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reliable  Identity Verified
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Sep 4, 2013

Is anyone out there using this program? Do you know if it can be turned on/off when needed or if it is compatible with Wordfast? Thank you for your help!

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Bad, bad program Sep 4, 2013

reliable wrote:
Is anyone out there using this program?


No, but I just downloaded it and tried to install it. After a while it tried to reboot my computer without asking me, and in the process it closed all of my running programs without warning me. I don't mind having to reboot when installing something, but the program must either ask or warn me. I was in the middle of writing stuff in various programs and they just all closed without saving.

Bad, bad program.

Samuel


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Re: using Style Guard Sep 4, 2013

Thank you for letting me know - I had never used it/ heard about it before today, but a client asked if I was familiar with the AP Style Guide and I thought it might be a good thing to have... I don't think I will be trying it now!

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John Holland  Identity Verified
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APA Style Sep 4, 2013

You can find a good overview of the APA style here:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

The APA blog is also helpful if you have additional questions:
http://blog.apastyle.org/

In any case, those resources don't require installing any extra software.


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Style Guard Sep 4, 2013

Thank you for the helpful resources!


[Edited at 2013-09-04 19:51 GMT]


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Michael Wetzel  Identity Verified
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Associated Press or Amer. Psych. Assoc. Sep 5, 2013

AP Style is not APA style, so make sure that there is no miscommunication there. Newspaper style and scholarly style are far more similar in the US than in the UK, but there are differences.
I have PerfectIt, a competitor of Style Guard (which I had never heard of), and think that it is probably a pretty good program, although I never really get around to using it. I think it has settings for several US and UK styles (probably inlcuding AP Style). You might want to take a look at it, and I think that they also have a 30-day trial version.


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John Holland  Identity Verified
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AP vs APA Sep 5, 2013

Excellent point, Michael Wetzel. Thanks.

I definitely read "APA" rather than "AP."

Here's the Purdue OWL link for AP style:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/735/02/


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