AP StyleGuard for Word

StyleGuard (PC) by Equiom Labs

StyleGuard plug in

StyleGuard (Mac) by Equiom Labs

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AP StyleGuard, powered by Equiom Linguistic Labs, is a powerful yet easy solution that integrates with Microsoft Word and provides automatic checking of your documents for AP style. Using defined structure and rules similar to Word’s spelling and grammar checking, AP StyleGuard helps ensure the consistency of your writing style. It saves you the time of manually referring to the AP Stylebook and offers recommendations on items you might not have realized are covered by AP style.

No matter what type of writing you do, you can rest assured that AP StyleGuard helps you stay on top of all of the current spelling, grammar, punctuation and usage guidelines from the journalist’s bible.

StyleGuard includes current AP Stylebook guidance, with rules updated throughout the year to keep your writing covered by new additions and changes responding to news events and the evolution of the language.

StyleGuard features include:

  • Your documents are checked automatically in Microsoft Word as you type.
  • Each proposed correction is clearly highlighted in the document and shows you the corresponding AP Stylebook rule, so you always know why something was corrected.
  • Easy-to-understand features are similar to other proofing tools, including Ignore All, Change, Change All and Add Comment.
  • Users can easily install multiple style guides from Equiom, with the ability to turn on/off specific guides and search for specific rules.
  • Additional calculators, tables and real-time data links, such as web references, help make your writing faster and more accurate.

StyleGuard operates on Windows XP and higher and on Microsoft Office 2007 and higher. A Mac-compatible version operates on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), Maverick (10.9), Yosemite (10.10) and El Capitan (10.11) running Office for Mac 2011, Office 365 or Office 2016 and Safari 5.17 or above. No additional hardware or software is needed. StyleGuard doesn't support Office Online, which covers the web only version of Office for all the tablets and smartphones. Internet connection is optional after initial activation.

StyleGuard one-year subscription rates:

Users General Orders AP Members
Word or Outlook Only Word AND Outlook Word or Outlook Only Word AND Outlook
First Year Renewals First Year Renewals First Year Renewals First Year Renewals
One to nine $59.99 $44.99 $69.99 $54.99 $49.99 $34.99 $59.99 $44.99
10 to 25 $54.99 $39.99 $64.99 $49.99 $44.99 $29.99 $54.99 $39.99
26 to 50 $49.99 $34.99 $59.99 $44.99 $39.99 $24.99 $49.99 $34.99
51 to 100 $44.99 $29.99 $54.99 $39.99 $34.99 $19.99 $44.99 $29.99
100 or more $39.99 $24.99 $49.99 $34.99 $29.99 $14.99 $39.99 $24.99

Prices shown are per user. The price per user declines as you order more subscriptions. If you have five general users, the cost would be 5 x $59.99. If you have 15 general users, the cost would be 15 x $54.99.

Your first year subscription gets you installation of the StyleGuard plug in and a full year of updates to AP style rules. At the end of your first year, to continue the updates, you pay a discounted renewal price.

Renewal discount only applies to renewals within 90 days of expiration.

Buy StyleGuard for Outlook with StyleGuard for Word and save

If you want automated style checking for two popular Windows programs -- Word and Outlook -- you can get a deep discount when you buy two StyleGuard tools together.

For just $10 more, make sure your emails (not e-mails) and Word documents comply with AP style.

Learn more about StyleGuard for Outlook.

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For complete installation instructions for Mac, click here.

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