Acrolinx for Docs - Version 1.4 (7 February 2018)
We're excited to introduce check selection for Google Docs.
In Google Docs, You Can Now Check a Selection (Requires Acrolinx Server 5.3.1 or Later)
Ever felt like one particular part of your content needs more attention? With check selection in Google Docs, you can now select parts of your document for Acrolinx to check. And you can focus on the content you're working on.
Reduced the Scopes Used by Acrolinx to Comply with Stricter Google Requirements
Acrolinx Add-ons used to request access to many different API scopes, even though they weren't all necessary for Acrolinx to work. We improved this to match with the Google requirements. Now, Acrolinx only asks you to approve access to the API scopes it needs to read the content that you want to check.
- Acrolinx Server 5.1 or later
Acrolinx for Docs - Version 1.3.1 (03 May 2017)
In this release, we've improved the user experience of the Sidebar. We're excited that Acrolinx now checks links and reads the contextual information that you use in your documents so you can define context-specific guidelines.
Acrolinx now reads the contextual information that you use in your documents so you can define context-specific guidelines for the following default styles: title, subtitle, table, list, footnote, header, footer, link, headings 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Acrolinx Now Reads Words Formatted as a Superscript or a Subscript
Previously, Acrolinx didn’t read parts of words formatted as superscript or subscript. You might have seen false alarms for incomplete words. Acrolinx now reads the entire word correctly, including the parts formatted as superscript or subscript.
Sidebar Cards Show Style Information
Now, the Sidebar cards show the contextual information and location for the default styles.
Acrolinx Now Checks Links
Previously, Acrolinx wasn't able to check links in your Google documents. Now, Acrolinx checks the validity of URLs from your content if your server administrator has turned on link checking. Acrolinx reads the URLs that are visible in your documents and also the linked URLs behind a text. For more information on the link checker, see the article Configuring How Acrolinx Checks for Broken Links .
Context Segmentation Definition (CSD)
We've improved the CSD for Google Docs. Update your guidance package or ask the Acrolinx Support to send you a new one.
Acrolinx Sidebar Now Appears in Your Preferred Language
The interface language of Sidebar appears in either English, German, French, Swedish, or Japanese depending on your Google account language preferences.
Updated Add-Ons for More Consistency
Enterprise Federated Authentication (Requires 5.2 Server)
The add-ons now work with Enterprise Federated Authentication. If the Acrolinx administrator turns on external authentication with PingFederate, writers can sign in to Acrolinx using their user account from your company's user directory.
Acrolinx Shows Correct Path of Document in Scorecard and Analytics Dashboards (Requires 5.2 Server)
Previously, if you checked a Google DOC, Acrolinx displayed a combination of the document path and name in the Scorecard. As a result, if you clicked on the file name in an Analytics report, the original document failed to open. Now, the file name includes only the path to the original document. So, you can click that link and open it in a browser. This fix will only work if you use the new Google add-ons together with a version 5.2 server.
Due to limitations in the Google Docs API, Acrolinx can’t distinguish between content from a previous revision and content from change suggestions. As a result, Acrolinx reads the original words even after unaccepted suggestions are made. We’ll only be able to improve the behavior if Google extends the API.
Acrolinx for Google Docs - Version 1.2 (25 May 2016)
In this release, we've improved the user experience of the sidebar so that it looks the same no matter what plug-in you're using. Plus we've updated the design so that it matches our new branding.
We've improved how you filter the issue cards
You can now select all or deselect all when filtering for specific issue types.
We've made it easier to fix repeat occurrences of the same issue
You now select "Replace all occurrences" to fix all the occurrences with one click.
We've made it easier to enter custom information
Sometimes, your administrator wants you to enter extra information about your user account or the type of document that you're checking. Previously, Acrolinx would prompt you for this information in a popup window. Now, you enter this information directly in the sidebar. No more annoying popups!
You can now get the add-on directly from the Google Apps Marketplace
Previously, you had to get the add-on from Acrolinx. The Acrolinx add-on is now publicly available on the Google Apps Marketplace, so you can install just like any other add-on.
Get the Google Docs Add-on here . Read the article Installing Acrolinx Sidebar Edition for Your Editing Software in this help center.
Information on Upgrading
To use the newest Google Docs add-on, you'll need to upgrade your server and resources. You'll need linguistic resources and a server with the version 4.5 or later. Ask your project consultant about upgrading to this version. This add-on version is optimized to work with the latest version of the Acrolinx Sidebar.
To use Acrolinx add-ons for Google Drive, you’ll need to enable CORS on your Acrolinx server. Check out this article on setting up the Acrolinx Sidebar .
Acrolinx for Google Docs - Version 1.0 (19 August 2015)
This release is the first version of Acrolinx for Google Docs. The integration is installed as an add-on and contains the default features of the latest Web SDK, for example support for the checking profiles user interface. Also, this version includes the Acrolinx Scorecard.
Standard Acrolinx functionality integrated into into Google Docs
- Check your Google Docs documents.
- Work with checking profiles.
- Display Acrolinx Scorecards with detailed information about your check results.
- Harvest new terms.
- Correct issues in the sidebar.
- Display server notifications in the sidebar.
- Enter custom user and document information.
New Acrolinx Sidebar
We've changed the way you review and edit issues in your content. Instead of highlighting the issues directly in the text, we show you the issues in a new sidebar. This means that Acrolinx doesn't interfere with your text and you can review the issues side by side with your content. You'll have quicker access to all the Acrolinx features that you're used to, because our sidebar is always by your side in a very unobtrusive way.
This sidebar will be included in the newest versions of Acrolinx for other editors as well.
Acrolinx for Google Docs has been tested with Google Chrome version 40. Other versions might work but have not been tested.
The application requires the following versions of Acrolinx: Acrolinx Server (on-premise) version 4.3 or later and Acrolinx resources version 4.3 or later.