|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've installed the following:
|Office (32-bit and 64-bit)||2010, 2013, 2016, Office 365|
|Acrolinx||5.3.1 or later|
|Microsoft .NET Framework||4.5 or later|
Check our compatibility guide if you want to know if Acrolinx for Office on Windows works with your local platforms.
To get started, review the following tasks and concepts:
Acrolinx checks the data in the entire sheet if you don't use Check Selection. This includes single or merged cells, comments and tables.
Supported file types:
|Microsoft Excel||*.xlsm, *.xlsx, *.xls, *.csv|
Acrolinx for Excel comes with your Acrolinx for Office on Windows package.
If you do the installation yourself, you might need to ask your Acrolinx administrator for the installer file.
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.
To show the Sidebar, click the Acrolinx icon in the Review ribbon in the Menu.
The Sidebar interface appears in the same language as your Microsoft Office installation.
You can change your Acrolinx address by signing out and signing in again. Sign out from the slide-out menu in the Sidebar.
With Check Selection in Excel, you can select parts of your document for Acrolinx to check.
To check a selection in Excel, follow these steps:
- Switch to CHECK SELECTION - you can find it in the drop-down menu next to the CHECK button.
- Select the cells that you want to check. This might be a column or row, or even a single cell.
- Click CHECK SELECTION .
- Voila! The Sidebar will only show you cards for the content you've selected.
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: Configure Content Profiles
Acrolinx for Excel supports server-side content extraction processing. You can define the extraction settings by adding and uploading Content Profiles to your server installation. You'll need Acrolinx 5.3 or later to do this. Configure your Content Profiles using the instructions in the section Content Profiles . However, your guidance package also comes with default Content Profiles.
Optional: Specify the Acrolinx Address
You can specify the Acrolinx Address 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. Acrolinx ignores the property during an update and uses whichever server address is currently configured.