Enable and Disable Guidelines

You can easily enable or disable style and grammar in the Dashboard. By default, all guidelines are enabled. However, you might choose to disable specific guidelines if you decide that they are unsuitable for a specific Writing Guide. For example, all of your Writing Guides might contain the guideline "avoid contractions". However, you might decide later that the contractions are allowed when writing marketing copy. To allow contractions in marketing copy, you would disable the guideline "avoid contractions" for the Writing Guide "marketing".

You can also enable or disable guidelines for specific contexts. For example, you probably want Acrolinx to highlight if a sentence is missing a period at the end. But you probably don't want this guideline applied to titles and headings. You can configure the "missing period" guideline so that it doesn't appear for content in titles and headings. Your Guidance Package includes many common context-specific guidelines, but you can customize your guideline contexts in detail if you need. Before you can associate guidelines with specific contexts, you need to define your contexts in your Content Profiles first.

To enable or disable guidelines within a Writing Guide, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to  Guidance Settings > Guidelines.
  2. Select a Writing Guide from the Writing Guide list.
  3. In the Configure Your Guidelines section, find the guideline that you want to change.
    • Use the Filter field to filter the guideline list by guideline name.
      The guideline list is filtered as soon as you start to type characters in the Filter field.
    • Select the Grammar or Style radio buttons to show only grammar or style guidelines.
  4. Select a guideline state.
    • To disable a guideline, select the radio button in the Disable column.
    • To enable a guideline, select the radio button in the Enable column.
    • To enable or disable a guideline for specific contexts, select the radio button in the Contextual column. A dialog box will guide you through selecting your contexts.

  5. Click Save.
    Your changes take effect immediately.