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I just stumbled upon the excellent diction tool. It's great to check the writing style of my LaTeX files, the problem is, however, I can only use it through the command line. The output, while being useful is very difficult to sift through. Is there a GUI for the diction tool? Even an editor or syntax highlighting support in the form of a text editor would be useful.

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The only "GUI" for diction, I'm aware of is GNU Emacs. However Emacs is a fully-fledged editor which can do quite lots of things. You'll need a file called diction.el. Copy this to the subdirectory .emacs.d of your home directory. Now open a document in Emacs and type Alt+x diction-buffer and press Enter. This will run the software on your currently opened file and provides a graphical user interface.

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