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You can use the Guidelines section in the Dashboard to configure how your style and grammar guidelines work. You can also change guideline behavior by editing the language configuration file. However, you can perform most guideline configuration tasks in the Dashboard, which is the preferred way to configure guidelines.
Whenever you change a guideline in the Dashboard, Acrolinx saves your changes to a guideline configuration file. A guideline configuration file is an XML file that stores the configurations for each combination of language and writing guide. You don’t need to change these files but it’s important to know where they are stored when upgrading or moving your Acrolinx installation. Acrolinx stores guideline configuration files in the following location:
To ensure that your settings are retained when upgrading your guidance package (formerly linguistic resources), the uninstaller does not remove the guideline configuration files when uninstalling Acrolinx.
Enabling and Disabling Guidelines
You can easily enable or disable style and grammar in the Dashboard. By default, all guidelines are enabled. However, you might choose to disable specific guidelines if you decide that they are unsuitable for a specific writing guide. For example, all of your writing guides might contain the guideline "avoid contractions". However, you might decide later that the contractions are allowed when writing marketing copy. To allow contractions in marketing copy, you would disable the guideline "avoid contractions" for the writing guide "marketing".
You can also enable or disable guidelines for specific contexts. However, before you can associate guidelines with specific contexts, you must define the contexts first .
To enable or disable guidelines within a writing guide, follow these steps:
- Navigate to .
- Select a writing guide from the Writing guide list.
- In the Configure Your Guidelines section, find the guideline that you want to change.
Select a guideline state.
- To disable a guideline, select the radio button in the Disable column.
- To enable a guideline, select the radio button in the Enable column
- To enable or disable a guideline for a specific context only , select the radio button in the Contextual column.
Your changes take effect immediately.