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What's New in Grammarian PRO X v1.7

Many New Features:

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Grammar-lite spell checking
New Error View drawer spelling Grammar-Lite orange hyperlinks
New Correct All functionality
New Grammar Syntax Error Catching
More New Features
Many Other Improvements

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Grammarian PRO X 1.7 is a Universal Macintosh application and input method component. Input method components must be built as Universal for use on an Intel-based Macintosh.



New Grammar-lite Spell Checking!

Grammarian PRO X now brings Grammar-lite to spell checking! When racing to send an email, you don't always want to do a complete grammar check.  With Grammar-lite spell checking, you can choose to have some basic grammar corrections included with your spell check for simple and fast, one-click correction!
These settings provide grammar functionality with spell checking. All settings are user-configurable.


Check homophone spelling in context
Capitalize first word of a sentence
Capitalize proper nouns (Monday, July)
Check TWo INitial CApital LEtters
Check mixed upper & lower-case
Check multiple word and phrase spellings
Misspellings (Ne wYork, de facto)
Word Compounding (air port, can not)
Spell out numbers at beginning of sentence
Spell out numbers 1-10 within sentence


Use variant phrases for suggestions
Use context-dependent suggestions (verb, noun, etc.)

See Figure 1-1


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New Error View drawer spelling Grammar-Lite indicator orange color hyperlinks

The Error View drawer shows hyperlink errors in different colors. Spelling errors are red, grammar errors are green, and punctuation errors are purple. Now, Grammar-Lite spelling errors are marked with orange. Clicking on any of these error hyperlinks selects the error for correction.

See Figure 1-2.

Error View Hyperlinks


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New Correct All Functionality








Grammarian's check selection windows now add "Correct All" functionality. "Correct All" replaces all instances of the original in the document with the selected suggestion.

See Figure 1-3

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New Grammar Syntax Error Checking:


• Grammar and spelling number error catching: "Spell out numbers at beginning of sentence" and "Spell out numbers within sentence".

Numbers at the beginning of sentence: Spell out all numbers at the beginning, even when other numbers are expressed in figures.

Two carloads of new corn were received today.
Twenty members were present at last month's meeting.

Numbers within a sentence: Spell out all numbers from one through ten, except in a series of related numbers.

The two boys consumed 4 hamburgers, 2 cans of soda, and 6 cookies.
The football team won 8 games and lost 2 last year.

See Figure 1-4.

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• Punctuation series commas error catching.

Rule: When three or more items are listed in a series and the last item is preceded by a coordinate conjunction, place a comma before the conjunction as well as between the other items.

Example: Study the rules for the use of the comma, the semicolon, and the comma.

Note: if a nonessential element follows the conjunction (and, or, or nor) in a series, omit the comma before the conjunction to avoid excessive punctuation.

See Figure 1-5.

Punctuation series commas

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More New Features:


• Control-number key shortcuts for the interactive popup menu. This preference enables either numbers or control-numbers for shortcut replacements.

See Figure 1-6.


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• New preference window settings checkbox for Check Selection suggestions list font sizes (small or large) with real-time view activation.

See Figure 1-7.

Check Selection Settings

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• New Show/Hide Grammarian Pencil Menu preference from Input Menu Interactive submenu. The setting is per application.

See Figure 1-8.
Show/Hide Grammarian Pencil

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Many Other Improvements:

• New: Readability Save As from File menu when Readability Statistics window is open. The statistics is saved to a file for later viewing or compiling information.
• New: Interactive, AutoCorrect, and AutoType faster direct replacements without backspacing for all applications that support this. Grammarian automatically checks for compatibility or this through TSM DocumentID.
• New: AutoType/AutoCorrect preference setting: "Always replace with backspacing" checkbox. This safety setting is for instances for which future applications support TSMDocumentID but behave erratically.
• New: Spell Checking "Check pronouns" now includes personal names.
• New: Mouse scroll-wheel support for Writing Rules preference window.
• Fixed: Grammarian "Show Suggestions" always disabled menu item in MacOSX 10.4 Tiger.
• Fixed: Grammarian would switch/toggle the Dock Menu on/off if the Application Support/Grammarian folder was discarded (New: Grammarian Launch/Grammarian Relaunch).
• Fixed: Unicode conversion problem with Grammarian Spelling Service. German umlaud characters were being treated as word breaks.
• Fixed: Popup menu would move vertically after every error if the popup menu was vertically offscreen ever. --> minus equal bug (bug was vGlobal = dragBoundsRect.bottom (-=) windowheight; )
• Fixed: Apple introduced a Databrowser custom draw bug that erases items in the popup menu when using the mouse only.
• Fixed: Buffer length issue with check document window. Replacements were cut short if replacement exceeded 256 characters.
• Fixed: RTF clipboard formatting parse issues for Mellel 2.0.
• Fixed: minor RTF control word delimiter issue.
• Fixed: Some missing (new) RTF control words.
• Fixed: Tiger now disables TSM sessions when a menu pops up. This interfered with Grammarian's Pencil menu item "Show Suggestions". Panther does not do this.
• Fixed: AutoCorrect Capitalize pronoun bug.
• Fixed: AutoCorrect Correct two Initial capital letters bug.
• Fixed: When Interactive popup menu or window was visible and the Escape key was hit, Grammarian reset all buffer counts as a mouse click or up/down arrow key. This no longer happens.
• Fixed: Spelling diacritic marks for error suggestions for foreign languages.
• Fixed: AutoCorrect Capitalize first word of sentence when a new document is opened.
• Fixed: Work-around for bugs in Apple’s Mail 2.0 application on Tiger relating to the way it handles spaces and carriage returns sent to it by an input method. Mail handles spaces and carriage returns typed on a keyboard differently from spaces given to it from an input method. Replacements and AutoType, containing many spaces or carriage returns, will be slightly slower in Mail 2.0 than other applications.
• Major code optimization speedup including application launching.
• Fixed: Tiger permissions issue with the updating of the Grammarian component.
• New: Many new interface changes.
• Updated: English Spelling Dictionary v1.14.
• Updated: Grammarian Help.
• Many more minor fixes.