Acrolinx for Microsoft Office Sidebar Edition - Version 1.1 (14 July 2017)
This release is a minor update to add "sidebar light" support for Microsoft Word.
Office Package now Installs Acrolinx for PowerPoint and Word
The office package now installs Acrolinx for both PowerPoint and Word.
Lighter Version of Sidebar for Word
Supported File Types
Acrolinx supports .doc and .docx file types.
Acrolinx for Microsoft Office Sidebar Edition - Version 1.0 (23 June 2017)
The Sidebar for Acrolinx for Office offers you a new way of checking and correcting your content. Learn more about the differences between the two editions in the article Acrolinx Plug-ins Now Come In Two Editions—What's the Difference? .
One Office Package for Distributing Acrolinx
You used to have to install each Acrolinx for Windows application separately. We wanted to save you time and effort, so we've now introduced an Office package for bundling integrations in one installer. The first release of the Acrolinx for Office package only supports PowerPoint. But stay tuned as we add support for more Office products like Word, Excel, and Outlook. For now, you'll still need to grab Acrolinx for Word on Windows in a separate installer.
Manage Extraction Settings on the Server
In the Acrolinx Classic edition, you could configure the filter settings in the integration. For the Sidebar, you can configure the extraction and filter settings on the Acrolinx server. Your guidance package includes default Context Segmentation Definition (CSD) and context definition files, especially for PowerPoint. You'll need to update to a new guidance package to get these files. See the article Configuring Server-side Extraction for more information. If you'd like help converting your filter settings contact Acrolinx Support. They'll be more than happy to help.
Use Acrolinx in Normal View in PowerPoint
Normal view in PowerPoint is the best view for using Acrolinx. You can still check your content with the Outline View, Slide View, Notes Page, Reading View, or Master view. But when it comes to editing your content with the Sidebar, Acrolinx asks you to switch to Normal view and you might have to run the check again.
Install Classic and Sidebar Editions for PowerPoint in Parallel
If you’ve got the Acrolinx Classic edition installed in PowerPoint, you don't have to uninstall it to install the new Sidebar edition. You can install the new Sidebar edition in parallel and have both Classic and Sidebar editions. If you decide to compare checking results between the Classic and Sidebar editions, just be aware that you'll get different results. That's because the Acrolinx Sidebar edition reads your content differently.
Internet Explorer Proxy Settings Applied to Connect to an Acrolinx Server
If your organization uses an outbound proxy to filter outgoing internet traffic, you previously had to configure proxy settings in the Classic edition of Acrolinx for PowerPoint. Acrolinx for Office automatically uses the proxy settings from Internet Explorer. This means that you don't have to configure anything to connect to Acrolinx. For this Acrolinx needs an Internet Explorer 11.
Supported File Types
Acrolinx supports .ppt and .pptx file types.
Specify the Address of an Acrolinx Server with an MSI Installer Property
If your administrator uses the MSI installer properties to automate the installation of Acrolinx, they can also now specify the address of an Acrolinx server. So that writers don't have to enter this information themselves. To set that Acrolinx server address, use the property ACROLINX_SERVER_ADDRESS . For Acrolinx for Office, one registry key value pair works for all plug-ins (Word, PPT, Outlook, Excel).
You'll find the server address under the following registry path:
Requires Internet Explorer 11
Requires Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5 or later
License Activation - Request a new license to get the Sidebar activated for your server.
We've developed and tested this version of Acrolinx with Office versions 2010, 2013, and 2016.
The integration requires the following Acrolinx products:
- Acrolinx server version 5.2.1 or later
- Acrolinx guidance package version 5.2 or later
Acrolinx Can’t Read Text from Protected Presentations
Acrolinx can't read protected presentations (Mark As Final, Encrypt with password, Restrict Access, or Digital Signature). If you try to check a protected presentation, you'll see the message: "Where's The Text?" in the Sidebar. To check your content, you'll need to loosen the restrictions on the document.
Acrolinx Can’t Select Issue Text in Speaker Notes
Acrolinx checks content in speaker notes, but can’t highlight the issue text. However, if you click on a suggestion, Acrolinx does insert the suggestion for you.
Acrolinx Can’t Highlight Issue Text Longer Than 50 Words
Acrolinx can only highlight issues in text that is 50 words or less. If you click on an issue card where Acrolinx has found an issue in a sentence that's longer than 50 words, then Acrolinx only highlights the first word.