|Acrolinx for Mac||1.6|
What You Should Know Before Installing
Before you install Acrolinx for Word on Mac, make sure that you have the following software installed:
|Office for Mac||2011, 2016|
Check our compatibility guide if you want to know if Acrolinx for Word on Mac works with your local platform and with your Acrolinx platform.
To get started, review the following tasks and concepts:
Supported file types:
If you do the installation yourself, ask your Acrolinx administrator for the installer file. You might have it already, if you and the Acrolinx administrator are the same person.
Here's how to install Acrolinx:
To change your Acrolinx server address or the location of your logs, select Acrolinx icon in the menu bar and navigate to Preferences .
Note that changes in your preferences apply after you close and reopen Word. You might need to sign in again after you've changed the server address.
Sometimes, Acrolinx checks part of your content but can't highlight the issue or automatically insert suggestions. In this case, the Sidebar card appears inactive and shows a padlock icon . You can edit each issue directly in the text.
This might happen for issues in:
- Headers and footers
- Hidden text
- SmartArt and WordArt
Read on if you're the Acrolinx administrator.
To use Acrolinx you need to install VBA on your Mac.
VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) is most often installed during the installation of Office for Mac. However, it’s possible that it's not there. In this case, you need install VBA separately.
Optional: Distribute the Acrolinx Preferences
You can use your deployment architecture to distribute preferences like the Acrolinx server address to your users' computers. This is helpful if you want to avoid issues like mistyped server addresses or simply to speed up the working process.
You distribute the preferences by first creating the preferences file on your own computer. Then you can push this file to the preferences folder on the users' computers. The technical details of how you distribute this file depend on your individual distribution architecture.
To create and distribute the preferences file, follow these steps:
- Set your Acrolinx preferences.
- Quit Acrolinx.
In the Finder, go to the
If you have set the preferences correctly, you should find the Acrolinx preferences file here.
Copy the Acrolinx preferences file,
Distribute this file to the
~/Library/Preferences/folder on your users' computers.