Accessing the Guides
From other software
To see the articles in the guides, run Antidote and select the guide you want. The way you run the guides depends on the software you are using. To find out how to use Antidote with your favourite programs, see Integrating Antidote with your other software (Connectix) by clicking on Help in the Antidote menu bar.
Context-sensitive access from the corrector
Access to the guides from the corrector is context-sensitive, meaning that Antidote opens the specific article that applies to the current detection. To consult it, select a detection and complete one the following actions:
- Click on the orange book in the upper right-hand corner of the tool bar.
- Click on the tooltip to expand it, then click on the + key or on the orange title that introduces the explanation.
- Open the context menu (right click) and select the orange book.
A grey bullet is displayed in front of the explanation when the guides contain no information on the current detection. For spelling errors, the dictionaries icon replaces the guides icon.
Context-sensitive access from the revision filters
Each filter in the revision prism is associated with an article so that you can evaluate the possible edits to your text. Click on the title of the article to read it.
Context-sensitive access from the dictionaries
The Details panel in the definitions dictionary often includes orange hyperlinks. Click on one of these links to open the guides to an article that relates to the headword. Clicking on a usage label (e.g. INFORMAL) in the body of the definition opens an article on this label.
Clicking on the green headings for moods and tenses will open the corresponding article, explaining the use of that mood or tense.
The etymology section of the historical dictionary displays the source language(s) of the headword in orange. Click on the orange hyperlink to go directly to the article on these languages and their contribution to English.