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Grammar and Style checker for ASCII files. Checks for redundancy, grammar errors, wordiness, and compares against other popular writing styles.
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Grammar and Style checker for ASCII files. Checks for redundancy, grammar errors, wordiness, and compares against other popular writing styles.
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CRITIC is a shareware text analysis program. To become a registered user
of this program, send $10 to:
James Wygant
1130 SW Morrison, #220
Portland, OR 97205
In return, you will receive a printed 21-page manual and a 5-1/4 inch disk
with a version of CRITIC that runs in a window and restores the screen
when done (for IBM compatible computers only). This shareware version of
CRITIC may be copied and distributed for personal use without charge. This
does not apply to the window version. Neither version may be used by a
school or in connection with classroom instruction, without the written
consent of James Wygant. Such unauthorized use would constitute a
copyright violation.

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To run CRITIC enter the following at a DOS prompt:

CR [path\text file name] [path\output file name]

Use of input and output file names on the command line is optional. You
may enter neither, both, or just the name of the input file. If you enter
only an input file name, the output file will automatically be given the
same name, except with a .CRT extension. CRITIC will never overwrite an
existing file without your permission. If you do not enter either input or
output file names, you will be prompted for them.

CRITIC will read the text from your input file, analyze it, and write out
a report to the output file. The input file must be in ASCII format (the
kind of file that can be read with the TYPE command of DOS). WordStar (but
not WordStar 2000) files may be used without conversion to ASCII. CRITIC
will not produce valid results when used with any other word processor
file, unless the text is first converted to ASCII. The best practice is to
use your word processor to make an ASCII copy of your original text. All
major word processors have this capability (see file conversion or ASCII
in the index of your word processor manual).

The output file will include a line by line analysis of your text,
identifying some common errors and repeated words. This is followed by a
detailed analysis comparing your work to that of Hemingway, Steinbeck,
Stephen King, and Byte and Time magazines.

-- James Wygant (11/15/89)
1130 SW Morrison, #220
Portland, OR 97205


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