StyleGuard Mac Installation Instructions

1.     Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion) or 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

2.     Office for Mac 2011

3.     Safari 5.17 or above

Installation:                                                                  

1.     Open a browser window and copy the link below to download the setup file:

https://style-guard.com/download/MacBeta/APSetup.dmg

2.     Save the downloaded APSetup.dmg to your desktop or other place where you can find it easily.

3.     Open the downloaded DMG file (double-click on the icon for the downloaded DMG file).

4.     Follow the on-screen instructions in the installer window:

Step 1: Install the Mono Framework:

a.     Double-click on the icon for the MonoRuntime.webloc to download the setup file:
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b.     Run the downloaded file to setup the Mono Framework :
[Below is an example using Firefox as your default browser.]

Description: mono download.tiff

c.      Click on the Continue button in the subsequent dialogs and accept the license agreement to continue the installation of the Mono Framework:
Description: C:\StyleGuard\src	runk\Spec\MacInstallation\mono install-continue.tiff

d.     Click on the Close button to exit the Mono Framework installation after it is completed:
Description: C:\StyleGuard\src	runk\Spec\MacInstallation\mono install complete.tiff

Step 2: Install StyleGuard:

e.     Drag the StyleGuard.app icon to the left of the arrow to the Application folder to the right of the arrow.

[Note: You will need approximately 300 MB of free disk space to install StyleGuard.]

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5.     If this is the first time StyleGuard is being installed, please follow the instructions in the Activation section to activate the AP Stylebook 2013 style collection.

Activation:

1.     Start StyleGuard by clicking on the StyleGuard icon in the Applications folder. Please note:

·      If you are using the recently released Apple OS X Mountain Lion 10.8, you currently have to perform a one-off authorization for StyleGuard. From Finder, go to the Applications folder, control-click or right-click on the StyleGuard application icon and select Open. When prompted with a dialog box, choose Open again. This procedure only needs to be done only once.

·      To quickly access StyleGuard subsequently: when StyleGuard is running, control-click or right-click on the StyleGuard icon in the Dock and select the option Keep In Dock.

2.     StyleGuard includes the latest version of the AP Stylebook 2013 that requires activation.

[Note: The activation code that is required to activate a style collection is usually included in the email sent to you after your purchase of StyleGuard or the specific style collection.]

To activate a collection:

a.     Start StyleGuard, if it is not currently running.

b.     Step 1: Click on the Style Collections button  at the bottom of the StyleGuard window.

c.      Step 2: Click on the label AP Stylebook 2013 to select the AP Stylebook 2013 style collection.

d.     Step 3: Click on the Activate  button. NOTE: Activation REQUIRES Internet connection.

e.     Enter the required information, including the activation code, and then click on the Activate Collection button.

f.      Once the style collection is activated, the expiration date and status should be updated accordingly.


Usage:

1.     Start StyleGuard by clicking on the StyleGuard icon in the Applications folder.

[Hint: To quickly access StyleGuard subsequently: When StyleGuard is running, control-click or right-click on the StyleGuard icon in the Dock and select the option Keep In Dock.]

2.     StyleGuard includes the latest version of the AP Stylebook 2013 style collection that requires activation. If you haven’t activated your copy of the AP Stylebook 2013 style collection, please activate the style collection following the instructions in the Activation section.

3.     StyleGuard provides searchable content from the latest AP Stylebook. This content is being updated frequently. StyleGuard also provides automatic checking for many AP style errors. Many rules have been encoded and more are being added. Please review:

https://style-guard.com/apstyleguarddatasheet.aspx

for a summary of what StyleGuard checks.

4.     StyleGuard by default runs in page view. It can also run in book view. Page view works better for laptop users and book view works better for users with larger monitors.

Figure 1: StyleGuard in Page View

Figure 2: StyleGuard in Book View

                                                                                                     

In page view, words in the Microsoft Word document that match AP styles are being shown one match at a time:

In book view, words in the Microsoft Word document that matches AP style are being shown in the StyleGuard window as a list on the left pane with the description on the right pane:

5.     When navigating through the list of matches, the available actions are:

Description: files:users:harshalo:StyleGuard:Icons:edit_comment.png      Insert into the current document a Microsoft Word comment containing the style description.

