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How do I get started with AutoCrit?

AutoCrit was designed with ease of use in mind. Follow these steps and you will be improving your writing in no time! Login Copy the text from your scene or manuscript Click the Category button to analyze your text. It’s that simple. There’s no software to install. No weird commands to learn. You can start […]

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How do I cut and paste from Microsoft Word?

There is a lot going on behind the scenes when you attempt to copy and paste information from a Microsoft Word document.  Word files are full of hidden style and formatting code which need to be stripped out of your text before AutoCrit can analyze it. The following process should be followed to accomplish this: […]

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What is the recommended editing process with AutoCrit?

There are definitely a number of different ways to attack the editing process. We recommend looking at dialogue first, as that’s one of the most critical sections of your writing. Is your dialogue really speaking to your audience? Are you using dialogue tags properly? What about adverbs in dialogue? Then you can take a look […]

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What type of files can I upload?

AutoCrit supports all text files (those files ending with .txt), MS Word files (.docx), and rich text files (.rtf). Please contact customer support if a file type you wish to use is not supported.

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How do I analyze my text?

Click on the Category button located at the top of your screen to analyze your text. During editing, you can update your analysis results at any time by clicking on the Category button again.

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How do I save and load a revision?

AutoCrit only allows for a maximum of 50 saved revisions. Upon reaching the maximum 50 files, each successive save will result in the loss of your oldest file.  Use the export command to save a copy of your revisions and prevent loss of data. To load a previously saved revision of your work:  Select your desired file […]

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How do I bring back my smart (curved) quotes?

Many word processing programs (including Microsoft Word) automatically convert straight quotes typed by the user into curved quotes.  The name “smart quotes” originates from the logic used by the program to determine which typed quotes are opening and closing.  Microsoft Word hides the logic behind the scenes with embedded code in your text. AutoCrit must […]

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Does AutoCrit Suggest Solutions to the Problems it Identifies?

AutoCrit identifies potential problems, but does not suggest how to solve them. The reason for this is that there are many different solutions and only you know what is best for your story. Let’s take a look at an example to see what I mean… First, here’s a poorly written paragraph. There are too many […]

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