Fully customizable

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.


Linguistic settings for proofreading

Stilus allows you to configure the following linguistic options:


Linguistic settings for proofreading

Proofreading options

Orthotypography and style proofreading options.


Parameters

Description

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):
  • Group and warn: it gives a single error message.
  • Group and ignore: it does not give any error message.
  • Notify all: it shows a message for each error


Language variants

Proofreading options according to specific language variants.


Parameters

Description

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

Dictionaries

Activation of thematic and register dictionaries.


Parameters

Description

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


User interface language

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.


Select user interface language

User dictionaries in Stilus add-ins

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 dictionary

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.

User macros

Customize Stilus according to your style guide

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.

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