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Questions tagged [grammar]

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Can I use a template to set Grammar/Proofing Settings?

I am trying to create/update an existing template for my job, and include many checklist items. My team is only 3 other writers + me, but there may be more. Windows 10 machines, Word 2016. Some ...
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Quickly show Readability Statistics in Microsoft Word

Is there a quick way to show the readability statistics for Microsoft Word 2013 or 2016 documents, without having to correct them first? I know how to enable the readability statistics so that they ...
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Spaces in filenames, symantics as usual

hello im having an issue with spaces in the %%a attribute inside a Batch FOR. if i have some files in a folder yoda jedi.tif jaba king.tif solo smug.tif the following code, @echo off & ...
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Word Blue Line Grammar Check

I typed an industry phrase that MS Word flagged in blue and wants me to put a hyphen between. It would be wrong if I did that. I know my option is to disable grammar check. So here are my questions: ...
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Customising Word to check house style grammar

My organisation has recently published a lengthy document explaining our new house style and branding. I am looking for a way to check whether Word 2016 documents comply with the guidelines. I ...
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grammar check ignoring spell check in Microsoft Word

I am in a situation to edit a Manual which has got more Greek terms. I am quite sure about the spellings given in that manual are correct. What all I need is to check grammar alone. But while checking ...
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MS Word grammar check showing “correction” identical to the original text, accepting correction then ruins formatting

If I examine the green squiggle and open the grammar dialog, it says there is an extra space between two words but I have positioned and moved the cursor and can confirm that this is not the case If ...
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Grammar application rules Microsoft Word

I recently wrote a reply from the interview I had. This is what I wrote: "Within the last few days you and I started the introduction for the Employment at company x in the Technology sector working ...
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MSword spellcheck: ignore text between this and that

How can I set a spellcheck rule that will enable MSword (2013) to skip some part of the text. For instance I would ask him to skip the text between a double parenthesis. text that must be checked ...
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How to have the button on quick access bar to toggle spelling check on and off in Word 2010?

I cannot find such button on the ribbon. Currently we have to open the menu File - Option - Proofing - Check grammar... I am working with with two languages i.e. English and Vietnamese, and the need ...
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Can I edit Microsoft Word 2011 Mac grammar (capitalization)?

The house style of the company I work for is to not capitalize "internet". Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 flags this as a grammar error. I tried added lowercase "internet" to the spelling dictionary, ...
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How to save a grammar rule setting that I have ignored and use it for all my future documents in Microsoft Word

Being a JavaScript developer, recent days I am in a habit of writing words with spaces on both ends of a bracket. An example - ( Stack Overflow is great ) This makes it more readable for me. I am ...
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How can I check that a document is entirely in American or British English?

I'm not a native speaker and during writing, I have some candidates like "grey"'/"gray" that I will always mix up. So sometimes, when I write papers with colleagues (e.g. in LaTeX or plain text), we ...
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grammar check support in openoffice/libreoffice works as expected?

Apparently, when I go to Tools -> "Spelling and Grammer" dialog box in OpenOffice Writer, it only does the spell checking. Further, it only adds red underlines for spelling mistakes, no green ...
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Adding word links in custom dictionary from chat acronyms to real words

I read that I could add custom words to Mac OS X's spellcheck dictionary by either: Right clicking the word and selecting 'learn spelling' Adding them manually to 'LocalDictionary' in the user ...
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Program for creating language syntax/grammar “railroad” diagrams? [closed]

I'm looking for the program that JSON, SQLite and other projects are using to create the diagrams used for their language syntax, if there is a particular program. All of the diagrams have a similar ...
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Search for the best spelling and grammar checking tool for English language [closed]

I am searching for the best spelling and grammar checking tool for English language. I have no problem to buy this tool as long as it runs under linux (OpenOffice)...
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How to ignore spelling and grammar for certain text styles in Word 2007

Is there a way to ignore spelling and grammar for certain text styles in Word 2007? Some of the stuff I'm writing is pre-formatted text that looks like this and usually has stuff like if (str.length(...
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Digram Generation/Creation: Languages/Grammars

Hey, does anyone know if there's any tools for generating nice uniform grammar representation diagrams like the ones on json.org? Or am i stuck with visio/photoshop doing them by hand?
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Can I get the spellchecker in MS Word to remember my grammar decisions?

Sometimes Word will make a incorrect grammar suggestion which I can just ignore. However every time I go to spellcheck it again, it will keep making that suggestion. Is there any way I can get it to ...
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Advanced Grammar and Style Checker [closed]

I just finished writing and reviewing my masters thesis; however, I was wondering if there is an advanced grammar/style tool that'll go through my thesis and identify anything I've missed Edit: The ...
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Alternatives to the Stylewriter program [closed]

I have just gone to Windows 7 64-bit and the StyleWriter program is not compatible. Does anyone know of a program that looks for passive verbs and sentence length of 20 words? I want a program, that ...
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Is there a tool for automatically checking English grammar?

I need to run through a document and check that it contains proper English grammar. My toolset for spell-checking for words include ispell and OpenOffice, but they seem only to do spell-checking. ...