WriterKey > How do I create custom editing marks?

Document created by Digital Support on Jan 25, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Apr 26, 2018
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To watch a video that will teach you how to create custom editing marks, please see the help article How do I create custom editing marks? (VIDEO).

Select the assignment you wish to use with this new editing mark

If you have no assignments on your dashboard yet, begin by clicking the blue Add New button and choosing Assignment. Enter the initial assignment definitions and click Save.

For more information on creating assignments, please see the help article How do I create an assignment?.


Click "Edit" in the actions bar

Click the "EDITING MARKS" icon located in the actions bar on the "Assignment Sheet" screen


Click the radio button for "Use custom editing marks" on the "Assignment Editing Marks" screen

By default, only WriterKey recommended editing marks will be shown on the Assignment Editing Marks screen.

Enter a title and two-letter code for the custom editing mark you're creating


Enter a description for this editing mark

Click +Save this new editing mark to your collection.

Move your editing mark into the current assignment

Drag your new editing mark from the Available editing marks tray to the Editing marks to use with this Assignment tray.


Click "Save and return to Edit Assignment"

You can save the new set as your default set for future assignments by clicking the check box.

Please note that WriterKey currently limits assignments to only 12 editing marks.