SAI User Settings

Available user options and customization within the SAI.

User Settings

Allows for setting certain user preferences that help the SAI function.

SAI Settings

Displays and allows you to navigate to the file locations of the ScML Template and the ScML List. Use this to update the file locations of your ScML list and ScML Word template if you move them on your computer.

For PCs: To view the Styles pane automatically when Word opens, check the “View style pane at start-up” option.

Editorial Preferences

Use this to specify style guide preferences and capitalization dictionaries.

  • Style Guide in Use: Select a style guide: CMS, APA, or MLA. The Title Case option will use this to determine correct capitalization for the selected style guide. The style guide also determine the length of quotations checked under the SAI Cleanup: Mark for Editing long inline and short block options when that feature is used.
  • Capitalization Dictionaries: If there are uniquely capitalized words that are not covered by a style guide (e.g., iPad, ePub), enter them as a list separated by commas, then click Save Capitalization Dictionary. Name it, when prompted.

    To edit or delete a dictionary, select it from the drop-down and alter the text as desired or click Delete Capitalization Dictionary.

    To implement a dictionary, select it from the drop-down and click Load Dictionary. You can have multiple dictionaries loaded at once. To unload one or more dictionaries, select it/them (Ctrl/⌘ + [click]) from the Loaded Capitalization Dictionaries list and click Unload Dictionary.

Use ‘Fast’ Style Lookup

Speeds up File Check and Report Styles on most files and operating systems. This option is deselected by default. It can occasionally report styles that aren’t in the main document. The Hub should always be consulted during composition to confirm all styles have been handled.

Config File Locations

This tab shows the location of files on your computer that the SAI and Microsoft Word use to store settings and user data. These are not configurable within the SAI but are determined by the computer's operating system and the version of Word.

These locations can be used as part of a troubleshooting process that may require checking or replacing files.

On Windows: Click on the location to open a folder explorer to the location of the selected file.

On Mac: Navigate to this location manually.

User data files on Macs are located within the Library folder. To access these file locations:

  1. Navigate to /Users/[USERNAME]/Library in Finder. To do this, hold the Alt key while accessing Finder’s Go menu. Library will appear in the list of destinations while the Alt Key is pressed.

  2. Navigate through the folders until you reach the location indicated by the SAI.

  3. If the file location mentioned by the SAI includes a folder that starts with a period, it means that the folder is hidden. To toggle the visibility of hidden folders on a Mac, press Shift + Command + Period.

Set Keyboard Shortcuts

Allows for setting keyboard shortcuts.

To set a keyboard shortcut to any of the SAI’s features, choose the category Macros. Then, in Commands, scroll to any of the commands that begin with SAI and assign a shortcut key code. To set a keyboard shortcut to a particular ScML style, check that the ScML template has been applied to the active document, then choose the Styles category. Then select the style you’d like to shortcut to from the styles list and assign a shortcut key code.

You can also set keyboard shortcuts for other Word features from this menu.

Send Feedback

Opens an internet browser window with a form for sending feedback and receiving support; requires an active internet connection. Use this form to report bugs or to make feature requests.

Fields marked with a red * are required. Some information will be filled in for you if it can be determined, but be sure to double-check each item for accuracy. Provide a title and description for the issue you are reporting. If desired, you can specify a Scribe contact person who should be notified of your issue report in addition to the development team. You can also specify whether the issue requires a response from Scribe.

View Readme

Opens the SAI’s ReadMe file; helpful for some basic troubleshooting.