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megh500
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best grammar checker today

Postby megh500 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:05 am

i searched for best grammar checker in latex, correcting errors and improving text. i found some softwares. but most of them were old. can you tell me what is the best text checker for latex these days?spell checker is nothing regarding to grammar ,.. i am non-native so i need language writing improver

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Stefan Kottwitz
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:19 pm

TeXstudio has an interactive grammar checker, see: Features.

LanguageTool works standalone and checks grammar. It can be used via copy and paste, or export via latex2html or tex4ht or PDF conversion to text.

You could also use Word as grammar checker. Again, you need to get your text into Word like via latex2html or tex4ht. A simpler solution may be using the Adobe PDF reader and click in the main menu "Save as..." and choose Word / docx.

The conversion way seems to require some work, but if you do it at the end you need to do it just one time. I would take the very final version of my document and then run the spell check and grammar check with Word, or LanguageTool, or both - it's safer to run several checkers to have the highest chance that all errors are found. Once the final check is done, LaTeX can be run again and at this time the grammar would not change anymore, as in the final version there would only be last fine-tuning.

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Postby megh500 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:50 pm

thanks for your help
but can you tell me if i save my pdf into docx and then using spell checker in word, how can i do changes?i mean the changes will be in word not latex. i want the changes in latex document. because if i convert to docx then spellchecker then pdf all of the formats will be incorrect.

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Postby Johannes_B » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:23 pm

You still have to invest some manual labour. There is no magic app yet that reads your mind ;-)
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:33 pm

You can have your LaTeX editor on the left side of the screen, Word on the right side. So you see the errors marked on the right side, and make the changes on the left side in your LaTeX document.

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Postby alexmathew » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:30 am

I have been using Grammarly and it works pretty awesome for me. If you need Grammarly Alternative or other Grammar Checkers, please read here https://www.bloggingscout.com/free-grammar-checkers/

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Postby sylvainhalle » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:39 pm

As Stefan pointed out, if you interact with Language Tool directly, you first need to remove markup from the file --which is very tedious. Plus, it's hard to track the errors back to your original source file afterwards. Of course you can reserve this step for the very end, but I still think it is sub-optimal.

To solve this problem, I've just finished writing a new tool for checking spelling and grammar directly on LaTeX files, called TeXtidote:

https://sylvainhalle.github.io/textidote

The program can remove markup from the file and send it to the Language Tool library, which performs a verification of both spelling and grammar in a dozen languages. What is unique to TeXtidote is that it keeps track of the relative position of words between the original and the "clean" text. This means that it can translate the messages from Language Tool back to their proper location directly in your source file. By default, TeXtidote produces an HTML report that shows your original sources, with the errors found by Language Tool highlighted at the correct location:

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The tool is free and easy to install (OS-independent, requires Java). I encourage you to give it a try and tell me what you think!
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