Creating and editing grammar checking styles

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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