New software corrects AP style

Call off the scavenger hunt for those misplaced Stylebooks, editors. This Microsoft Word plug-in has you covered.

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That’s happened to me twice in my life. The first was pajama jeans. (Still waiting for a men’s version!) The second is a plug-in for Microsoft Word that checks content against the AP Stylebook for spelling, language, punctuation, usage and journalistic style.

The plug-in, dubbed AP StyleGuard, is available in its beta format. From the AP:

No matter what type of writing you do, you can rest assured that AP StyleGuard helps you stay on top of all of the current spelling, grammar, punctuation and usage guidelines from the journalist’s bible.

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