Knowledgebase: Using WhiteSmoke
How To Use The WhiteSmoke Client
Posted by on 2011-11-10 02:38 PM

How to use WhiteSmoke:


WhiteSmoke Writer (Download)

To operate WhiteSmoke, open your word processor such as Word or Notepad (you may also open existing documents), and place your cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to proofread and hit the F2 key on your keyboard or WhiteSmoke's floating button.

WhiteSmoke will automatically check your text, following which suggestions for corrections will appear above your original words.

Simply click on the corrections to accept them, or click on the word itself for further options.

When you have finished correcting the text, we recommend you click the 'Check' button, so that the program will check the text once more.

To conclude the session and replace the original text with the corrected one, click 'Apply'.


WhiteSmoke Dictionary

You can launch the dictionary by right-clicking the WhiteSmoke icon on the system tray (near the computer clock) and choosing the "Dictionary" option.

By default, the Dictionary operates when highlighting a word, then holding down the Shift button while right clicking the word.

You can choose your own shortcut key for the Dictionary by right clicking the WhiteSmoke icon on the system tray (near the computer clock) > Settings > Shortcut Keys > Choose your favorite combination.


WhiteSmoke Templates

WhiteSmoke also offers templates on various writing styles. The templates include samples of business letters, cover letters, resumes, legal writing, personal matters, finance writing and students matters.

In order to see the templates, click the "Templates" tab on the top bar of the WhiteSmoke window.


Before using WhiteSmoke:

* Make sure you are connected to the internet. You must have an Internet connection in order to use WhiteSmoke.

When WhiteSmoke performs a Check, your text is sent to our artificial intelligence server which searches our database of thousands of texts in order to identify and correct grammatical errors and to enhance your writing. This database is being tested, improved and upgraded on a daily basis. By connecting through the internet, WhiteSmoke users are ensured access to the most updated version of our database and writing assistance.

* In case you have a firewall or proxy, you must configure it so that you are able to use WhiteSmoke on your computer.


For more information see our on-site user guide:

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