Syncing

Vale Server supports overriding the default StylesPath value on a per-project basis.

macOSWindows
~/Library/Application Support/errata-ai/Vale Server/stylesC:/Users/<USER>/AppData/Roaming/errata-ai/Vale Server/styles

You may specify the path to any local directory, which means that you can use many popular file-sharing services to sync a single StylesPath across a team of writers.

Set up

important

Vale Server requires that all paths (on both macOS and Windows) use a forward slash (/).

Vale Server works well with file-sharing services that support local folders such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive.

To use one of these services to sync your styles, all you need to do is provide the absolute path to the shared folder as the StylesPath value in one of your projects:

A example config file using a Dropbox folder.

Permissions

One detail you'll want to consider is whether or not your shared folder will be writable. Vale Server's dashboard includes the ability to both install new styles and edit existing ones, which you may not want to allow directly through the shared folder.

If you only provide your writers with read-level access to the shared folder, their dashboard's editing features will be disabled while the specific project is active.

A Screenshot of Vale Server's lock screen.