To use Acrolinx for Office on Windows, you’ll need to enable CORS on your Acrolinx Platform. Check out this article on how to enable CORS.
If you use the MSI installer to automate the installation of Acrolinx for Office, you can use the properties in the following table to specify preferences.
Specify the Acrolinx URL. When you do this, writers don't have to enter this information themselves. To set the Acrolinx URL, use the property
This property works for first-time installations only. Acrolinx ignores the property during an update and uses whichever Acrolinx URL is currently configured.
Specify the Acrolinx Integrations you'd like to install. For example, you can just install the Acrolinx Integrations for Word and Excel instead of the full Office bundle.
msiexec /q /i AcrolinxOfficeSidebarSetup.msi ADDLOCAL=Feature.Office.Word,Feature.Office.Excel
Specify if Acrolinx should check content that doesn't have a sensitivity label assigned. You'd normally assign this kind of label to sensitive content via Microsoft Purview Information Protection (MIP).
You can specify this property in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. This isn't currently possible in Outlook.
msiexec.exe /i AcrolinxOfficeSidebarSetup.msi ACROLINX_SERVER_ADDRESS=https://demo.acrolinx.com ACROLINX_MIP_PREVENTEMPTYLABELS=true
Microsoft Purview Information Protection (MIP) lets you add sensitivity labels to your content. To prevent writers from using Acrolinx to check content with sensitive data, you can set up your Acrolinx for Office integration to check content with certain labels.
Acrolinx can't read sensitivity labels if co-authoring for encrypted files is enabled. Learn more about enabling co-authoring in the Microsoft documentation.
Configure the names of labels that you want Acrolinx to check. If you list more than one label, separate with a semicolon. The values aren't case sensitive.
This currently works for Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, but not for Outlook.
For example, you might create the following labels:
The values must be the "Name" (NOT the "Display name") of the sensitivity label
msiexec.exe /i AcrolinxOfficeSidebarSetup.msi ACROLINX_SERVER_ADDRESS=https://demo.acrolinx.com ACROLINX_MIP_ACCEPTEDLABELS=general;custom label
As an alternative to the MSI installer, you can use Acrolinx for Word Online in locally installed Office Apps. Keep reading to learn how to get started.
If you want to install an Office add-in via centralized deployment, you'll need Office ProPlus 2016 and Microsoft Exchange Server. You can get these, for example, as part of an Office 365 Business Premium subscription. Learn more about the centralized deployment of add-ins.
An Office Online admin can install Acrolinx for Office Online via centralized deployment. Add-ins deployed from the admin center are immediately available to users in their Office applications.
If you want to use Acrolinx for the Word Online in Windows, you'll need to upload the manifest file or its URL to the admin center. To do this, follow the detailed steps in the Microsoft documentation.
Once you publish the add-in via Centralized Deployment, your writers can use it in the locally installed version of Word.
To add Acrolinx for Word Online to Word, do the following:
In Word 2016 or later, choose Insert > My Add-ins.
Click the Admin Managed tab in the add-in window.
Select the Acrolinx for Word Online add-in, and then choose Add.