Question: How do I install Grammarian PRO2 X?
Follow the instructions in the "Grammarian PRO2 X Installation instructions" file (in the Grammarian PRO2 X folder).
Or you can follow the instructions here.
Question: How do I check a document with Grammarian PRO2 X?
Use the Grammarian Pencil Menu or Grammarian Input Menu to access all Grammarian PRO2's grammar checking features. With your document window that you want to check frontmost, select the Check All or Check Selection menu item in the Grammarian Pencil Menu or Grammarian Input Menu. Take a look at the document checking video clip here.
Question: How do I use Interactive Checking (check-as-you-type) with Grammarian PRO2 X?
Use the Grammarian Pencil Menu or Grammarian Input Menu to access Grammarian PRO2's Interactive Checking features. Grammarian’s Pencil menu will indicate a yellow color if interactive spell checking is on, a green color if interactive grammar checking is on, and a yellow-green color if both are on. A red colored Pencil Menu indicates that interactive checking is off. Grammarian remembers the interactive (check-as-you-type) settings for every running application. The ESC key or a mouse click cancels the Interactive Checking window. Also, canceling after typing a preset number of words is a preference setting. Take a look at the interactive checking video clip here.
Question: Do you need an active internet connection to use Grammarian PRO2 X?
No. An internet connection is not needed to use Grammarian PRO2.
However, an internet connection is needed only to activate your computer. This must be done only once after you receive an activation code. Also, you would need an active internet connection to view your current licensed activations in the Grammarian PRO2 Licenses window. This is convenient for site licenses.
No online account is needed. And no monthly online usage fees are required.
Question: I am trying the free trial. Why are the Grammarian PRO2 app menu items greyed?
The Grammarian PRO2 app doesn't work as you would normally expect. It works more like a background app. Use the Grammarian Pencil Menu or Grammarian Input Menu (checkmark) to access Grammarian PRO2's functionality. Grammarian actually works on the original document that you are working on.
Question: Is Grammarian PRO2 X compatible with Mavericks/Yosemite/El Capitan/Sierra?
Yes, Grammarian PRO2 X is tested on all Mac OS versions from Snow Leopard 10.6 to Sierra 10.12.
Question: How does Grammarian PRO2 X work in Mac OS X?
Grammarian PRO2 X introduces a 64-bit Apple-sanctioned input method named "Grammarian". This appears in the flag menu (top right side of menubar) as shown here:
The Grammarian input method installs a Grammarian Pencil Menu on the menubar that is usable to access Grammarian's functionality. Make sure that Grammarian is turned on here. You do this by clicking on the flag menu and then by selecting the Grammarian item. The Grammarian item is on when a checkmark precedes the Grammarian item.
Question: I upgraded from Grammarian PRO X, and now Grammarian PRO2 X acts strangely.
If you still have the Grammarian PRO X folder in the Applications folder along with the Grammarian PRO2 X folder, remove this Grammarian PRO X folder as it will interfere with launching of the Grammarian PRO2's application.
Question: I use Apple's Pages. Why am I losing my footnotes when Grammarian pastes my changes?
This is an Apple Pages clipboard export bug. "Footnotes" is a format included in the RTF Text format design specifications. Therefore, this is unexcusable to not address this bug. Tell Apple about their bugs. If the document format is not first exported to the clipboard, you won't get it when the text is pasted back to the clipboard. This is NOT a Grammarian issue.
Question: Does Grammarian PRO2 have a user operating manual?
Yes, a manual is included with Grammarian PRO2. You access the manual from the "Grammarian Help..." menu item of the as shown below:
Question: The Grammarian checkmark input menu turns into the flag menu every time MS Word opens a document. What is going on?
MS Word version 14.4.3 introduced a bug. Whenever you create or open a document, MS Word sets the system language. This turns off any current input method (the Grammarian PRO2 input menu). MS Word versions prior to this work fine. In order to use Grammarian PRO2 in a MS Word document with this version of MS Word, you must turn Grammarian PRO2 back on in the flag menu.
Update: Microsoft fixed this issue in v14.4.4 dated 08-27-14Tested and verified.
Question: Many times while I'm typing a contraction such as "they're or I'll", the cursor moves back one character after pressing the spacebar. Is this a problem with Grammarian PRO2?
No. This is a conflict with the Mac OS X system, specifically Apple's Keyboard smart quotes and dashes option. To fix this, turn off "Use smart quotes and dashes" in the System Preferences/Language & Region/Keyboard/Text pane: 1. Open System Preferences. 2. Click Language & Region. 3. Click the "Keyboard Preferences..." button to display the Keyboard pane. 4. Then click the Text tab:
The checkbox preference "Use smart quotes and dashes is on the middle right side of the window.
Question: When I reboot my Mac, the Grammarian PRO2 input menu (Pencil Menu) is no longer active. Is a fix available?
