|Acrolinx for Mac||1.7|
What You Should Know Before Installing
Before you install Acrolinx for PowerPoint on Mac, make sure that you have the following software installed:
|Office for Mac||2016|
Check our compatibility guide if you want to know if Acrolinx for PowerPoint on Mac works with your local platform and with your Acrolinx platform.
To get started, review the following tasks and concepts:
Supported file types:
|PowerPoint file||*.pptx, *.pptm|
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:
Acrolinx shows inactive Sidebar cards for issues in the following:
To check a selection of your content, follow these steps:
- Select the slide or slides that you want to check.
- Click CHECK SELECTION - you can find it in the drop-down menu next to the CHECK button in the Sidebar.
- Voila! The Sidebar will only show you cards for issues in the content you've selected.
Note: Check selection works best if you select whole slides to check. However, you can also select basic shapes, entire tables, or footers to check.
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. You can then 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.