Advanced PerfectIt 5

Get the most from PerfectIt 5 by learning how to create and modify style sheets

Learn how to make PerfectIt faster and more effective

If you’ve been using PerfectIt in Microsoft Word, you’ll know how much time it saves in your editing work. This course will help you to save even more time and gain more confidence in your work, as you learn how to create and modify PerfectIt style sheets for your clients.

This course requires a working knowledge of PerfectIt. If you're new to PerfectIt, just head over to the Introduction to PerfectIt 5 or the PerfectIt 5 – from go to whoa course.

PerfectIt 5 launched in August 2021, with a style sheet for the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS). This course includes a module on the CMOS style sheet, explaining what's different about it and how to get the most from it.

PerfectIt's so easy to use, why do I need this course?

Wondering whether it’s worth improving your PerfectIt skills? Maybe the basics of PerfectIt have served you well up till now.

That’s the benefit of this course – having used PerfectIt since 2009, I appreciate how powerful this software can be. Yes it saves you time, but it also opens up ways to work efficiently and creatively with a range of clients who use different styles. Mastering style sheets in PerfectIt creates more potential for your editing business. In just 60–90 minutes, my video tutorials give you the skills to create, modify and implement PerfectIt style sheets. By the end of the course, you will be all set to use your new skills to boost the services you offer and have more confidence in your work.

Your Instructor


Hilary Cadman
Hilary Cadman

Hi, I'm Hilary. I have been a technical editor since 1999, and a trainer since 2005. I am passionate about helping fellow editors to save time and improve the quality of their work by becoming confident with technology.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  AP Module 1 – Setting up a style sheet
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  AP Module 2 – Modifying the style sheet (Part A)
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  AP Module 3 – Modifying the style sheet (Part B)
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  AP Module 4 – Modifying the style sheet (Part C)
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  AP Module 5 – Applying the style sheet
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  AP Module 6 – Sections to check
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  AP Module 7 – Chicago Manual of Style
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How long does it take to complete this course?
It should take about 60 to 90 minutes to work through the 7 modules.
Can I dip in and out of the modules, or do I need to work through them in order?
It is best to start at Module 1 and work through to Module 7, because each module builds on the previous one.

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