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Conventions Panel

Times

Correct the format of times

When this box is checked, Antidote will correct the format of times in accordance with the type of spacing you select (breaking, non-breaking, thin, or any of these) and the type of separator between hours and minutes you select (colon or period). You also have the option of telling Antidote to allow times to be written in the 24-hour format.

  • This setting is enabled by default.

Numbers

Correct separators used for groups of three digits

When this box is checked, Antidote will correct the separators used between groups of three digits. You can also instruct Antidote to verify that thousands are separated in four-digit numbers (using the separator of your choice) and that numbers after the decimal are divided into groups of three.

  • This setting is enabled by default with the comma as the preferred separator.

Correct separators used for decimals

When this box is checked, Antidote will correct the type of separator used for decimals and allow you to choose between a period and a comma.

  • This setting is enabled by default with the period as the preferred separator.

Type of space

If you use a space as a separator within numbers, you can choose which type of space the corrector requires: thin, breaking, non-breaking or any.

Symbols

Use the symbols ′ and ″ in coordinates and dimensions (3′ 6″)

When this box is checked, Antidote will detect any coordinates or dimensions that are written using apostrophes or quotation marks (e.g. 3'6"). It will correct these symbols for single and double prime symbols (e.g. 3′ 6″), in accordance with typographic conventions.

  • This setting is enabled by default.

Replace the letter X with the multiplication symbol (8½ × 11)

When this box is checked, Antidote will correct the letter X when it is used to express multiplcation, replacing it with the recommended multiplication symbol (×).

  • This setting is enabled by default.

Addresses

Correct address formats

When this box is checked, Antidote will correct certain errors in the format of addresses. You can tell it to Accept, Require or Reject double spaces before the postal code and whether or to Accept, Require or Reject a comma between the street and the municipality. If so instructed, the corrector will also verify the separator between the unit and building numbers; here you can choose an en dash, a comma, or any separator.

  • This setting is enabled by default.

Telephone numbers

Require a non-breaking space

When this box is checked, the corrector will replace regular spaces with non-breaking spaces between the different sections of a telephone number.

  • This setting is enabled by default.

Decades

Allow abbreviated decades

When this box is checked, the corrector will allow the use of abbreviations for decades (e.g. ’90s for 1990s). You can then choose from the drop-down menu below whether the corrector should Require, Accept or Reject the presence of appostrophes before these abbreviations.