|Acrolinx for Office on Windows||1.4|
What You Should Know Before Installing
Before you install Acrolinx for Office on Windows, make sure that you've installed the following:
|Microsoft Office||2013, 2016, 2019 (32- and 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.
Acrolinx now ships a one-stop solution for Microsoft Office. Install Acrolinx for Office on Windows to use Acrolinx in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
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, Excel, and Outlook.
- Double-click the installer in Windows and follow the on-screen instructions.
You can change your Acrolinx URL 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.
You might notice that Acrolinx can’t highlight or replace issues in PowerPoint SmartArt. You can update your Content Profile to fix this. Our support team is happy to help.
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, SmartArt, Shapes, tables, or headers and footers to check.
Enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)
To use Acrolinx for Office on Windows, you’ll need to enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) on your core server. Check out this article on how to Enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) on your Core Server.
Optional: Specify Your Acrolinx URL with an MSI Installer Property
If you use the MSI installer properties to automate the installation of Acrolinx, you can specify your Acrolinx URL. This means that writers don't have to enter this information themselves. To set your Acrolinx URL, use the property ACROLINX_SERVER_ADDRESS.
|ACROLINX_SERVER_ADDRESS|| Specify the Acrolinx URL.
Optional: Selectively Install Integrations
If you use the MSI installer properties to automate the installation of Acrolinx for Office, you can specify which Integrations you'd like to install. For example, you can just install the Acrolinx Integrations for Word and Excel, instead of the full Office bundle. Use the property ADDLOCAL.
|ADDLOCAL|| Specify the Acrolinx Integrations
you'd like to install.
The available features are: