Choosing a Style Sheet


PerfectIt 4 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 and American Legal Style. The Current Style dropdown allows you to select the style. When using PerfectIt 4 for the first time, the default style is ‘Check Consistency’.

You can select the style from the toolbar or ribbon.

Selecting a style sheet from the ribbon

In addition to the built-in style sheets, it’s possible to edit styles and add your own styles.

Credit for Existing 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, and The Style Manual.

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 4 on a PC. If you’re using PerfectIt Cloud see Choosing a Style Sheet