(CG) is a software program that analyzes word processing documents (that
you have already written) for punctuation, word usage, spelling, and grammar.
is not run while you are in the writing process. Rather, CG checks
a document after you have completed and quit your word processing file.
When CG is
finished reviewing a document, it is able to identify your writing style
and displays a screen containing readability information.
can check any word processing document.
get acquainted with CG functions by using the tutorial files (located in
the CG folder):
Tour GC provides a brief
overview of Correct Grammar.
Learn GC explains the
features of Correct Grammar and demonstrates how they are used.
If you examine these
files, you can feel free to make changes in the document being examined,
however, we do not want these changes to become permanent. When you
are finished with a tutorial, the computer will present you with a screen
that will ask you whether you wish to save changes to the tutorial.
When this screen appears, click "discard" and the changes you made will
not be saved.
1. Open any
word processing program and save as your name. Write as usual.
Type in 5-10 sentences. When finished writing, quit your document.
2. You are now ready to check your document. On the hard drive, double-click
the Correct Grammar icon.
3. A menu of
choices from the hard drive will appear. Look for your word processing
file. If the name of your word processing document is not visible,
use the arrows to scroll through the list.
4. When your
document is visible, use the mouse to highlight that selection. Double
click the name or click the open button to get it.
5. Once your
document is opened, Correct Grammar begins checking immediately.Operating
When CG is analyzing a passage the cursor will change from an arrow to
a rotating circle. 2. Once a possible error is identified, you tell CG
what you want it to do by clicking on the menu ribbon (see description
below) on the center of the screen.
3. CG will
suggest an alternative to what is written, but you do not have to change
it if you do not want to.
4. When CG
is finished reviewing a document, it will display a screen of readability
Offered on the Menu Ribbon:
Correct makes the
suggested correction right in your text.
Ignore means to move
on to the next suggestion, ignoring the correct one. For a possibly
misspelled word, Ignore means that the word is spelled correctly.
Next ¶ advances
to the next paragraph and pauses. Click Check to resume checking.
Quiet means "don't
bother me with this suggestion again, I don't like it."
Tutorial gives you
a quick lesson in the principles of writing that apply.
Help displays assistance
about how the program works.
Add records a word
in the user dictionary so that it will be considered properly spelled in
Skip 1x (skip one
time) means that this is a deliberately spelled word, so that subsequent
instances of this word should be considered misspellings.