Identifying problematic expressions in your documents
ClaimMaster can check your document for various stylistic issues and the so-called "patent profanities" (e.g., terms like "invention" or "always", "must", etc.) that may be used to limit the scope of your claims during litigation. The rules/word lists are customizable, so that you can enforce your own drafting guidelines.
To check your document for stylistic errors, click on the Individual Proofing Tools menu, then select Check Document for Stylistic Issues/Patent Profanities:
Once you select the feature above, the error browser will come up. It will be "docked" to the right side of your Word document when it launches, unless automatic docking of dialogs is disabled in ClaimMaster's Preferences. The following operations are available in the error browser dialog:
- Click on the "Re-check document" button to rerun patent profanities check. This could be done, for example, after making edits to the document to correct the issues. Clicking this button will re-run the report with the same options as originally selected.
- You can also quickly export the identified issued to HTML, PDF, or Word formats by clicking on any of the above buttons. Clicking on these buttons will not re-run the proofreading check, so the report generation will be fast.
- Each report message is clickable. By clicking on the message, you will expand it to show all claims that have the same problem. You can then click on individual terms and, if possible, warnings will be highlighted directly in the document.
- This window provides explanations/suggestions for fixing the reported problems. In addition, any errors associated with the loaded scripts will be shown in this window.
- If "Highlight selected issues" is selected, then all portions of the shown problems will be highlighted in the document. Note that once you close this window, all added highlighting in the document will be removed.
- Use “Configure Rules…” dialog to specify which rules you want to run on your document. In addition, you can use this dialog to edit or specify new rules. For more information, see configuring rules.