Choosing a Style Sheet


PerfectIt Cloud can run as a consistency checker, or it can be used to check a set of preferences by selecting a style sheet. Available style sheets include UK, US, Canadian and Australian spelling, as well as UN, EU, WHO, GPO, Australian Government Style, American Legal Style and The Chicago Manual of Style. The Style Selector dropdown allows you to select the style. When using PerfectIt Cloud for the first time, the default style is ‘Check Consistency’.

Selecting a style sheet


A subscription to The Chicago Manual of Style Online is required to use The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt. Instructions for accessing restricted styles can be found below.

Restricted Styles

Restricted styles need to be activated before you can use them. They appear at the bottom of the styles list with a padlock until they are activated. If you try to use one of these styles PerfectIt Cloud will offer you the option to upgrade your license so that you can access it. Once the style is activated, the padlock disappears and the style is available to use.

Activating a Restricted Style

The Chicago Manual of Style for PerfectIt is a restricted style that is only available to The Chicago Manual of Style Online subscribers. To gain access, you need to link your CMOS Online subscription with your PerfectIt license.

You can link your existing PerfectIt license with your CMOS Online subscription via the Members Area of the Intelligent Editing website by following these instructions, or you can choose to link them during the PerfectIt purchasing process, as explained here.

Once you have linked your licenses the restricted style is available for you to select in the Style Selector dropdown.

Credit for Built-in Styles

The built-in styles are compiled from a variety of sources. These include Intelligent Editing’s own database of terms as well as Google NGram Viewer, the Oxford English Dictionary, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the Macquarie Dictionary, the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, United Nations Editorial Style, the European Union Style Guide, the WHO Style Guide, The Style Manual, and The Chicago Manual of Style.

Particular thanks go to the expert professional editors that helped prepare and compile Intelligent Editing’s databases. These are:


These instructions are for users running PerfectIt Cloud. If you’re using PerfectIt 5 on a PC see Choosing a Style Sheet.