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Exceptions (3.4h)

Most checks have inventories or settings that allow you to record the rules governing those items so thoroughly that when you run the check all the issues found are things you need to correct in the text.

However, some checks seek to verify items which are not as consistent in what is valid and invalid. It is worth leaving it as Unknown so that the check continues to find it.

To record that an occurrence is permissible

  1. In the panel containing the issues, with the issues selected,

  2. Click the menu button.

  3. Under Edit there is a menu command Deny.

    By using Deny, you are disagreeing with Paratext that this instance is an error. You are denying it is an error even though it should be an error according to the rules and settings.

    • Paratext applies strikethrough to the issue in the list.
  4. Click Rerun,

    • The specific instance of the issue will be hidden, Paratext notifies you that there are hidden denied issues.

View Denied Errors

  1. Open the menu for the panel.
  2. Under View, click Denied Messages.
    • The issues with the strikethrough are shown again.

You can double-click on an issue to view it in the scripture window as usual.

Remove the denial

If you realize an item has been incorrectly marked as an exception using Deny, you can remove the denial.

  1. Open the menu for the panel.
  2. Under Edit, click Remove denial.
    • The strikethrough is removed.

You would then either correct the error or mark it as valid in the associated inventory or settings.

You should use Deny sparingly. If you find yourself wanting to deny a lot of issues, you should go back to the inventory or settings related to the check and review if you can mark it as valid or use settings to reduce the number of spurious issues you are seeing when you run the check.

Deny is just to be used for exceptions which cannot be handled some other way.