StyleGuard provides you with the power of certainty while you write. Whether it
is a way to cite content, refer to a title, or know how a term is being referred
to by publishers in general, we believe all that information should be right there
with you as you type.
StyleGuard is an innovative, versatile language-quality, linguistics, and communication
proofing tool, seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Office. It interactively validates
document conformance with published linguistic style guides, and suggests fixes
when necessary. StyleGuard ensures writing style compliance and consistency within
and across organizations, and complements existing or traditional references such
as printed style guides.
How Does StyleGuard Work?
StyleGuard for Microsoft Office is an add-in module, which appears as a new tab
at the top of your Microsoft Word desktop application. When StyleGuard is enabled,
a side panel appears on the right-hand side of your Word document. As you type into
your Word document, StyleGuard analyzes it and will immediately flag any copy that
is not in compliance with the style guide(s) you are working with – similar to how
the built-in grammar checker currently works.
The side panel will display further details, optional suggestions, and links to
additional online information, such as Wikipedia or relevant searches. In addition,
StyleGuard enables you to automatically fix potential issues, ignore the issues
or add detail information as comments into your document for future review.
StyleGuard can be used for a variety of different applications. For example, you
can use it to write a press release or newspaper copy requiring conformity to The
Associated Press style. More than 4,500 rules have been
coded to enable authors and writers using Microsoft Word to check the compliance
of their copy with the latest AP Stylebook.
With the Associated Press Style Collection, StyleGuard:
- Helps you to avoid using redundant words or over-used words.
- Helps you to catch capitalization and punctuation issues.
- Catches issues that escape the spell and grammar checkers in Microsoft® Word.
- Helps you to identify issues such as "Should this be one word, two words, or
- Provides common unit conversions within the document.
- Provides possible abbreviations and checks for correct abbreviation rules.
- Microsoft Windows XP or Greater
- Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010
- Internet Connection