The technology of Stilus makes it possible to configure the proofreading tools according to the user's preferences. Use Stilus as you see fit and revise your texts according to your linguistic preferences or style guide.
Stilus allows you to configure the following linguistic options:
Orthotypography and style proofreading options.
|Smart detection of prefixed words||It enables the automatic recognition of prefixed words.|
|Warn of too-long sentences||Warns of phrases that exceed 60 lexical elements (tokens).|
|Smart detection of proper nouns||It determines whether a word (or set of words) not included in the lexical database of Stilus can be a proper noun.|
|Check tautology and language misuse||It detects redundant expressions and other aspects that complicate reading, like the excessive use of adverbs or prepositions in a sentence.|
|Check spacing||It detects double spacing and the exigency of spacing or adjacency between orthographic signs and words.|
|Warn of not spaced percent signs (%)||The Spanish Royal Academy requires inserting a space between a number and the percent sign. However, many media and publishers prefer not to follow this prescription for practical reasons, so Stilus has opted to make it a configurable parameter.|
|Warn of possible reduction of the consonant cluster ps-||The Spanish Royal Academy accepts the reduction of the cluster ps- in words with the prefix pseudo- or other ones like psoriasis. The activation of this parameter will guarantee a consistent proofreading with respect to this aspect.|
|Warn of possible reduction of the consonant cluster -ns-||The Spanish Royal Academy accepts the reduction of the cluster -ns- in words starting with trans- (with some exceptions). The activation of this parameter will guarantee a consistent proofreading with respect to this aspect.|
|Warn of possible reduction of the consonant cluster -bs-||The Spanish Royal Academy recommends the reduction of the cluster -bs- in words like obscuridad, subscribir, substancia.... The activation of this parameter will guarantee a consistent proofreading with respect to this aspect.|
|Warn of possible reduction of the consonant cluster -st-||The Spanish Royal Academy recommends the reduction of the cluster -st- in words with the prefix post-. The activation of this parameter will guarantee a consistent proofreading with respect to this aspect.|
|Warn of possible vowel reductions||The Spanish Royal Academy accepts the reduction of double vowels in words like portaaviones, contraargumento, sobreentender... The activation of this parameter will guarantee a consistent proofreading with respect to this aspect.|
|Warn of removing the accent mark from «sólo»||The Spanish Royal Academy recommends writing the adverb solo without the accent mark. However, due to the controversy generated by the recommendation, Stilus opted to make it a configurable parameter.|
|Warn of removing the accent mark from demonstrative pronouns||The Spanish Royal Academy recommends writing the demonstrative pronouns without the accent mark. However, due to the controversy generated by the recommendation, Stilus opted to make it a configurable parameter.|
|Check the opening and closing of pairs of signs||It verifies that opening signs match with their corresponding closing ones when using quotation marks, parentheses, brackets, exclamation or question marks, etc.|
|Warn of wrong combinations of punctuation marks||It warns about incorrect sequences of punctuation marks.|
|Warn of foreign words to be avoided||It suggests alternatives to foreign words, adaptations, semantic calques, syntactic loans, etc.|
|Warn of possible confusion between terms||It warns of semantic inaccuracies between pairs of terms. For example: ojear vs. hojear, incierto vs. falso, infringir vs. infligir, etc.|
|Smart handling of words in italics or within quotation marks||Provided that the source code allows it, Stilus will process correctly italics or quotation marks used with foreign or unknown words.|
|Sentences with many errors||
In a sentence with many errors (or words in another language):
Proofreading options according to specific language variants.
|Latin American Spanish||Recognizes the Latin American vocabulary in general|
|Caribbean Spanish||Recognizes the vocabulary of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic|
|Mexican Spanish||Recognizes the vocabulary of Mexican Spanish|
|Southern Latin American Spanish||Recognizes the vocabulary of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay|
|Northern Latin American Spanish||Recognizes the vocabulary of Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia|
|Central American Spanish||Recognizes the Central American vocabulary|
Activation of thematic and register dictionaries.
|Science and Technology||Admits Science and Technology technical terms relating to: mathematics, physics, geometry, chemistry, computing, electricity, electronics, audiovisual, industry, aerospace, construction, metallurgy, marine etc.|
|Humanities||Admits Humanities technical terms relating to: philosophy, linguistics, literature, mythology, history, etc.|
|Economy||Admits Economy technical terms|
|Natural Sciences||Admits Natural Sciences technical terms relating to: geology, zoology, botany, ecology, meteorology, astronomy, biology, medicine, pharmacology, etc.|
|Social Sciences||Admits Social Sciences technical terms relating to: sociology, anthropology, geography, mass media, fashion, gastronomy, bullfighting, military, social security, education, culture, religion, music, cinema, architecture, painting, photography, transportation, social protection, psychology, law, leisure, tourism, etc.|
|Sports||Admits Sports technical terms relating to: football, basketball, handball, golf, tennis, cycling, car racing, motorcycling, etc.|
|Politics||Admits Politics technical terms|
|Colloquial words||Admits colloquial, vulgar and offensive expressions|
|Archaic words||Admits archaic and disused expressions|
Stilus allows you to set the language of the interface in Spanish or in English in order to be guided by the proofreading assistant in your preferred language.
Stilus for Word features an editable user dictionary that allows adding to the system's lexical database expressions that can't be recognized a priori.
User macros button in Stilus Macro enables you to add search and replace instructions not covered by Stilus a priori in order to incorporate them in the Quick proofreading process.
While academic linguistic norms are commonly accepted by the majority of the speakers, it is frequent that publishing houses, mass media or big companies want their texts to agree with the standards established by their own style guides (as for Spanish, these standards do not always match the norms of the Academy). Grupo Prisa or Unidad Editorial are examples of companies that have incorporated their own language standards into Stilus. If you wish to customize Stilus or include your style guide in it, learn more about the business solutions provided by s|ngular Meaning.