Step 1:

Select and copy the text you want to analyze to the clipboard (keystroke: ⌘+C for Mac users and Control+C for MS Windows users) while in Microsoft Word.  Use ⌘+A or Control+A to select the entire document.

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Please make sure the Reset Text Format utility is in the LexDye folder (i.e., the same folder in which the LexDye Definition Tracker is located).   This utility runs in the background and ensures that the copied text is properly formatted when pasted into the LexDye Definition Tracker.

Please make sure that the selected text satisfies the following requirements:

  • Defined terms are in quotes with at least the first character in uppercase (e.g.”Agreement” or “Board of Directors” or “1934 Exchange Act”)
  • The document should not contain footnotes or endnotes
  • All tracked changes in the document need to have been “accepted”

Step 2:

In the LexDye Definition Tracker, click the Start Button and then the "Paste Text" button.  LexDye's analysis will start automatically.

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Step 3:  

The processing time of the LexDye Definition Tracker will depend primarily on the number of defined terms used in your document.  The more defined terms used, the longer the processing time.

After the LexDye Definition Tracker has finished processing your document, it will be displayed in the main window.   

LexDye will strip your document of certain formatting in its analysis.  Don’t worry, it is still the same content. It is just easier for you to analyze the document this way.

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All definitions are converted into hyperlinks and highlighed in yellow.

If you click on a highlighted definition, LexDye shows you all uppcase and lowercase instances of the defined term:

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LexDye tells you how many uppercase and lowercase instances of the defined term were found in the text:

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LexDye shows the results of its analysis on the right side. For example, if the LexDye analysis shows that the document contains terms that are defined but not used, LexDye lists these unused definitions and highlights them in the text:

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