Important: The Visual Editor is the core DupeFree Pro software. It is the central component that forms the backbone of DFP and is required before any add-on modules can be added.
With the many advanced features of the DupeFree Pro: Visual Editor, you can edit, rewrite and compare articles eradicating duplicate content with unparalleled precision, control and speed.
It is important to note that the Visual Editor is not an article spinner. It is aimed at content publishers who prefer to produce quality content by hand. However, manually rewriting content is a very time consuming process. This is where DupeFree Pro can assist, by helping you target duplicate content across multiple articles quickly with visual aids such as multi-colored highlighting and a fully customizable duplicate content algorithm.
The Visual Editor contains a host of features that make rewriting content a lot more enjoyable and efficient. Read on below to discover these features.
DupeFree Pro v2 is a complete rebuild over the old version 1, and so the interface has been completely overhauled. The new interface is much easier to work with and very flexible.
The new modular system of DupeFree Pro has allowed us to separate the interface for each add-on module you own, using tabs. This has enabled us to add a lot of functionality to DupeFree Pro without cluttering the interface. We've managed to keep it clean, simple and elegant whilst delivering a lot of advanced functions. (Be sure to check out all the available add-on modules further below - we have some exciting new add-on modules planned!)
To add further testament to the new interface design, we've had many writers tell us, unprompted, how much they enjoy working with the new interface and that it feels like it actually aids in the creative writing process!
Click the image to the left to view a full screenshot of the main DupeFree Pro: Visual Editor interface.
One major shift we've made with DupeFree Pro v2 is developing it's own proprietary file format. This means you can now open and save DupeFree Pro project files (*.dfp). The DFP project files contain all the articles and their data for each module installed in DupeFree Pro. Your duplicate content detection/rewriting projects can now be completely wrapped up within one convenient project file. This is a massive improvement as it allows you to save where you are and come back to a rewriting project with minimal effort - no longer do you need to dig out multiple article files, open them in multiple editors and open excel spread sheets containing project related data, it's now all in one convenient place.
The DupeFree Pro project files are also transferable, meaning you can open them on any system running DupeFree Pro. So, for example, if you are a writer and your client also has DupeFree Pro, you can simply pass the .dfp project file over to them so they can see the quality of your rewriting first hand - very powerful indeed!
Of course, with the new DupeFree Pro project file format, comes the ability to manage the articles in a project. The dedicated manage project data window lets you add blank articles, rename articles, delete articles and import & export articles. Here are some key features of the project article management window:
While we have added a project based work flow to DupeFree Pro, we also understand that some users prefer to just use DFP as a quick comparison tool. So to cater for this we've added quick article action buttons inline with the article windows. These buttons include:
The duplicate content highlighting system has been greatly improved. The colors now used are a less intrusive range of light pastel colors, making it much more pleasant to edit a document with the highlighting turned on.
Another major advancement is that DupeFree Pro will now automatically update the duplicate content highlighting every time you stop writing, so now you no longer have to keep hitting a "compare" button!
Being able to see all the duplicate content between articles instantly with the multicolored highlighting is fantastic. However, when there is a lot (or even only a little) duplicate content, it can be hard to quickly locate the corresponding duplicate content text in the opposite article. This is where this handy feature comes in...
When your editing cursor is placed inside a highlighted duplicate content text section, both this highlighted text section and the corresponding highlighted text section in the other article, show a dark border around the edge of the highlighted area. This a great way to quickly and efficiently find the two matching duplicate content sections so you can target them faster than ever!
The duplicate content output percentage box, which tells you the overall similarity between the current articles, is now a lot more useful...
As well as displaying a large percentage value, telling you the exact percentage of duplicate content, the box also outputs the number of matching text pairs found. The output percentage can even be changed, in the duplicate content settings area, to show either the percentage of uniqueness or duplicate content - so you can now choose which type of stat you prefer to work with.
On top of all this you can change the percentage thresholds that dictate when the output percentage box will change from red to yellow to green. So you can choose to stick with the DupeFree Pro recommended defaults, or set your own thresholds for what you consider to be the right amount of uniqueness between articles.
