being auto-capitalised when typing it on my iPad?

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    For some reason every time I type the word colour in an email on my iPad (even if mid-sentence), it auto-corrects to Colour (with a capital "C").

    I'm happy with auto-correct apart from this one flaw. I can't find an auto-correct dictionary within the iPad's Settings to fix this problem.

    - I don't want to turn auto-correct off completely.
    - I've re-set the keyboard dictionary and that hasn't fixed the problem.
    - And I don't want to have to hit the 'x' every time I type the word 'color' and my iPad suggests capitalizing the 'c'. I simply want it to stop suggesting a capital C whenever I type the word colour in the middle of a sentence.

    How can I do this? Please help! Any suggestions much appreciated.....

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    You might have to hit the X for a while, until auto-correct learns what you are likely to want. Eventually it does learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJS View Post
    You might have to hit the X for a while, until auto-correct learns what you are likely to want. Eventually it does learn.
    Thanks. I've tried that too - for what I thought would have been enough times for it to learn by now. Maybe I have to keep going....

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    I have no idea how many times I've typed the words that autocorrect has learned. All I know is that there are words in it's dictionary with capitalizations that could not possibly have been there from the beginning, so my advice is to stick with it. Eventually, it will learn.
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    I wish Apple would add an "add to dictionary" feature like Firefox's spellcheck feature does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iJamesH
    I wish Apple would add an "add to dictionary" feature like Firefox's spellcheck feature does.
    Wouldn't hurt, would it? I was hoping iOS 6 might do it but it didn't.

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    If you go to safari, ipad users guide, search auto correct, scroll to the bottom and it tells you how to add a word to the key board dictionary

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    I don't suppose you have anybody named Colour in your Contacts?

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    How do I stop one word from being auto-capitalised when typing it on my iPad?

    You can always add a shortcut for a word under Settings - General - Keyboard - Add New Shortcut

    Add just the phrase without the shortcut then auto capitalize will stop capitalizing it mid sentence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twerppoet View Post
    I don't suppose you have anybody named Colour in your Contacts?
    Thanks, that seems to have fixed it! One of my contacts has the job title "Designer & Colour Consultant". Capitalization problem has been fixed, but now every time I type the word "colour" it auto-fills to "colourful"

    Thanks to everyone else for the great replies on my original post, I'll try to fix the new problem with some of the suggestions you've all given me. Cheers


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