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Now, You Can Accept/Ignore a Suggestion and Automatically Jump to the Next

Lisa Lepki

Lisa Lepki

Head of Marketing and Editor of the ProWritingAid Blog

Published Jun 21, 2019

We recently did a survey and asked for feedback on our editing tool. One thing that many of you asked for was an easier way to move through your document from suggestion to suggestion.

We heard you, and have added a new element to our pop-up.

Before, when you hovered over a suggestion, you would get a pop-up like the one below. You could choose to make the change, disable rule or ignore. In the example below, you could click “dash”, the change would be made, and the pop-up would close:

ProWritingAid Grammar Pop-up

You'd then need to scroll down to the next suggestion and hover it.

Now you have another option. We added a small column to the right side of the pop-up. If you click the button there, the editor will make your change and then automatically move you on to the next suggestion.

You can see the button in the screenshot below:

ProWritingAid New Pop-up

Have a look at this quick video to see the new pop-up in action:

We know this small change will make your editing more efficient. No more scrolling down through your document in search of errors, one click and we’ll take you right there.

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Happy editing!

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Lisa Lepki

Lisa Lepki

Head of Marketing and Editor of the ProWritingAid Blog

Lisa Lepki is ProWritingAid's Head of Marketing and the Editor of the ProWritingAid blog. A word nerd, she loves the technical elements of writing almost as much as the writing itself. She is the co-author of The Novel-Writing Training Plan, Creating Legends: How to craft characters readers adore... or despise!, How to Build Your Author Platform on a Shoestring and 20 Editing Tips from Professional Writers.

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Nice, but would have preferred you dealing with the ‘tense’ issue. Should it be had or has?
Nice, but would have preferred you dealing with the ‘tense’ issue. Should it be had or has?
So how can I suggest new suggestion. I want to set a "Tense". So If I'm writing in past tense, or future tease, or present tense it will correct base on that. So it know when I should add the "Ed" or help to know when it's okay to use "Future Tense" when writing in past tense. Personally, I write in something I call "Present-past tense" Which means, that everything in my chapter is in past tense, but something has let to happen to the character. For Example. A chapter might talk about how the last two days went, but refer to an event that has not happen let. Like getting marry.
thank you -- this is great
WOW! Great new feature!
i have a bunch of colors highlights and nothing happens when i hover over them.
Hi, please get in touch with our support team hello@prowritingaid.com and we'll be happy to assist.
looks like lisa got paid to write this not to reply to comments and no one at prowritingaid cares
I am not sure that i will like this. I will have to try it first. I haven't had a problem scrolling to the next "error". They aren't that far apart. :)
It works great! How do I "enable" a rule after I "disable" it?
I love being able to accept/ignore a suggestion and move to the next item. This could be greatly improved by have keystrokes perform the same operation (i.e. CTRL+I for ignore/next - CTRL+A for accept/next).
Is there a way to turn this off? It is infuriating. Jumping to the next suggestion often prevents me from reviewing them efficiently. This is made worse while using the side panel.
Although there is no way to turn this off you needn't use this feature if it doesn't work for you. Instead of clicking the down arrow on the right, try clicking the centre of the suggestion and it will not automatically jump to the next one.
For clarification, I am using the MSWord plugin. I prefer to use the side panel for targeted editing and don't see an option to apply your suggestion. It's cumbersome to make changes if you are not doing a sequential edit. I often lose track of my location when the side panel jumps to another suggestion, and I am forced to scroll to find what I was working on.
The method I was referring to is directly within the document and not using a side panel. If you are still having problems please could you send an email to hello@prowritingaid. A few more details should make this much easier and quicker to solve.
Lovely! This is EXACTLY the feature I needed in the 180-page I'm working on. (It works the same way in the Word add-in, yes??) When there is a long list of errors, it isn't all that important. But when you're down to just a few, it's critical!
Yes it works the same way in Word. I am glad that you like it!

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