One very important area that has always separated DupeFree Pro from the competition, is the transparency of the duplicate content algorithm. While most other tools give you zero control over this we give you complete control. Why other tools choose to hide this critical element, we have no idea. They are in effect saying the way they calculate duplicate content is the only way, and so therefore are also saying it must be good enough to match the way the search engines work, which is absurd as nobody but the search engines know this information and it's likely on a level of complexity and frequent change that makes it practically impossible to match.
So we choose to buck the trend, and not insult your intelligence, by giving you the flexibility to set the algorithm how you determine best. Or of course, you can simply leave the settings at their defaults to use our recommended settings.
The algorithm elements you have control over are:
Another big new feature to DupeFree Pro, and a heavily requested one, is the ability to select text in an article that you want the duplicate content algorithm to completely ignore.
There is often a case where you may be rewriting an article which contains quotations, expert terminology, or other text, that for whatever reason, simply cannot be rewritten. When this situation arises you may wish to compare the articles while completely ignoring this text. To aid with this, we have added the ability to select areas of an article and mark it to be ignored. When text is marked as "ignore text" it is highlighted in gray and will be ignored by the duplicate content algorithm and colored highlighting until it is either unmarked or the ignore text "clear all" button is clicked.
We have introduced the ability to change what gets highlighted in the DupeFree Pro article windows. The highlighting can be changed between: duplicate content, keywords and off.
When set to "duplicate content", all duplicate content across the two open articles is highlighted and updated in real time as you type.
When set to "keywords", any instances of the article keyword phrases are highlighted in the articles as you type. Each keyword gets its own color so they are easy to find.
Lastly, when set to "off" no text gets highlighted and the duplicate content algorithm is turned off - this is useful if you are finding the highlighting distracting while you type or if you are working with very large articles (i.e. 3,000+ words) and the duplicate content algorithm is running slowly causing problems while rewriting.
Continuing with the concept of making DupeFree Pro v2 an environment that can be used for editing as well as comparing articles, we added the ability to fully collapse and resize the work area windows allowing you to work in a way that you prefer.
The main article windows can both be displayed at the same time or just one at a time. Plus the bottom keyword panel can be resized to any height you desire by simply dragging the panel's tab, or you can click the panel's tab to hide it entirely. So, if you prefer to work with zero distractions, you can set DFP so all you see is just one giant article window - what's really cool, is even when you do this, you can still see the duplicate content highlighting which enables you to make an article unique without even having to see the other article!
Another thing to note, is the border of the currently active article window is made a shade darker so you always know which article your actions will effect - just another handy little feature.
It can be a right pain to always have to resize an application window to the size and position you like to work with every time you open it.
So, we've made DupeFree Pro remember the size and position it was run at when you last closed it. Now you can get working even quicker with minimal fuss and hassle!
There are a lot of elements to the DupeFree Pro interface. However, we didn't want that to prevent users with smaller screen resolutions (such as netbooks) from using DupeFree Pro.
To help with this, we've managed to get the minimum screen resolution super low at just 1024x600! We've also implemented a collapsible ribbon menu system similar to what is found in the Microsoft Office applications. These menus will dynamically collapse as the DupeFree Pro window is decreased in size, so that you can continue to use all the functions and buttons even when operating on a low resolution screen or simply if you want to make the DFP window smaller on your screen.
At the base of the Visual Editor interface is the keyword panel. You can add your keyword phrases for each article in this keyword panel and the keywords will be saved with each article in the DFP project file. The keyword panel gives you a count and percentage output for the density of each keyword. As well as this the percentage is colored green, yellow or red depending on how your keyword density percentage thresholds are set in the keyword settings window.
The keyword density calculation settings window gives you some very useful options in relation to how the density percentage is calculated:
Next to the keyword phrase tables in the keyword panel is a "common words" table. This table is automatically populated with all the words in the article and shows their individual counts and density percentages. You can change the order in which the words are listed by clicking on the different column headers. This is a useful feature to see what words are appearing frequently in your article, and perhaps too often.
