Version 4.x
Acronyms Master may be run from the desktop, Windows Start Menu or Microsoft Word toolbar/ribbon. (The "Acronyms Master" command bar button is only supported in Microsoft Word 2003, 2007, 2010).
Word 2003

Word 2007
Typical Work Flow:
Below is the basic work flow for configuring and running the Acronyms Master application.
  1. Open the document where the Acronyms Master search and analysis will take place.
  2. From the Word toolbar/ribbon, click the Acronyms Master icon.
  3. When launching the application for the first time, you are asked to select the appropriate built-in database category(s) that matches the area of interests. It is a best practice to only select relevant categories in order to increase result relevancy and decrease the number of false-positive results. It is possible to change this selection later in the Settings section.
    Select relevant Buit-in database
  4. At this point one of two actions may be performed:
    • Start the search and analysis based on the default settings by clicking Analyze the Document button.
      Analyze the Document
    • or
    • Determine the search, analysis and database settings that will be used during the Acronyms Master search and analysis process. This can be done in the Settings section (Tools > Settings). After setting the configuration, start the Acronyms Master search and analysis process by clicking the Analyze the Document button.
      Set search parameters
  5. Review and edit the Search Results table generated by the Acronyms Master search and analysis process.
    Results Table
  6. (Option) Edit the source Word document by placing the acronyms in the document with the selected definitions. Additionally, the writer may automatically highlight the first appearance of each acronym in the Word document; this allows the writer to run a simple highlight search in Word and add the corresponding long form (definition). After completing the task, the writer removes the highlight block from the acronym.
Note, a best practice and general writing standard is to always precede the first appearance of an acronym with its corresponding long form and put the acronym in parenthesis. For example, "Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML)".All subsequent appearances, is written as just "HTML". When using the Acronyms Master application for the first time, the writer may receive multiple false-positive results in the Results table. This is normal. Acronyms Master is a learning tool; as the application learns from the Black list, White list and Project lists entries the Results table will increase relevancy.


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