You can create and edit grammar checking styles by adding and removing rules, changing the consecutive elements settings, and changing the level of formality.
To customize the rules of a grammar checking style
1 Click Text, Writing Tools, Grammatik.
2 Click the Options button, and click Checking Styles.
3 Choose a checking style from the list box.
4 Click the Edit button.
5 Do one of the following:
• Enable the check boxes beside the rules in the Rule Classes list you want to apply .
• Disable the check boxes beside the rules in the Rule Classes list you don't want to apply.
6 Do one of the following:
• Click Save to save the changes to the checking style.
• Click Save As to save create a new checking style. Type the name of the new style in the Custom Style Name box.
To change the maximum allowed settings
1 Follow steps 1 to 4 from the previous procedure.
2 In the Rule Classes list, enable the Consecutive Elements check box.
3 Type a value in any of the following boxes:
• Consecutive Nouns — specifies the number of consecutive nouns allowed
• Consecutive Prepositional Phrases — specifies the number of consecutive prepositional phrases allowed
• Long Sentence Length — specifies the maximum number of words allowed in a sentence
• Spell Numbers Below Or Equal To — specifies the range of numbers to be spelled out. Set this value to zero if you don't want figures to be flagged as errors
• Words Allowed In Split Infinitive — specifies the number of words allowed in a split infinitive
4 Follow step 6 from the previous procedure. To set the formality level
1 Follow steps 1 to 4 from the "To customize the rules of a grammar checking style" procedure.
2 Click one of the following buttons:
• Informal — allows relaxed usage of the language and colloquial expressions
• Standard — allows moderate, everyday language
• Formal — uses strict rules of diction and language usage
3 Follow step 6 from the "To customize the rules of a grammar checking style" procedure.
• When you save an edited default checking style, an asterisk (*) appears beside the style name.
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