|Acrolinx for Office Online||1.0|
What You Should Know Before Installing
|Microsoft Word Online||16.x|
Check our Compatibility Guide if you want to know whether Acrolinx for Office Online works with your local platform.
To get started, review the following tasks and concepts:
You can check all personal .docx files and shared .docx files that you can edit. If you can't see the Menu bar with the Acrolinx icon in a shared document, it's likely that you're not allowed to edit.
The Acrolinx Add-in isn’t yet publicly available at the Office Add-in store. Your Office Online admin can install Acrolinx for Office Online via centralized deployment. See the section "What does the Acrolinx Administrator need to do?" down below for more information.
Acrolinx is available as soon as you open a document, but you'll need to show the Sidebar before you can start checking.
To show or hide the Sidebar, click the Acrolinx icon in the REVIEW ribbon in the Menu.
If you can't see Acrolinx icon and you're sure that your Office Online admin has installed it, follow these steps:
- Click Office Add-ins in the INSERT ribbon.
- Click ADMIN MANAGED
- Select Acrolinx for Office Online
- Click Add
Some of the features you know from your Office Word installation work differently in Word Online, see the Microsoft Word Online documentation for more information.
When you open the Sidebar for the first time, Acrolinx asks you for connection details. Your Acrolinx administrator should’ve given you your Acrolinx URL and sign-in details.To change your Acrolinx URL, you need to sign out and sign in again. Sign out from the slide-out menu in the Sidebar.
The interface language of the Sidebar appears in either English, German, French, Swedish, or Japanese depending on your Office Online settings. To change the language in the Sidebar, you need to change the language in your Office Online account.
With Check Selection in Acrolinx for Office Online, you can select parts of your document for Acrolinx to check.
To check a selection, follow these steps:
- Switch to CHECK SELECTION - you can find it in the drop-down menu next to the CHECK button.
Highlight the content that you want to check.
Note: To check a paragraph, you don't need to select the whole paragraph, you can highlight a few words in that paragraph. If you want to check a table, you can select a row of that table.
- Click CHECK SELECTION.
- Voila! The Sidebar will only show you cards for the content you've selected.
Secure the Acrolinx Server with SSL
Make sure that the Acrolinx Server is secured with SSL because Acrolinx for Office Online only connects to Acrolinx using HTTPS. This means that the server address in the Sidebar has to start with the prefix HTTPS and follow this pattern: https://<SERVER_ADDRESS>:<PORT>.
Enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)
Enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) on the Acrolinx Server. Check out this article on how to Enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) on your Core Server.
Install Acrolinx Using Centralized Deployment
Add-ins deployed via the admin center are available to users in their Office applications right away.
To install Acrolinx for Office Online, you'll need to upload the manifest file to the admin center (either URL or file). To do this, follow the detailed steps in the Microsoft documentation.
The URL for beta release is https://updates.acrolinx.com/sidebar/office365/manifest.xml
Update Acrolinx Using Centralized Deployment
To update Acrolinx for Office Online, you'll need to deploy the new manifest URL (this could be same as the older manifest URL) and click ok.