|Acrolinx for Mac||1.6|
What You Should Know Before Installing
Before you install Acrolinx for Outlook 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 Outlook on Mac works with your local platform and with your Acrolinx platform.
Acrolinx for Outlook works a little differently than other Acrolinx integrations. In Outlook, you get a lighter version of the Sidebar. The cards give you all the information you need to correct your content. But Acrolinx doesn't highlight issues in the text and doesn't replace issues for you. You can edit each issue directly in the text. All other Sidebar features work as you're used to.
To get started, review the following tasks and concepts:
Acrolinx checks saved e-mails. You can either create a new e-mail and save it, or open a previously saved e-mail draft.
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 .
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.