Within the keyword phrase settings window, you have the ability to stop words from displaying in the common words tables that are also present in the editable common words list in the duplicate content settings window. This is very useful if you just want to see the stats for only the main "meat" words of an article in the common words tables.
An inline spell checker is a great tool for fast spell checking. Every time you stop writing DupeFree Pro checks your article for spelling mistakes and underlines misspelled words with a red zigzag line to highlight them. A simple right-click brings up a mini-menu with suggestions from the dictionary.
You even have the option to add custom words to the dictionary, plus these added words are not lost when re-installing DupeFree Pro.
As well as the inline spell checker, there is a more traditional popup spell checker. This gives you the ability to run through the misspelled words in an article without having to manually locate them by looking for the red zigzag underlines. As per the inline spell checker, you can also add words to the dictionary from within the popup spell checker interface.
DupeFree Pro currently uses a merged American, British & Canadian English spell checker dictionary. However, we have plans to separate these dictionaries and also add many other languages with the option to swap between them all.
We noticed with DFP v1 many users were actually editing articles inside the application rather than using external applications. So we really wanted to step up DupeFree Pro's ability to be used as an actual editing/rewriting environment rather than just for quickly checking articles for duplicate content. So we've added a host of font & paragraph functions:
When exporting an article in HTML format all these font and paragraph options will be retained in html form.
Further adding to DupeFree Pro's ability to be used as an editing environment, we've added "find & replace" functionality.
This feature can be used to quickly locate a particular text section in an article article as well as quickly replace a text sections with another text. Find and replace can also be used to highlight all the matching texts in the active article making it easy to see where they all are at once.
We've kept the word, sentence and paragraph counts functionality from DFP v1 as they are very handy, and also added a character count as well.
We've made these counter stats smaller and less intrusive so that they don't take up too much of the interface. These stats will also now update live as you type.
DupeFree Pro projects often consist of many articles, and so to aid with quickly jumping between the articles we've added a drop-down box above each article window.
This lets you jump between articles so you can quickly compare them with each other.
Articles in DupeFree Pro projects are compatible with characters from all languages.
This means you can now examine articles for duplicate content in any language!
DupeFree Pro gives you both inline right-click cut/copy/paste functionality as well as menu based cut/copy/paste - the best of both worlds!
During the public beta phase we will be adding features and fixing reported bugs. One major feature that has been in the works for a while now is the Keyword and Synonym Fetcher.
This in an advanced solution that will enable you to enter a seed keyword or phrase, choose whether you want synonyms returned as well, then click "Fetch Keywords" to get a returned list of keyword phrase suggestions complete with "exact match" monthly search volume. The returned keyword suggestions will come straight from Google itself, so you know the reliability of the data will be second to none. With the click of a button you will then be able to select and add the keywords you choose to the keyword phrase list for any articles in your project. We've made keyword research push-button easy!
During the public beta phase we will be adding features and fixing reported bugs. A feature that will be added soon is a thesaurus dictionary.
The thesaurus dictionary will provide a quick and easy way to find alternative words and phrases to words in your articles - extremely handy while you're rewriting an article.
Unlike many software applications that always require an internet connection to validate licenses, we've made DupeFree Pro able to run DFP without validating a license over the internet for 14 consecutive days. So while many other software products simply won't work without an internet connection, DupeFree Pro gives you a full two weeks where you can run DFP like normal while offline.
This is hugely important so that if, for example, you're going away on holiday or on a business trip, and will have limited internet access, you can still continue to use DFP for your work. We understand it's important to allow flexibility when you depend on a tool for work, so we felt this was a must :-)
DupeFree Pro v2 is a living breathing application we plan develop on over time and so updates play a very important part.
To make the update process super simple for you, we've implemented a live update check on load where you will be asked if you would like to install updates if any are available. Clicking yes will launch the updater window which will download and install updates to any modules you have licenses for. So once you have DupeFree Pro installed you don't have to mess around with downloading files again - it's all managed right from within DFP!
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