The technology behind Stilus makes it possible to configure our 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:
Orthotypography and style proofreading options.
|Smart detection of prefixed words||It enables the automatic recognition of prefixed words.|
|Detection of elongated sentences||Detects phrases that exceed 60 lexical elements (tokens).|
|Smart detection of proper nouns||It determines whether a word (or set of words) not included in Stilus' lexical database 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.|
|Identify lack of spacing before percentage symbol (%)||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.|
|Highlight 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.|
|Highlight 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.|
|Highlight 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.|
|Highlight 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.|
|Highlight 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.|
|Advise the removal of the accent 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.|
|Advise the removal of the accent 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 punctuation||It verifies that opening signs match with their corresponding closing ones when using quotation marks, parentheses, brackets, exclamation or question marks, etc.|
|Check the sequencing of punctuation marks||It creates a warning about incorrect sequences of punctuation marks.|
|Identify foreign words to be avoided||It suggests alternatives to foreign words, adaptations, semantic calques, syntactic loans, etc.|
|Detection of possible confusion between terms||It notes 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):
|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|
|Science and Technology||Admits technical terms relating to: mathematics, physics, geometry, chemistry, computing, electricity, electronics, audiovisual, industry, aerospace, construction, metallurgy, marine etc.|
|Humanities||Admits technical terms relating to: philosophy, linguistics, literature, mythology, history, etc.|
|Economy||Admits technical terms related to the field of economics|
|Natural Sciences||Admits technical terms relating to: geology, zoology, botany, ecology, meteorology, astronomy, biology, medicine, pharmacology, etc.|
|Social Sciences||Admits 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 technical terms relating to: football, basketball, handball, golf, tennis, cycling, car racing, motorcycling, etc.|
|Politics||Admits technical terms related to politics|
|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.
User dictionaries in Stilus add-ins
Stilus for Word features an editable user dictionary that allows the addition of expressions, that can't be recognized a priori, to the system's lexical database.
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.
Customize Stilus according to your style guide
While academic linguistic norms are commonly accepted by most speakers, it is common for publishing houses, the mass media or big companies to want their texts to abide bystandards 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 prime examples of companies that have incorporated their own language standards into Stilus. If you wish to customize Stilus or align it with your own style guide, learn more about the business solutions provided by MeaningCloud.