Merops 3 now has over 2000 customizable text-editing preferences, and these are stored in a Standard Set. Whenever you process a document you can either use the last-used Standard Set, or choose a different one from a list from your Standard Sets folder. But if your required set of preferences doesn't already exist, you'll need to create a new one. There a four main ways you can do this.
If you're not certain which method is right for you, it's worth reading the instructions for each of them below, because choosing the right one could save you a huge amount of time.
If you want to keep a very tight control over exactly what Merops does, and particularly if you want to limit what it does to a fairly small list of things, it may be best to create a Standard Set from scratch.
Merops will then create a new Standard Set, with all settings set to 'off', or 'preserve original'.
It might be that you simply want to create a slight variant on a Standard Set that you already have. Or, if you have certain requirements but know that most of them can follow another style guide, it may be best to create a Standard Set based on an existing one.
Merops will then create a new, unsaved Standard Set, with all settings matching your chosen template.
If you can get hold of a document that has been edited to match your desired style, you can use the Standard Set generator to process that document and create a new Standard Set based on the preferences it detects.
Because Merops can only automatically detect preferences of things it actually finds in your input document, there will inevitably be settings it can’t detect from a single file. For example, Merops can only detect the correct setting for English UK vs English US spellings if it actually finds words that are spelled differently in those dialects, and it can only detect the correct settings for online references if the input document contains an online reference. Therefore, we recommend you manually check some of the most important settings to you (see also Checking/testing your Standard Set below) after the Standard Set has been created.
If you don't want to create Standard Sets yourself, we can do it for you, and we can even continue to manage future changes and updates too. To discuss this, email us at .
With over 2000 settings, it can be hard to be certain that your Standard Set is set up perfectly straight away. If you're going to distribute the Standard Set to colleagues, it's worth processing a couple of documents to check you're happy with them, and when you review documents, it's always worth keeping an eye out for wrong settings that can be corrected.
Another way to check your Standard Set is to look at the document example pane. This is on the right-hand side of the Standard Set Editor window, and shows a basic document based on the chosen settings.