Choosing a Style Sheet¶
PerfectIt 4 can run as a consistency checker, or it can be used to check a set of preferences by selecting a style sheet. Available style sheets include UK, US, Canadian and Australian spelling, as well as UN, EU, WHO, GPO, Australian Government style and American Legal Style. The Current Style dropdown allows you to select the style. When using PerfectIt 4 for the first time, the default style is ‘Check Consistency’.
You can select the style from the toolbar or ribbon.
Credit for Existing Styles¶
The built-in styles are compiled from a variety of sources. These include Intelligent Editing’s own database of terms as well as Google NGram Viewer, the Oxford English Dictionary, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the Macquarie Dictionary, the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, United Nations Editorial Style, the European Union Style Guide, the WHO Style Guide, and The Style Manual.
Particular thanks go to the expert professional editors that helped prepare and compile Intelligent Editing’s databases. These are:
Biotext (Australian Government Style)
Cadman Editing (WHO Style)
Language Creations (European Union Style)
Ivy Grey (American Legal Style)
Ward Webber (GPO)
These instructions are for users running PerfectIt 4 on a PC. If you’re using PerfectIt Cloud see Choosing a Style Sheet