Mettzer is a program built to assist academics, undergraduates and researchers in the preparation of monographs, articles, theses or any document that requires the application of the standards of the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) – which, despite the written content, are a real challenge.
There are numerous websites that take on the difficult task of explaining these standards. Many of them, however, contain divergent information. Therefore, unless you are very experienced in the subject, it is necessary to carry out multiple searches to ensure that the structure is correct. The process ends up demanding a lot of energy and time, two valuable resources when it comes to academic texts. Mettzer, on the face of it, promises to be a much faster and more practical solution.
What is Mettzer?
It is an online text editor with characteristics very similar to those of Microsoft Word and other programs in the same segment, but with a differential: the presence of multiple resources dedicated to the elaboration of files according to ABNT standards. The program has a specialized team that is responsible for adapting and monitoring any new developments, as well as updating the metrics used.
Thus, all that is needed is for the user to insert the document’s content, and the program will do all the rest, configuring margins, spacing, paragraph tabulation, page numbering, font size and name, among other essential aspects for the adequacy of the file. According to the official website, the editor is ideal for the preparation of the following works:
- TCC – Course conclusion work;
- Class work;
- Scientific article;
- Research project;
- Masters dissertation;
- Multidisciplinary Integrated Project – PIM UNIP;
- Internship Report and Report;
- Doctoral thesis;
- Review and Critical Review.
How to use the editor?
The first step in using Mettzer is to access the official website of the program. Once that’s done, follow the steps below:
Step 1: In the upper right corner, click on the “Login” option, scroll down the page and select the “Register” option. Enter a valid email and credentials requested or choose a Google, Facebook or Hotmail account to sign up;
Step 2: After that, you will be taken to the editor page. At this point, insert your text and, that’s it, it will already be in ABNT standards;
Mettzer editing screen.Source: Kris Gaiato/Reproduction
Step 4: On the left side of the screen, you will see a list of sections that may be present in your document, such as epigraph, abstract, summary, introduction, among others. To go to these sections, just click on the name of each one of them. By clicking on the blue “i” symbol, you will see information about the item and how to make it;
Step 5: At the end of editing, you can export the file to Microsoft Word or download it in PDF format.
Features offered by Mettzer
Among the editor’s features is a work schedule to improve user planning; full backup with encryption of every change made; registration of all versions; and possibility to share the file online with others. In addition, you are free from possible copies or plagiarism.
Mettzer still has all kinds of bibliographic references; short and long direct citation, indirect citation and citation citation (APUD); equations and formulas in Latex format; all pre-textual, textual and post-textual elements; among others.
If you have any questions or problems, Mettzer has a support team available from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, via email or chat. It is worth noting that the editor offers 7 days of free use, allowing the user to test its various features and create files on the platform. However, at the end of this period, it is necessary to contract the service.
Subscription plans: details and prices
Previously, Mettzer’s subscription plans were three that had specific features for “freshmen, veterans and researchers.” At the time, it was still possible to choose between monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual payments.
After a good redesign, the plans are now divided into: annual (for R$114.00 or R$9.50/month), quarterly (for R$34.90 or R$13.30/month) and monthly ( which costs R$24.00). In either option, the subscriber will have full access to the resources. All plans have automatic renewal and only the first two offer discounts for the subscription period.
Value for money and discount
Although prices may seem steep at first, this can be a very useful tool for people who are in the process of writing an important article or, in a university context, who need to constantly deal with the creation and delivery of academic papers.
However, there is a way to reduce the subscription fee by 30% by referring Mettzer to your friends. The process is very simple: just go to the editor’s website and, on the top bar, click on the “Nominated, won!” button.