Maxit Checker


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Arbortext pdf
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MAXit for WORD pdf
MAXit for Word on the
Apple Mac is available.

Starter Kit

SMART offers a single license Starter Kit which is ideal for proof-of-concept.

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Plain English
Simplified English
Controlled English

What is the MAXit Checker?

MaxitThe MAXit Checker is an intelligent grammar checker designed for Technical Writers and Engineers. The software uses artificial intelligence, natural laguage progrmming and text analytics to identify grammatical errors and simplify the English text. The simplification benefits are clarity, readability, usability and translatability. The MAXit Checker is known in Japan as a Poka-yoke or error-proofing tool.

How the MAXit Checker Works

The MAXit Checker is a plug-in to Adobe FrameMaker, Microsoft Word, XMetaL and PTC Arbortext Editor. The program reads the text directly inside the publishing tool and displays messages, suggestions and corrections. A simple click-to correct makes text editing fast and efficient.

The MAXit Checker can navigate and understand complex XML, SGML and HTML files. All dictionaries are shared on a central server for collaborative authoring. The writer corrects the text inside most xml editors.

All versions use the same 40 color-coded messages that represent 15,500 grammar rules. The writer clicks on a highlighted error to see suggestions and corrections. The writer always has the final word.

Terminology Management

The Lexicon Manager is a SMART companion tool to add custom terminology in seconds.

Lexicon ManagerThe text analysis is enhanced by custom dictionaries that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) tags. See Smart Lexicon Manager

For small projects, SMART offers a Dictionary Pack service to add the custom terms.

Features of the MAXit Checker

• Checks abbreviations in long and short
  form for correct capitalization style.
• Makes full-sentence grammatical analysis.
• Processes text by element, text selection,
  paragraph, page, table cell or document.
• Suggests the approved verbs.
• Shows terms NOT FOUND in dictionaries.
• Creates six sigma and readability reports.
• Navigates hypertext links and references.
• Marks adverbs that do not modify verbs.
• Marks nice to know text to remove.
• Marks awkward and complex English.
• Checks sentence length, 21-24 words.
• Displays grammar errors in 40 messages.
• Validates product terminology, including
  trademarks and special company terms.
• Checks text for translatability.
• Marks gerunds (-ing) that cause problems.
• Checks for correct verb negation.
• Ignores preselected <tags> and graphics.
• Navigates HTML, XML and SGML codes.
• Understands the S1000D XML format.
• Marks phrases that can cause legal risks in
  products liability claims (should, might).
• Includes a Metric Converter tool.
• Matches preferred spelling and style.
• Validates instrument labels to text style.
• Uses a switch to process Controlled
  English, Plain English or Simplified English.
• Identifies problem phrasal verbs.
• Marks wrong suffixes (-ize, -ness) and
  prefixes (non- and un-)
• Finds and marks missing hyphens.
• Marks apostrophes and possessives.
• Identifies and corrects technical jargon.
• Marks missing references, antecedents
  and objects. Example "it", "they".
• Marks missing commas in clauses.
• Marks all gender pronouns.
• Marks passive voice to convert to active.
• Marks nouns used as verbs.
• Shows noun and word clusters.
• Suggests where to insert articles.
• Shows a list of synonyms in context.
• Tests for use of indefinite articles (a,an).
• Creates same results in PCs or MacBooks.

Poka-yokeMAXit Checker is a Poka-yoke, Japanese for error proofing tool.