What gets changed and what gets preserved?

Tracked changes

Tracked changes

When Merops changes the text in a document, it makes that change as a ‘tracked change’. Tracked changes are a feature of Microsoft Word that enable you to revert individual changes to their original text.

You can learn more about Microsoft Word tracked changes here.

Comments

Comments

Sometimes Merops will not be able to automatically standardize a term, because there is information missing, some of the information is ambiguous, or something may need to be rewritten. In these cases, Merops can alert the user to the problem so they can fix it. Examples of comments include:

Merops also uses comments instead of tracked in places where a tracked change would be difficult to read. This includes paragraph return deletions, and paragraph sorting.

You can learn more about Microsoft Word comments here.

Formatting

Formatting

If bold, italic or underline format have been used to represent an entire heading or title, Merops strips them out to ensure the paragraph style is carried into the typesetting environment in its 'purest' form. However, where an author has used bold or italic to emphasize individual words or phrases within a paragraph, these are preserved.

Grammar

Although there are some simple corrections and changes that Merops can make, for example correcting 'this data' to 'these data', and making text more concise by changing 'because of the fact that' to 'because', Merops generally limits it's grammar rules to inserting comments, like alerting colloquialisms, or long sentences or paragraphs. Merops won't rewrite long sentences for you, or help you if what you have written doesn't make sense.

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