Description: files:users:harshalo:StyleGuard:Icons:edit_apply.png      Apply the proposed change by replacing the original word(s) with the suggestion in the current document.

Description: files:users:harshalo:StyleGuard:Icons:edit_applyall.png      Apply the proposed change by replacing all the original word(s) in the current document that match this style rule with the suggestion.

Description: files:users:harshalo:StyleGuard:Icons:edit_ignoreall.png      Ignore this rule, words that match this style rule will no longer be shown in the match list until StyleGuard is restarted.

6.     There are many ways that StyleGuard can be used. Below are three sample scenarios:

6.1 Reviewing an existing document

a.     Open an existing Microsoft Word document.

b.     Start StyleGuard, if it is not currently running.

c.      Step through the list of AP style matches and, if appropriate, apply one of the proposed actions – Insert a comment for this match, Apply this change, Apply this change throughout the document, and Ignore this rule.

[Hint: click on the Show Summary button Description: files:users:harshalo:StyleGuard:Icons:main_summary.png at the bottom of the StyleGuard window to get the number of potential issues found.]

d.     Save the file.

[Note: If your document contains any style matches, StyleGuard inserts a bookmark in the document to indicate the current match. Before you close the document, please either close StyleGuard or disable style checking using the Enable/Disable Style Checking  button. This will ensure that the bookmark inserted by StyleGuard is being deleted from the document.]

6.2 Creating and editing a new document

a.     Create a new or open an existing Microsoft Word document.

b.     Start StyleGuard, if it is not currently running.

[Hint: if you are editing an existing document that had never been checked by StyleGuard, it is recommended that you first go through all the potential style errors before start editing. See 6.1 Reviewing an existing document for more detail instructions.]

c.      Type in the new text, StyleGuard will scan the text and update the list of style matches as you type. The match that is closest to where the cursor is will be highlighted in the StyleGuard window as the “current match.”

[Hint: if you are not familiar with AP style, you may consider toggling on Show Informational Entries by clicking on the Show Informational Entries button Description: files:users:harshalo:StyleGuard:Icons:main_info.png at the bottom of the StyleGuard window. StyleGuard will match all the entries in the AP Stylebook providing valuable information about that entry. For example, the entry may match the word “affect” and provide examples on when to use “affect” versus “effect.” Similarly, AP Stylebook provides details on when to use “since” versus “because,” “between” versus “among,” “over” versus “more than,” etc.
[Note: Turning Show Informational Entries on will cause more frequent display updates both in the document you are editing due to the frequent changes in the bookmark to show the matched word and also in the StyleGuard window updating the information for the current match. This can be a distraction but the information provided could be useful for some StyleGuard customers who need the additional information.]

d.     Save the file.

[Note: If your document contains any style matches, then before you close the document make sure that either StyleGuard is closed or StyleGuard text processing is stopped using  button. This will make sure that the bookmark inserted by StyleGuard is not left behind in the document.]

6.3 Browse content in the AP Stylebook

a.     Start StyleGuard if it is not currently running

b.     Click on the View the content in the enabled style collection button Description: files:users:harshalo:StyleGuard:Icons:nav_search.png to switch to “Browse Mode.”

c.      You can type into the search box to narrow your search. All entries that contain the search string in the name or description are included in the search result.

d.     You can also search for a specific entry by first clicking on one of the letter (#, A, B, … Z) in the index tab and then scroll down to find the specific entry you are interested in.

[Hint: click on the View Matches button Description: files:users:harshalo:StyleGuard:Icons:nav_matches.png to view the matches.]

[Hint: click on the Toggle Page/Book View button Description: files:users:harshalo:StyleGuard:Icons:main_single.png to switch back to page view.]

Have a question that is not covered by this document?

This document covers the basic scenarios you may encounter when using StyleGuard. If you have a question that was not covered in the document, please do not hesitate to email StyleGuard Customer Support at support@style-guard.com.

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