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I'm looking for a style checker tool that dynamically checks whether
DITA-structured text complies with terminology databases and style
guides. Something that does the following:
Original: "Choose Print from the File menu to print the doctor's contact
details. A dialog appears. Click on the Print button."
Corrections suggested by the style checker: "Choose *File *> *Print *to
print the *physician*'s details. A dialog box appears. Click *Print*.",
* "doctor" is replace with "physician" to comply with the
* The syntax is changed ("Choose File > Print...") to comply with
the company style guides.
These are the basic feature requirements. It would be really nice if the
style checker can do the following too:
* Check multilingual terminology databases
* Check multiple style guides in order of a user-defined preference.
For example, check Microsoft Manual of Style first, then the Apple
Publications Style Guide and, if there's a conflict, give
preference to style guide A.
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