Setting Author-it Xtend options in Contribute - On Premises 6.4

Contribute

Each user can customize their preferred level of Author-it Xtend settings through the Options screen. Changes made to any of the user options must be saved before they can be applied. Use the Save button located at the end of the user options.

Xtend Options Settings

The Author-it Xtend window is divided into the following settings:

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Active Suggestions

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Weighting Ratio

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Similarity Highlighting

Active Suggestions

  • Minimum number of words typed before suggesting: Sets the minimum number of words that need to match before Author-it Xtend begins returning suggestions. Choose from 3 words to 100 words. To display more suggestions, set the field to a lower number.
  • Maximum number of suggestions: Sets the maximum number of suggestions that will be displayed in the reuse pop-up. Choose a number between 3 and 100.
  • Only suggest fragments with a percentage match of at least: Sets the minimum level of similarity required before a suggestion is displayed in the reuse pop-up. Choose a percentage value between 10 and 100.

Weighting Ratio Slider

Use the slider to choose the type and level of match you want to use.

  • Fuzzy matching: Looks at the similarity of the fragments, and makes a comparison based on words common to both fragments and the order in which they appear in both fragments.
  • Relevance matching: Looks at the similarity of the fragments and makes a comparison based on words common to both fragments. Relevance matching does not take into account the order of the words. Relevance matching returns a larger number of suggestions, but may be less precise.

Similarity Highlighting

  • Text fragment highlighting: Displays the highlighting bands used by Author-it Xtend to indicate reused content and levels of similarity between fragments. Highlighting colors can be modified, and additional user-defined fuzzy match bands can be added.