Guidance Settings

Editing the Language and Writing Guide

The language and writing guide are the most essential settings in a checking profile. Usually, you will not need to change these settings, but there might be some circumstances where you have to update the language or writing guide.

For example, you might change your guidance package so that the language "English" is split into "English (UK)" and "English (US)". You might also have a writing guide called "Standard" that will be split into "Standard UK" and "Standard US".

Suppose that you have a checking profile with the language "English" and the writing guide "Standard". You must edit this checking profile to reflect the changes to your guidance package.

To edit the language and writing guide, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Guidance Settings > Checking Profiles.
  2. In the checking profiles table, select the profile that you want to edit.
  3. In the Checking Profile Settings panel, select the Guidance Settings tab and update the Language and Writing Guide fields

    If you do not see your required language or writing guide in the dropdown menus, ensure that the relevant language server is running.

    You can also try reloading the relevant language configuration.

    If you have changed your guidance settings recently, try logging out of the Dashboard and then log back in again.

  4. Click Save.

    If the checking profile is already assigned to users, the changes take effect immediately.

Editing the Target Audience Type

You add target audience types to checking profiles after you have set up your tone of voice settings. You might want to assign different audience types to different teams of authors. For example, suppose that you have an audience type called "new users" and a checking profile for technical authors. You can add the "new user" target scores to the checking profile so that technical authors aim for high readability when they run checks.

To add extraction settings to a checking profile, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Guidance Settings Checking Profiles
  2. In the checking profiles table, select the profile that you want to edit.
  3. In the Checking Profile Settings panel, select the Guidance Settings tab and select the required set of targets from the Voice scoring targets dropdown.
  4. Click Save.

    If the checking profile is already assigned to users, the changes take effect immediately.

Adding Term Sets

You might add term sets to checking profiles after you have created new term sets on the "Term Sets" page.

To add term sets to a checking profile, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Guidance Settings Checking Profiles
  2. In the checking profiles table, select the profile that you want to edit.
  3. In the Checking Profile Settings panel, select the Guidance Settings tab and click the " " icon in the Term sets field.

    If you see the message "No items available", ensure that you have selected the correct writing guide.

    Just like the plug-in interface, the availability of the term sets depends on what writing guide you select. A linguistic administrator can restrict term sets to specific writing guides.

    You can also try reloading the relevant language configuration.

    If you have changed your guidance settings recently, try logging out of the Dashboard and then log back in again.

  4. Click Save.

    If the checking profile is already assigned to users, the changes take effect immediately.