This is a Yosemite bug in that the system is not saving and updating the system HiToolBar preferences.
Forcing the system to rebuild its preferences usually fixes it. Try this:
1. Run the Grammarian PRO2 Uninstaller in the Uninstaller-Grammarian_PRO2_X folder. Click "Reset MacOSX System Input Menu". Then select item "2. Grammarian PRO2 Input Menu Only". Click "Uninstall":
3. Run the Grammarian PRO2 app, and let Grammarian install a new input menu.
The system writes the HiTooBar preferences on the reboot when it discovers that an input menu change occurred.
Question: Grammarian changes the Pencil Menu/Interactive Checking Menu settings when I switch or launch new apps. Is this correct?
Grammarian remembers the Pencil Menu/Interactive Checking menu settings for every individual app. In other words, Grammarian automatically switches the settings for the current active app to what these were the last time that these settings were changed for this app. This allows customizing with different settings for every app. For instance, many apps do not even need interactive checking.
Question: Can Grammarian PRO2 calculate the readability of a document?
Yes. Readability is grouped along with other document text statistics items and is available via the Grammarian PRO2 Pencil Menu items, "Statistics" and "Statistics Analysis". The Statistics function analyzes the whole document, and the Statistics Analysis function does a sentence-by-sentence breakdown of the document. The Readability Statistics of a document can also be saved by using the Grammarian "Save As..." File menu item.
Question: Is there an easy way to navigate from one error to another in the Checking Document window?
You can navigate through the errors in the Error View portion of the Document Grammar Check window. Click on an underlined error to navigate as shown here:
Question: How can I prevent Grammarian PRO2 from starting up when restarting the computer?
The Mac OS X system launches Grammarian at startup. You can turn this off by selecting the flag instead of Grammarian under the flag menu on the menu bar as shown here:
Question: Grammarian crashes when it checks spelling. First, it suggests strange suggestions, and then it crashes.
This could be a corrupt spelling dictionary symptom if the crash point on the crash log is "Find_Metaphone_Dict_Match".
To fix this:
1. Quit the Grammarian app.
2. Run the Grammarian Uninstaller located in the Uninstaller-Grammarian_PRO2_X folder. Select the Uninstall "Grammarian PRO2 Spelling Dictionaries Only" option.
3. After this is finished, run the Grammarian PRO2 app. Grammarian will install all new spelling dictionaries. This is the easiest way to troubleshoot and fix this.
How to get a crash log report: Locating Mac app crash logs
Question: Can I enlarge the text size in the Grammarian Check Window?
Yes. Open the Grammarian Preferences window. Click on the Window Features tab.
Set the Check Window Font:
1. Sentence Font Size to 13 or 14.
2. Click "Use large font for suggestions" to on.
On the Check Window, set the lower popup menu on the bottom of the Error View to 125% or 150%:
Question: Can I turn off Interactive Checking for only a particular app?
Yes. The Grammarian Interactive Checking settings are PER application are and NOT global. All settings in the Interactive Checking menu are remembered by Grammarian for each app. If you change one of these settings, you are changing it for only the front active running app.
To turn off interactive checking for any special app, you must make the particular app active (top frontmost). Then select the Interactive Checking menu. Turn off any of the settings in the menu. To stop the automatic display of popup windows, turn off AutoShow Spelling and AutoShow Grammar. To stop the alert sounds, turn off Interactive Sounds.
You can turn off all the menu items, Spelling Checking, Grammar Checking, AutoCorrect, and AutoType if you like. The Pencil menu icon changes color (yellow/spelling, green/grammar, red/all off) to reflect what is "on/off" in the Interactive Checking menu.
Pencil Menu Legend:
- Red: Off
- Yellow: Spelling Checking
- Green: Grammar Checking
- Yellow/Green: Spelling Check and Grammar Check
- Underscore line on right: AutoShow Spelling Check or AutoShow Grammar Check
- Blue: Grammarian app is not running
Interactive Checking Menu:
A video that shows the process: interactive checking menu
You can verify these settings by quitting the special app, running it again, and checking the Grammarian Interactive Checking menu again.
Question: My computer has slowed down especially when I type. Is Grammarian related to this?
Usually Grammarian has nothing to do with this. First, make sure that your version of Grammarian PRO2 is the latest. The latest Grammarian PRO2 version could contain speedup fixes for the latest OS version.
If a Grammarian preference file or support file is corrupt, you could see some unusual effects. A corrupt Grammarian input menu preference file could cause this. This file is stored in the Grammarian/Application Support folder. You can force Grammarian to rebuild this by:
1. Run the Grammarian_PRO2_Uninstaller app in the Grammarian PRO2 X folder. Select the #5 option:
2. Click Uninstall.
4. Grammarian will reinstall new support files on the next Grammarian app launch.