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Thanks for using Editor’s ToolKit!

I’ve been editing books for more than twenty years. For twelve of those years, I’ve been editing on computer, but I’ve never been able to find a word processor designed specifically for editors. Finally I decided to make one, using Microsoft Word as a foundation. I chose Word because it already includes so many useful features for editors and, with its programming language, is so easily customizable. Also, Word is already widely used in the publishing industry, making it a natural choice.

I designed Editor’s ToolKit with one thing in mind—editing text. Now I can’t imagine working without it. And while editors will find the program extremely useful, it will also be of help to writers, typesetters, and desktop publishers.

In writing these instructions, I’m assuming you already know how to use Windows and Microsoft Word. If you don’t, please learn to do so before trying to use Editor’s ToolKit. (See appendix 1, “Word Functions for Editors.”) The Editor’s ToolKit documentation is not intended to take the place of the Windows or Word manuals and Help files or even to explain Word’s functions.

I strongly recommend that you try Editor’s ToolKit several times on a variety of test files until you understand fully how it works and what it can do. Also, before using Editor’s ToolKit at any time, be sure to back up your files. That way, you'll have something to go back to, if necessary.

By using Editor’s ToolKit, you accept the terms of agreement found at the end of this document. The first time you use Editor’s ToolKit, the terms of agreement will appear on your screen. Please read them carefully. If you accept the terms, you will be able to use the program. If not, you will not be able to use it.