Lingsoft Proofreader for Adobe InDesign CS4 Mac
Congratulations for choosing Lingsoft Proofreader for Adobe InDesign, a plug-in that provides Lingsoft's gold standard spell-checking, grammar and style checking, and hyphenation for Adobe InDesign/InCopy.
Unlike traditional proofing tools Lingsoft Proofreader does not draw on simple word lists. Our solution is based on our proprietary two-level morphology model (TWOL) for each language, allowing the application to identify word derivatives, related compounds and inflections.
Lingsoft Proofreader is available for Windows and Mac OS X platforms, for the following languages:
This User's Guide covers the CS4 version of Adobe InDesign and InCopy on Mac OS X, but applies selectively also to Lingsoft Proofreader versions of CS3 and CS2.
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Note! Due to reasons beyond our scope, if you need to reinstall Lingsoft Proofreader for Adobe InDesign, you might first have to remove the current installation in order to proceed with the new installation successfully. This applies both for Windows and Mac OS X versions.
Enable Lingsoft Proofreader by selecting Edit > Preferences > Dictionary in the Adobe InDesign program. In Language options, select the appropriate language and then Lingsoft Proofreader in the Hyphenation and Spelling options. For more information on specifying dictionaries or language see Adobe InDesign documentation.
More accurate and adapted specifically to the target language, the hyphenation facility of Lingsoft Proofreader works just like the native Adobe InDesign hyphenation. Enable or disable Hyphenation per paragraph as follows:
Please note the use of custom hyphenation dictionaries. For more information on hyphenation settings see Adobe InDesign documentation.
Lingsoft Proofreader works basically like the native Adobe InDesign spell-checking facility. Custom dictionary is also available.
You can use custom hyphenation and proofing dictionaries in Lingsoft Proofreader like you would use the dictionaries of the native Adobe InDesign hyphenation and proofing tools. Entries added to the custom dictionaries are available in both Lingsoft Proofreader and the native hyphenation and proofing tools. For more information on user dictionaries see Adobe InDesign documentation.
With Lingsoft Proofreader you can use Lingsoft's own LSPROOF user dictionaries. This usage is separate from InDesign's user dictionary system and you cannot edit LSPROOF user dictionaries within InDesign. The benefit of using LSPROOF user dictionary is, that you can point the user dictionary to a common path, and thus have a corporate-wide user dictionary for all your InDesign/InCopy users.
The locations and the codings of Lingsoft user dictionaries are set in a configuration file. Names of these files in different products are:
There are two possible locations for the configuration files:
For each user dictionary there is a line in the configuration file. Each line consists of the full path of the user dictionary and the coding of the user dictionary, separated by a tabulator. There are four possible codings for the user dictionaries: LATIN1, CP1252, MACROMAN and UTF8. Example of a configuration file:
Lingsoft Proofreader adds grammar checker functionality to Adobe InDesign CS2. Grammar errors are marked with green underline. By control-clicking on the error you can see information about the error. The information can contain correction suggestions, one of which you can select to replace the underlined text.
In the Proofreader preferences dialog (Edit > Preferences > Lingsoft Proofreader) you can select the underline colour and the grammar rules that are active. The list of grammar rules is shown when you click on the blue info ballon under "Grammar and Style Errors".
To achieve compatibility with systems not having Lingsoft Proofreader installed, Lingsoft Proofreader strips the grammar data from the document on document close. If your workflow contains only systems where Lingsoft Proofreader is installed, you can unselect "Strip Grammar Data on Document Close", which makes the opening of the document faster.
You can create simple writing rules yourself to be used by Lingsoft Proofreader's grammar checker extension. These are called SURE writing rules. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get information about the SURE rule syntax. You can use Lingsoft SURE Editor to create and edit your writing rules.
The locations of SURE rules files are configured in a configuration file. Names of these files in different products are:
There are three possible locations for the configuration files:
Each SURE rule file location is on it's own line in the configuration file. Example of a configuration file:
To uninstall Lingsoft Proofreader you must remove folder /Applications/Adobe InDesign CS4/Plug-Ins/Dictionaries/Lingsoft.
How do you know that you are using Lingsoft Proofreader?
Go to InDesign > Preferences > Dictionary... dialog, and Select the language of your Lingsoft Proofreader. If Lingsoft Proofreader is selected in the Hyphenation and Spelling popup menus, then it is in use. See the first issue in Known issues chapter to find out the limit of this rule.
Hyphenation misses self-evident syllabic boundaries.
Boundaries between words, and especially those in compound words, are not always clear-cut, even if we are not aware of this. The program builds compound words quite freely – a function, which increases the number of possible interpretations.
Changes made to the user dictionary have no desired effect.
Adobe InDesign automatically applies user dictionaries to hyphenation and proofing so that Lingsoft Proofreader cannot intervene. This is why the user dictionaries fail to identify inflected forms of words the way Lingsoft Proofreader does and, therefore, each form of inflection needs to be entered individually. See Custom Hyphenation and Proofing Dictionaries in this guide.
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