|Acrolinx for Office on Windows||1.3.1|
What You Should Know Before Installing
Before you install Acrolinx for Office on Windows, make sure that you have the following software installed:
|Microsoft Office||2010, 2013, 2016 (32- & 64-bit)|
|Microsoft .NET Framework||4.5 or later|
Check our Compatibility Guide if you want to know if Acrolinx for Office works with your local platform and with your Acrolinx Platform.
To get started, review the following tasks and concepts:
Normal view in PowerPoint is the best view for using Acrolinx. You can still check your content in Outline View, Slide View, Notes Page, or Master view. Note that Acrolinx might switch your view, when you click on a Sidebar card. You also might run your check again. The Sidebar won't appear in Reading View.
Supported file types:
|PowerPoint file||*.ppt, *.pptx, *.pptm|
Acrolinx for PowerPoint comes with your Acrolinx for Office on Windows package.
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:
- Close all programs, including Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Double-click the installer in Windows and follow the on-screen instructions.
You can change your Acrolinx Server address by signing out and signing in again. Sign out from the slide-out menu in the Sidebar.
Sometimes, Acrolinx checks part of your content but can't highlight the issue or automatically insert suggestions. If you see a padlock in the Sidebar card, you can edit the issue directly in the text.
This might happen for issues in:
- Grouped shapes
- Charts - Note that Acrolinx doesn't check axis labels.
Acrolinx checks content in speaker notes. But Acrolinx can’t highlight or replace issues in the speaker notes section, if you're connected to an earlier Core Platform version. The cards appear inactive by default. If you want Acrolinx to insert suggestions in speaker notes, you can update your Content Profile. Our support team is happy to help.
- Select a part of your content.
- Click CHECK SELECTION in the Sidebar.
- Voila! The Sidebar will only show you cards for issues in the content you've selected.
Note: Check Selection works differently depending on your environment. For best checking results, we recommend selecting whole slides. Acrolinx will check content of one or more slides, without speaker notes. However, you can also select WordArt, Shapes, tables, or headers and footers to check.
Optional: Specify the Address of an Acrolinx Server with an MSI Installer Property
If you use the MSI installer properties to automate the installation of Acrolinx, you can also now specify the address of an Acrolinx server. So, writers don't have to enter this information themselves. To set that Acrolinx server address, use the property ACROLINX_SERVER_ADDRESS.
|ACROLINX_SERVER_ADDRESS||Specify the address of the Acrolinx Server.
Note: This property works for first-time installations only. The property is ignored during an update and whichever server address currently configured is used.