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Can I cut-and-paste the Wizard results into Microsoft Word?

You can cut-and-paste the Wizard results into a word processing programs such as Microsoft Word.

I caution users when doing this for for the following reasons:

 

  • Your manuscript will contain lots of highlights that may or may not need to be revised. Remember, AutoCrit highlights *potential* problems and not everything that is highlighted should be removed or changed. For example, if you overuse 'was' then every occurrence of 'was' will be highlighted. But the solution is not to remove EVERY occurrence of 'was', but simply to choose those places where you want to reduce the use of the word 'was'.
  • The punctuation of the document may no longer be correct. As part of the analysis, double quotes and Word's "smart quotes" are exchanged for single quotes to facilitate processing. They will be missing in the final output.

 

Bottom line: Be careful when cutting and pasting the results back into word processing programs such as Microsoft Word.