Stilus Macro for Word add-in

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1 What is Stilus Macro for Word?

Stilus Macro for Word is an add-in for Microsoft Word® that enables correcting automatically and quickly hundreds of context-idependent linguistic errors, in one click.

The system downloads and contrasts on the text almost 200 000 error patterns and automatically applies the appropriate substitutions, suggesting also in the form of comment style issues not compulsory but recommended. All of this keeping Microsoft Word's track changes functionality activated, so that the user does not lose control of the proofreading at any time.

Although the proofreading is performed on the client machine, its operation requires an Internet connection to authenticate the user and account the consumption of the service.

It is very easy to use. Once the add-in is up, every time you open Microsoft Word you will notice a new tab called Stilus Macro in the ribbon, from which you can access the functionalities of the application.

Ribbon of Stilus Macro


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1.1 What differentiates Stilus Macro from Stilus for Word?

Unlike Stilus for Word, Stilus Macro for Word only deals with context-independent errors, thus with a high degree of precision in the automatic correction.

We inform, therefore, that the coverage of spelling, grammar, and style phenomena which depend on contextual disambiguation is beyond the scope of this plug-in. A second proofreading with Stilus for Word would permit to detect them too. Combining in this order the use of both add-ins, in addition to expanding the coverage of the proofreading, you will greatly increase the speed of the linguisitc quality control of your documents edited in Microsoft Word.


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2 Downloading, installing and removing the add-in


2.1 Installation requirements

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016
  • An Internet connection

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2.2 Downloading and installing the add-in

To install Stilus Macro for Word make sure that Microsoft Word is not running and click on the following link.


It is possible that the first window to appear is a security warning. Don't worry about it; Stilus Macro for Word is a secure software. Click on the Run button to download it to your computer.

Security warning

Once downloaded, the following window will appear.

License window

Next, click on the Accept button to start the installation. If any Microsoft components needed for running Stilus Macro for Word are not installed on your computer, a window will appear to install them automatically.

After accepting the Microsoft license contract (click on Accept), the necessary components will be downloaded and installed automatically on your computer (the process may take a few minutes).

Once you have finished installing the Microsoft components, the window to install the complement Stilus Macro for Word will be shown.

Install window 3

Click on the Install button to install Stilus Macro for Word on your computer.

When the installation is complete, you can close the installer by clicking on the Close button.

Instal window 4


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2.3 Removing the add-in

If you wish to uninstall Stilus Macro for Word, you need to open the Control Panel and click on Uninstall a program (Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8).

Control panel

Find the item Stilus Macro for Word in the list of programs and double click on it to begin the uninstalling process. The following message will be shown.

Uninstall

Click on Accept to complete the uninstalling process.


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3 The ribbon of Stilus Macro

The ribbon of Stilus Macro for Word consists of the following buttons:

Ribbon ofStilus Macro


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3.1 Button: Quick proofreading

To correct your text click on Quick proofreading, then press Start proofreading.

Button Quick proofreading

Settings

If you wish to edit the Proofreading options, do it previously by activating or deactivating the parameters listed to the left of the window.

NOTE: If you have not already logged in at mystilus.com, the system will ask you to introduce your username (e-mail) and password, which are the same as those required to access the web portal. Type both in the Settings window.


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3.2 Button: Settings

This button opens a dialogue box where you can set the options of Stilus Macro for Word.

Button Settings

In order for the application to work correctly, it is necessary to introduce the username (e-mail) and the password (the same ones used to access the web portal mystilus.com). If you press the Quick proofreading button without having previously entered this information, the Settings window will open automatically so you can enter data.

Settings

You can set the language of the interface in Spanish or in English: do it by clicking on the drop-down list to the right of Interface language. This way, you will get all the instructions of the application in your preferred language.

NOTE: We remind you that to edit the Proofreading options you need to press the Quick proofreading button, not the Settings one (which is only for accessing the service and selecting the language of the interface).


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3.3 Button: User macros

Gives access to the collection of personalized replacement patterns integrated into Stilus Macro for Word. This functionality allows adding literal search and replace instructions not contemplated a priori or contrary to those included in Stilus Macro for Word by default, in order to incorporate them with priority in the process of Quick proofreading.

Button User macros

You can add direct replacement patterns (by pressing Add replacement) or suggestion patterns in the form of comment (by pressing Add comment).

User macros

To apply these instructions to the automatic proofreading, you must select the corresponding parameters in Proofreading options after clicking on Quick proofreading.

Proofreading options


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3.4 Button: Search the DLE dictionary

This button permits to consult the DLE (Diccionario de la lengua española, of the Spanish Royal Academy) directly from Word. Select the word you wish to check and click on Search the DLE dictionary.

Button Search the DLE dictionary


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3.5 Button: Search the DPD dictionary

This button permits to consult the DPD (Diccionario panhispánico de dudas, of the Spanish Royal Academy) directly from Word. Select the word you wish to check and click on Search the DPD dictionary.

Button Search the DPD dictionary


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3.6 Button: About

It shows the application's credits.

Button About


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4 Automatic proofreading with Stilus Macro for Word

Stilus Macro for Word corrects the full document, regardless of the position of the cursor at the time of the request. To launch the process press Start proofreading from Quick proofreading.

Start proofreading

Then, the system will tell you the amount of words that will consume to perform the operation. You will have to confirm that you want to continue.

Confirm

After your confirmation, Stilus Macro for Word will begin to process and apply the relevant replacement patterns according to the Proofreading options selected. The processing time may vary depending on the size of the document, the amount of errors contained in it, the use of the computer's resources when launching the process, etc.

Patterns processing

Once it has reached the end of the document, Stilus Macro for Word will notice you that the proofreading has finished and will inform you about the amount of patterns applied. However, you can stop the process by pressing the button Stop proofreading at any time; doing this, both the document and the word consuption will remian unchanged.

Proofreading completed

Click on Accept to visualize with the track changes functionality activated all the replacements and comments applied automatically to your document by Stilus Macro for Word.


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