Antidote in English: Getting the Most Out of It
Much more than a spell checker, Antidote is a fully integrated language suite that contains multiple dictionaries and linguistic guides, as well as a spell-, grammar-, and punctuation checker. And that’s just the beginning!
In this workshop, you will learn how to fully use the much awaited English version of Antidote. You will explore its writing and correction features that allow you to check not only spelling, grammar and punctuation, but also typography, style and tone. You will discover the riches that abound in its dictionaries: combinations, synonyms, definitions, expressions, idioms, proverbs, difficulties, phonetics and much more. You will also take a look at the wealth of information contained in its ten guides, that cover style, business writing, lexicon, grammar, etc. And you will learn to create personal dictionaries, to roam the semantic field of words and to use Antidote as a learning tool.
Hands-on computer-based activities will give you the opportunity to get familiar with the most useful features of Antidote. Come and learn to fully exploit this language suite, and bring along a 500-word text to work on. You will finally understand what your Francophone colleagues have been raving about for years.
Getting familiar with the guides and dictionaries
Navigating from one tool to the next
Creating personal dictionaries
Understanding the inner workings of Antidote
Customizing the settings
Using the corrector
Learning some useful tricks
- Anyone who wishes to fully exploit the riches of Antidote in its English version, whether it be for writing, editing, revising or translating.
Louise Saint-André, MEd, MA, runs an editing company in Ottawa. Over the years, thanks to her diverse and loyal clients, she has gained a range of experience. Whether her clients are ministries, private businesses or small non-profit organizations, they can rely on her corrections and the clarity of her written language. A dynamic communicator, she has been leading training workshops for more than ten years.
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