AP StyleGuard is an automated style-checking tool for Microsoft Word or Outlook, developed by Tansa in collaboration with The Associated Press.

If you clicked on the button or link to activate and nothing happened, it means your computer or your company network security setting was blocking StyleGuard from connecting to our server through the internet. To resolve this, you need to manually activate StyleGuard:

1.      Bring up the activation dialog by clicking on the “AP Stylebook” icon in the StyleGuard tab.
2.      Press down both the left-control and left-shift keys and then right-click on the AP Stylebook icon.
3.      Follow the instruction in the no-proxy activation dialog to activate StyleGuard.