Antidote 11 User Guide

User Guide / Settings / Presets


The presets allow you to promptly switch from one configuration to another. They modify dozens of settings across a number of panels in a single operation.

If you normally write emails where an informal tone is appropriate, you might choose a less restrictive combination of settings, Informal usage. When you have an important letter to write and want stricter settings, you would likely select Formal usage or Maximum sensitivity. Once the correction process is complete, the presets menu will allow you to easily return to your regular settings. When a preset is active, this is indicated with a check mark in the menu.

Spelling and grammar errors are always flagged, regardless of the preset selected.

In the settings window, you can access the presets by opening the Presets menu.

In the corrector window, you can access the presets by clicking on the settings menu icon in the toolbar. For more details, consult the Adjusting sensitivity section of the Corrector chapter.

This gives you the choice of the following presets:

Recommended values

Antidote adjusts all settings panels to the recommended values.

Maximum sensitivity

Antidote adjusts all relevant language and typographic settings to their maximum level.

Formal usage

Antidote adjusts each language setting in all relevant panels for thorough correction of word usage, syntax, punctuation, capitalization and possible lexical confusion. Typographic settings are similarly adjusted for fine-grained verification based on the recommended usage in your language variety.

Informal usage

Antidote adjusts each language setting in all relevant panels for less rigorous correction, disabling all settings linked to alerts. Antidote will also disable most of the settings related to typography in all relevant panels, verifying only obvious typographical errors (e.g. two spaces between words).

Minimum sensitivity

Antidote adjusts all relevant language and typographic settings to their minimum level.

Custom Presets

If the existing presets do not fully meet your correction needs, you can create your own presets to be added to the menu. You can create as many presets as you want, and easily switch between them depending on the text to be corrected.

To create a custom preset, adjust all the settings you want, then click on Save as… in the menu. Give your new preset a name that reminds you of its content, such as, for example, the name of the client whose latest novel you are editing.

You can use an existing preset (custom or provided) as a starting point to create your new one, and modify only the necessary settings. To do this, select a preset from the Presets menu, then modify the language or typographic settings of your choice. Once your changes are complete, open the menu again and choose Save as…

Modifying a custom preset

To modify a custom preset, select the preset to modify, then adjust the settings according to your new needs. In the menu, a dash indicates that the current preset has been modified. Select Save to keep your changes. Or, choose Save as… to create a new, separate preset with your changes.

Deleting a custom preset

Select the preset to delete, then choose Delete the current preset from the menu. Confirm the deletion in the pop-up dialog window.