AP Style-Checking Tools

AP Style-Checking Tools

Whether you are new to AP style or you want help keeping up with changing guidance, let our style-checking tools help you write and edit. These automated assistants review your text then show you possible errors, along with the relevant AP style rules, so you retain control over any changes. Get style checking for Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook or today’s most popular web browsers.


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StyleGuard | Lingofy


AP StyleGuard is a powerful yet easy-to-use solution that integrates with Microsoft Word and Outlook to provide automatic AP style checking. Using defined structure and rules similar to Word’s spelling and grammar checking, AP StyleGuard helps ensure the consistency of your writing.

AP’s automated style-checking tools speed up the editing process by reducing the need to manually refer to the AP Stylebook. StyleGuard offers recommendations on datelines, abbreviations and acronyms, among many other common style needs, along with items you might not have realized are covered by AP style.

No matter what type of writing you do, you can rest assured that AP StyleGuard helps you stay on top of all of the current spelling, grammar, punctuation and usage guidelines from the must-have reference for writers and editors.

AP Lingofy

Now you can proof your content based on AP style when you’re working in WordPress, Twitter or other web-based tools, including your CMS. AP Lingofy is the ultimate on-the-go editing aid for journalists, corporate publishers and PR and marketing professionals who create content online.

Lingofy checks your writing against the AP Stylebook with Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition, providing advanced proofing assistance for both spelling and style. AP Lingofy includes almost 5,000 AP Stylebook entries to address terminology in politics, economics, law, medicine, the internet and popular culture. With Webster’s New World as a foundation, it is able to manage spelling and usage from AP’s primary dictionary. Lingofy also allows you to add your own custom style rules and local proper names with proofing rules.

The internet has changed everything. Language is expanding faster than ever, and so are embarrassing online errors that can sabotage your message and your business. Basic spell checking just isn’t enough — Lingofy was developed to manage the challenges that modern-day content creators face.



StyleGuard | Lingofy

AP StyleGuard features include:

  • Your documents are checked automatically in Microsoft Word or Outlook as you type.
  • Each proposed correction is clearly highlighted in the document and shows you the corresponding AP Stylebook rule, so you always know why something was corrected.
  • Easy-to-understand features are similar to other proofing tools, including Ignore All, Change, Change All and Add Comment.
  • Users can easily install multiple style guides from Equiom, with the ability to turn on/off specific guides and search for specific rules.
  • Additional calculators, tables and real-time data links, such as web references, help make your writing faster and more accurate.

AP Lingofy features include:

  • Flag spelling, usage and AP style errors and accept, reject or alter Lingofy’s suggested fixes.
  • Checks content in phrases, not individual words, which allows Lingofy to know it should change “Bombay” to “Mumbai,” but leave “Bombay gin” alone.
  • Create, edit, share and import custom style entries to manage regional terms (“firefly” or “lightning bug”), local proper nouns (“E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park”) or common typos and frequent misspellings (“mispellings”).
  • Set certain words or phrases as warnings to remind writers and editors to double-check context, avoid cliches or vulgarities, or spike them outside of direct quotes: “pubic” is appropriate in medical copy but probably not in a story about local government.
  • Access to multiple published dictionaries and references, including guides developed by The Financial Times, The Canadian Press and more.
  • Plain Language (PL) guidance designed to clarify and streamline your message. Lingofy will help sharpen your message and also offers usage and synonym tips.
  • Multiple workflow options that allow you to share custom entries with other Lingofy users, setting permissions and proofing guidelines to match your needs.
  • Built-in Check Text feature for testing new entries or proofing copy written offline.
  • Proofing statistics: Track which words are flagged most, past proofing sessions and more.

Technical Specifications

StyleGuard | Lingofy

StyleGuard for the PC System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows XP or Greater
  • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016
  • Internet Connection

StyleGuard for the Mac System Requirements

  • 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • 10.7 (Lion)
  • 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • 10.9 (Maverick)
  • 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Office for Mac 2011, Office 365 or Office 2016
  • Safari 5.17 or above
  • Internet Connection

AP Lingofy

AP Lingofy is a revolutionary new solution built on mature technology. The engine that powers Lingofy has been used for more than 20 years in enterprise publishing environments. Lingofy marks the debut of this technology for individual users.

Lingofy Requirements for PC

  • Internet connection
  • Microsoft Windows XP or later
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox version 21 or later


Lingofy Requirements for Mac

  • Internet connection
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or greater
  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome version 24 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox version 21 or later


The Lingofy Manager, where you can build and share entries or mix and match references and guides, can be accessed from mobile devices, laptops and desktops.

Product FAQ


Technical Support

StyleGuard | Lingofy

StyleGuard Technical Support

AP StyleGuard Support Form

If you are having problems installing, activating or using StyleGuard, please consult the StyleGuard Support FAQ page, which covers most common issues and how to fix them.

Should you still need help after reviewing the FAQ, please use the form below to submit your issue so we can diagnose your problem.

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Lingofy Technical Support

AP Lingofy Support Request

Are you having problems with installing or using Lingofy? Please use the form below to submit your issue so we can best diagnose your problem. One of our customer support specialists will respond during regular business hours in the Eastern time zone.
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Pricing Chart

Pricing Chart

AP Style-Checking Tool Annual Rates:

UsersGeneral Orders
  One product Two products Three products
  First Year Renewals First Year Renewals First Year Renewals
One to nine (per user) $69.99 $54.99 $99.99 $69.99 $124.99 $79.99
10 to 25 (per user) $62.99 $50.99 $89.99 $59.99 $112.49 $89.99
26 to 50 (per user) $62.99 $50.39 $89.99 $71.99 $112.49 $89.99
51 to 100 (per user) $59.49 $47.59 $84.99 $67.99 $106.24 $84.99
101 and more (per user) $55.99 $44.79 $79.99 $63.99 $99.99 $79.99

UsersAP Members
  One product Two products Three products
  First Year Renewals First Year Renewals First Year Renewals
One to nine (per user) $55.99 $40.99 $79.99 $49.99 $99.99 $54.99
10 to 25 (per user) $50.39 $35.39 $71.99 $41.99 $89.99 $44.99
26 to 50 (per user) $50.39 $40.31 $71.99 $57.59 $89.99 $71.99
51 to 100 (per user) $47.59 $38.07 $67.99 $54.39 $84.99 $67.99
101 and more (per user) $44.79 $35.83 $63.99 $51.19 $79.99 $63.99