Using Chronolator Documents
Correcting errors

The following example (taken from SampleTableWithErrors.docm in the Samples folder) illustrates the sort of errors Chronolator discovers, and shows how you might go about correcting them.

In this example, the Administrator has specified that you can leave any column blank apart from the Date and Source of Information columns.

The text in the Comments column describes the sort of errors Chronolator will find. It is not itself part of Chronolator's checking.

table before check

After Chronolator checks the table, it puts a flag like this to the left of any errors and highlights them :

table after check

If you hover your mouse over the flag, a brief description of the error pops up.

Here, Chronolator warns that it has corrected a row with the wrong number of columns and advises you to check that it has put information under the right headings.


In this example, Chronolator has detected a blank entry in a mandatory column.


The buttons on the Chronolator toolbar navigate from one error to the next:

navigation buttons

This button takes you to a list of the errors:

navigation to list button

The list of errors is at the end of the document.

Double-click the flag to go to where the error occurs.

list of errors

Error descriptions are preceded by a reference number (e.g. c8n120). If you have difficulty correcting an error, use the reference number to look it up in Check Table Error Codes, where there might be some useful hints.

CAUTION: Anything you write in or after the error list will be deleted next time Chronolator checks the document.

How you correct errors in a real document will obviously be a matter of judgment. For the purposes of this example, this is what we will do:

The table now looks like this:

table after correction
Notice that the corrected errors are still flagged and highlighted (apart from the ones we corrected with copy and paste). Chronolator does not check for errors as you type because doing so would make your computer run very slowly. You need to check the document again . . .

Pressing the Check Tables button again results in this:

table after rechecking

Many of the problems Chronolator has found are out-of-sequence dates, which it has highlighted in yellow. You could correct these by moving the rows about, or by changing the dates for some events, depending on what is appropriate for the data you have entered.