Vale Server's user interface (UI) consists of two parts: a native desktop application and a web-based dashboard.
To access the native application, click on its icon in the context menu and then select Preferences....
Projects allow you to manage multiple Vale configuration files in one place. Each project has a name (the left panel) and an associated configuration file (the right panel):
To create a new project, click "Add" and then double-click the "Untitled n" entry to give it a name. You can then edit the configuration file on the right to customize the project. To remove a project, click its name and then click the "Remove" button.
After you've created and configured your projects, you can switch between them by choosing Select Project from the context menu.
You can specify custom
StylesPaths on a per-project basis, allowing for
easier syncing across multiple writers.
The Styles page provides quick access to all your installed styles. You can add your own styles through the dashboard or by choosing Browse Styles... from the context menu and then copying the relevant files.
The Advanced page allows you to configure the port that Vale Server will listen on. You'll need to restart the server for the change to take effect.
The dashboard provides a web-based interface for managing your Vale-related assets.
To open your dashboard, click the Open Dashboard... option from the context menu.
Vocabulary entries belong to one of two groups:
Preferred: Entries marked as
conditionalrules in all your active styles.
Do not use: Any use of an entry marked as
Do not usewill raise an error.
To manually edit a Vocabulary file, click Browse Styles... from the context
menu and then navigate to the
/Vocab/<vocab name> directory.
The Styles page allows you to browse, install, and update third-party styles. These styles are open-source and maintained by the community of Vale Server users.
See the dedicated repository to learn more.
The summary page allows you to generate a status report for a local folder based on a custom grading scheme.
For each Vale alert level—
can specify a
count (the number allowed occurrences) and a
You can choose either
sliding as the grading scheme for your
strict will cause any file that has more than
count number of alerts
(for any level) to fail.
sliding will assign a grade based on far above or
count each alert level is for the particular file.