|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:
|Office (32-bit and 64-bit)||2013, 2016, 2019 (32- and 64-bit)|
|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.
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 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 URL 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.
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: 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 Core Platform. 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 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: