Antidote 10 User Guide

User Guide / Settings / Corrector Settings / General Panel

General Panel

Splitting

Treat a carriage return as the end of a sentence

The corrector does not always consider a carriage return as the end of a sentence. Occasionally, a carriage return may be used simply to indicate a new line. If, for a given text, the corrector does a poor job of segmenting your sentences, you can check this setting so that it systematically splits the sentences at all carriage returns.

  • This setting is disabled by default.

Show spaces between paragraphs

The corrector does not always consider that a carriage return marks the end of a paragraph. If, for a given text, the corrector does a poor job of segmenting your paragraphs, you can check this setting so that it systematically segments the paragraphs at all carriage returns and adds a blank line between them. Note that this setting does not affect the grammatical analysis, only how text is displayed in the corrector window.

  • This setting is disabled by default.

Languages

Flag passages in another language in the margin

Antidote can help you quickly spot and bypass passages of text written in a language other than English. It inserts a blue marker in the left margin of text that is not in English: this marker is labelled fr for French, while other languages are represented by a question mark. Above the text, Antidote displays the percentage of the text that is written in English and the percentage in French. Clicking in the blue area in the margin highlights the corresponding passage in the text.

  • This setting is enabled by default.

Dialogues and quotes

Flag dialogues and quotes in the margin

Antidote can insert a small speech bubble in the margin to the left of the text where a dialogue or quote occurs. The pale green marker in the margin indicates the extent of the quotation or dialogue; clicking in this area highlights the corresponding passage in the text. Because dialogues and quotes are generally subject to slightly different correction rules, visual marking of these passages will help you track the detections flagged within them more quickly and efficiently. If you have chosen to disable some types of detection inside dialogues and quotes, they will not be flagged in these areas of the text.

  • This setting is enabled by default.

Disable certain detections in dialogues and quotes

Dialogues and quotes often possess a particular style that you may wish to leave intact. You can instruct the corrector not to flag certain stylistic errors in these passages. If necessary, specify whether these errors are to be ignored in the Language or Style views.

  • This setting is disabled by default.
  • Spelling and grammar errors are always flagged in dialogues and quotes.

Correction mode

Correct or ignore identical detections all at once

When correcting a text, Antidote may flag a number of identical detections, resulting in the same detection being repeated in several places throughout your text. You can instruct Antidote to automatically correct (or ignore) all identical detections, or to correct (or ignore) only the selected one.

  • This setting is enabled by default.

Correct language and typography simultaneously

Checking this option causes the corrector to display all the language and typographical errors together, allowing you to correct them at the same time. Otherwise, when the corrector opens, it first displays only language detections.

  • This setting is disabled by default.

Correct by replacing entire words

If this box is checked, the correction of an error will replace the entire word in your document, rather than just the characters that need to be modified. This can make it easier for programs that offer a “track changes” feature to spot the changes in your text. However, some formatting features (e.g. superscripts) may be lost.

  • This setting is disabled by default.

Correction data

Remember the status of previous corrections between sessions

This setting allows the corrector to automatically recall which detections have been previously ignored in a given text. If you close Antidote and later reopen the same document, the corrector will recognize the text and will not redisplay those detections that you previously chose to ignore. This allows you to resume checking the text exactly where you left off.

  • This setting is enabled by default.

Clear correction data

Click on this button to delete all automatically saved data on the state of previous corrections.