Acrolinx for Microsoft Word on Windows - Version 4.7 (21 March 2016)
This is a minor release but it also includes a few other improvements, bug fixes, and updates.
Rebranded Acrolinx Logo and Icons
We've updated all icon images and the Acrolinx logo that appear in the product.
Enter Path to Files in Batch Checking Dialog
In previous versions of Acrolinx, if you wanted to batch check documents, you had navigate through your local file structure to select documents to check. You can now enter a path in the file selection field to select documents.
We've added support for Microsoft Office 2016. We now support Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 and 2016.
We've added support for Windows 10.
Microsoft fixed a bug in Office 2016 that was causing problems with inline editing
This problem was preventing people from being able to use the Acrolinx shortcut menu to edit content issues directly in the text. Microsoft released an update that fixed the bug in the API for Microsoft Word , so we've added full official support for Office 2016. You must install Microsoft Office 2016 update version 16.0.6568.2025 or later to get this fix.
The plug-in requires Acrolinx server version 4.5 or later.
Acrolinx for Microsoft Word on Windows - Classic Edition - Version 4.6 (29 January 2016)
Good news for those of you who work with custom styles - we've addressed some of the pain points that you reported. It's much easier to check text with custom styles when you use this plug-in version. This is a minor release but it also includes a few other improvements, bug fixes, and updates.
Also, if you've read the plug-documentation before, you might be accustomed to visiting our old infocenter at "infocenter.acrolinx.com". While older versions of the documentation are still there, we've moved the latest documentation to the section " Using Acrolinx in your Editor - Classic Edition " in this help center.
We've added the Acrolinx score to the embedded checking status
When enabling the option to embed the checking status into the checked document, we now also embed the newer Acrolinx score (sometimes referred to as the "quality score"). The embedded metadata now looks something like this:
acro_status Date = 10/13/15, Time = 13:15:12, spelling = 13, grammar = 23, style = 129, total = 165, score = 4135, status = red, qualityScore = 17
We've removed the documentation that's packaged with the Plug-in
We've removed the documentation that's packaged with the Word plug-in. Now, when you select "Help" in the Word plug-in, you'll be taken to the article Using Acrolinx in your Editor - Classic Edition in this help center.
We want to make sure that you get the most up-to-date help so that's why we take you to the online help center. If you have writers who need offline help, you can click the PDF button at the top of an article. Download the PDF and distribute it to the writers who need to access the information offline.
You can now filter out text in a certain custom style
Previously, you could only filter your documents using default styles. We've extended Acrolinx so you can now filter on any custom styles that you have defined in your documents.
We dramatically reduced the time it takes for Acrolinx to permanently remove flags from your documents
If you check large document and Acrolinx found a large number of flags in your document, Acrolinx sometimes took several minutes to remove all the flags so you often had to wait on Acrolinx before you could work with the document. We improved the "permanently remove flags" option so that the flags are removed in seconds.
Writers can now register with the server if their user ID or password contains umlauts
Previously, Acrolinx didn’t allow you to have any special characters in user IDs or passwords that you enter from the plug-in. You can now use user IDs or passwords that contain umlauts.
Administrators can once again use the MSI installer settings to define Acrolinx
We reimplemented a feature that was missing from the previous version of the plug-in. Administrators can now use the MSI installer setting to pre-define the Acrolinx server address when installing Acrolinx in silent mode.
We've removed support for Microsoft Office 2007
We now support Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013. By dropping support for older versions, we can continue to focus our resources on improving the Acrolinx experience for these newer versions.
Known Issue Office 2016
Inline editing of flags doesn't work with Office 2016
Due to a bug in the API for Microsoft Word , we aren’t yet able to add full official support for Office 2016. If you have Office 2016, check a document, and try to right-click flagged text, the shortcut menu doesn't open as expected. This bug severely compromises correcting issues directly in the document. After Microsoft releases an update that fixes this issue, we’ll add official support for Microsoft 2016.
Until Microsoft releases an update, you can use one of these workarounds:
- Use Step-through Mode to step through all the flags in the document, one at a time. In this mode, the shortcut menu opens automatically so you don't have to right-click
- Review and edit flags in the corrections dialog.
Notable Bug Fixes
Acrolinx now does a better job of getting text out of documents
The previous version 4.0 of the Word plug-in wasn’t able to get the text out of many documents. For example, Acrolinx would ignore much of the text if your documents contained custom styles, tables, text in grouped shapes. We fixed multiple issues related to this problem so Acrolinx can now happily get most text out of your documents.