Lingsoft Proofreader for Quark 7
User's Guide (Mac OS X)

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Installing the Program
Using the Speller
Using the Hyphenator
System requirements


Congratulations for choosing Lingsoft Proofreader for Quark 7. You now have a new powerful proofing tool in your hands. Lingsoft Proofreader:
  • hyphenates words including long and complex compounds without fail
  • fast and easy to install
  • instantly ready for use
  • recognizes every acceptable derivative form in the Finnish basic lexicon including related compounds and inflections
  • identifies 99 percent of syllabic boundaries suggesting correct hyphenation in 99.99 cases out of 100 (figures valid for Finnish language)
  • available in the same user interface than the native QuarkXPress and QuarkCopyDesk proofing tools
  • works with QuarkXPress 7 and QuarkCopyDesk 7 on Mac OS X.

Lingsoft Proofreader for Quark 7 works in the main like the native QuarkXPress hyphenation and proofreading facility. Unlike traditional proofing tools Lingsoft Proofreader does not draw on simple word lists. Our solution is based on proprietary two-level morphology model (TWOL) allowing the application to identify word derivatives, related compounds and inflections. Thus, Lingsoft Proofreader can identify any lexicalized word, which is grammatically correct. In addition to the language-specific basic dictionary, Lingsoft Proofreader includes a wide variety of current and traditional abbreviations and proper names.

Lingsoft Proofreader for Quark 7 is available both for Windows and Mac OS X platforms, and for the following languages:
  • Finnish
  • Swedish
  • Norwegian (Bokmal or Nynorsk)
  • Danish
  • German (old and post-reform)
This User's Guide covers the Mac OS X versions.


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Installing the Program

  1. Start installation program:
    • prqxfin.pkg for Finnish
    • prqxswe.pkg for Swedish
    • prqxnob.pkg for Norwegian (Bokmal)
    • prqxnno.pkg for Norwegian (Nynorsk)
    • prqxdan.pkg for Danish
    • prqxger.old.pkg for German (old)
    • for German (post-reform)
    by double-clicking it.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Using the Speller

QuarkXPress uses Lingsoft Proofreader automatically with command "Utilities > Check Spelling > ...", when the document is marked to be of the correct language.

Using the Hyphenator

You can select Lingsoft Proofreader to be the hyphenator from the Paragraph pane of the "Edit > Preferences" dialog box under Defaut Print Layout or Default Web Layout.

System requirements

  • QuarkXPress 7 or QuarkCopyDesk 7
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or newer
  • 10 MB free disk space

Lingsoft, Inc.

Lingsoft is an international full-service language company. We provide a comprehensive range of products and services related to spoken and written language. Lingsoft solutions are based on the company's sentence and word analysis technologies that have become the industry standard.

Lingsoft language solutions help your organisation to succeed. From us you'll get everything from translations and glossaries all the way to proofing tools, text mining, training applications and speech-controlled services. Contact us when in need for Finnish language technology know-how of international calibre.


Copyright ©Lingsoft, Inc. 2007
Finnish technical-commercial dictionary: Copyright ©WSOY 1997. All rights reserved.
Xerox Two-Level Compiler, ©Xerox Corporation 1994, was used in developing Lingsoft Proofreader.
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This product is subject to the license agreement appended hereto.

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