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repetition tab

repetition tab

(From v7.5.0) The left list box shows the repetition count of each repeated word. The right listbox shows the context of occurrence of each repetition. The Scope of inspection is variable, selected by a pop-up menu with the following choices (the last option is the default):

  • document (whole current/front document). Use this option with caution in a very large document - it may take a little while to complete scanning the existing text.
  • parent & descendants
  • note & descendants
  • selected notes (default)

The repetition tab thus offers insight into words that are used repeatedly in the selected notes, sections, or in the entire document. Consistent usage may be needful or desirable, of course, but noting repetition can call attention to opportunities to adopt more precise language.

The pane lists words that occur two or more times except:

  • words with fewer than four characters
  • words that appear in the built-in 'stoplist' of 100 common English words
  • words that appear in an option customised stoplist.txt in Tinderbox's Application Settings.
  • words that appear in a note in the current document named 'stoplist', if one exists. The note title is case sensitive, but the note can be placed anywhere in the document (most likely away from the primary content).

The repetition indexing process tries to treat words derived from a common stem as repetitions, so plurals and verb conjugations are often handled intelligently.