|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 whether Acrolinx for Office on Windows works with your local platforms.
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:
Acrolinx for Office on Windows - Word works best if you use it in the normal writing mode. In protected documents, Acrolinx checks your content but since you can't make any changes in the document, Acrolinx can't either.
Supported file types:
|Microsoft Word||*.doc, *.docx, *.docm|
We recommend that you remove any previous installations of Acrolinx for Word before installing Acrolinx for Office on Windows.
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.
The Sidebar interface appears in the same language as your Microsoft Office installation.
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:
- Headers and footers
- Footnotes and endnotes
- SmartArt graphics
- Field codes in SmartArt graphics
If you're using field codes for dynamic content, Acrolinx highlights and replaces the content but as soon as you update your field, Word overwrites the suggestion. Acrolinx can't highlight and replace issues for field codes in your Word document when the field codes are in some elements including:
- Headers and footers
You or your Acrolinx administrator can extend what Acrolinx includes in your check by configuring Content Profiles.
To check a selection of your content, follow these steps:
- 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: To check a paragraph, you don't need to select the whole text, just click within the paragraph or highlight a few words. If you want to check text in a table, you can highlight the whole table or select single cells.
Enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)To use Acrolinx for Office on Windows, you’ll need to enable 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: