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Acrolinx unveils V. 4.0 for further enhanced content


Acrolinx has announced Version 4.0 of its software, which guides writers to create more findable, engaging and understandable content. The company explains this release enhances its support for technical communicators while expanding its support to marketing writers. The company also launched a new “Voice Scores” capability, which gives feedback to writers about how well their content matches corporate guidelines for tone of voice such as readability, informality and liveliness. Also included in the release is the new analytics module, which is an enterprise-class reporting system.

The analytics module replaces the reporting module in previous releases and adds important improvements, including:

  • several new report types including cost savings;
  • new filtering options so customers can generate reports for specific departments, products, types of documents or any other criteria;
  • capability to make anonymous user-specific data to comply with information privacy laws; and
  • an API that third-party applications can call to generate.

Additional enhancements in the 4.0 release include:

Terminology--easier, faster editing. V. 4.0 offers streamlined editing and viewing terminology so terminologists can accomplish some tasks twice as fast. For example, users can edit most terminology parameters in place, which eliminates shuttling back and forth between term lists and term editing.

Rule context configuration. Customers can now easily control which rules apply to different parts (“contexts”) of a document. This allows customers to tune Acrolinx to content within a document that has specific requirements. For example, authors can be guided to use imperatives when they’re writing procedures.

Easier, more functional Checking Reports. The new version combines the Results Dialog and the Checking Report into one. When Acrolinx finishes checking, the writer not only sees an overview of results but also can immediately dig into the details. With its new tabbed interface and pop-up information windows, writers can more quickly and easily find and resolve any “hot spots” in their content.


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