|Acrolinx for Mac||1.7|
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:
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
To check a selection of your content, follow these steps:
- Highlight the content that you want to check. This might be a paragraph or a table.
- Click CHECK SELECTION - you can find it in the
drop-down menu next to the CHECK button.
- Voila! The Sidebar will only show you cards for issues in the content you've selected.
Note: To check a paragraph, you don't need to select the whole paragraph, just highlight a few words in that paragraph or just click in the paragraph. If you want to check text in a table, you can highlight the whole table or select rows, columns, or single cells.
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 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’ve 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.