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How to add Grammarly to Microsoft Word

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Grammarly is quickly becoming one of the most popular digital writing tools available. It can correct and prevent a wide range of writing errors, from sloppy writing in hastily composed emails to improper dissertation structuring.

It was introduced in 2009, and its dynamic algorithms address a broad variety of context-based text editing difficulties, including fundamental spelling and grammatical faults, as well as word use, sentence structure, wordiness, and punctuation issues. 

Users also have the option to subscribe to premium membership tiers for either themselves or their companies, at which point they will receive assistance with a wider range of concerns, including fluency, tone, clarity, and other forms of plagiarism.

If you want to try Grammarly premium then you can avail the free trial offer which is available for limited.

This freemium membership is just what you need if you’re seeking something that goes farther than the spelling and grammar function that comes built into Microsoft Word.

How to use Grammarly with Microsoft Word?

Grammarly provides its services in a number of different formats, including a website that can be accessed through a browser as well as extensions, desktop applications, and a mobile keyboard.

You may edit your Word document using Grammarly directly in the Microsoft application, or you can drag and drop your Word document onto the Grammarly desktop software for prompt assistance with adjustments. Both of these options are available to you.

The desktop version of Grammarly for Microsoft Windows is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. If you’re using a Mac, the device has to have at least macOS 10.9 installed.

In order to purchase or download extensions onto Microsoft Word, you will need to have a subscription to Microsoft Office.

This is because Microsoft Word is a different system from Microsoft Office. If you want to successfully add an “Add-in,” you need to have Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 13, 16, or 19 installed on your computer for it to operate in a suitable manner on Windows. 

When using a Mac, it is highly recommended to have Microsoft Office version 16 or a later version.

Here’s how you can use Grammarly in conjunction with the spelling and grammar checker that comes built into Word if that’s something you’re interested in doing.

Install the Grammarly plugin for Word

  • Visit the Grammarly website and select “Get the add-in” to begin the installation of the free Grammarly plugin for Microsoft Office.
  • Once it has finished downloading, you may access the file by clicking the icon located in the lower-left corner of your browser window.
  • There is a possibility that the language will be somewhat altered depending on whether you are using a Mac or PC, Chrome, Edge, or Firefox; nonetheless, you will still need to open the file that you downloaded.
  • When the welcome box displays, click the button labeled “Get Started.”
  • To guarantee that you download it, be sure to check the box next to “Grammarly for Word.”
  • A helpful hint is that if you wish to install the extension to the Microsoft email client, you may also click the box labeled “Grammarly for Outlook.”
  • Select the “Install” option.
  • Once the installation is complete, pick “Finish” from the menu.

There are two different approaches to integrating Grammarly into the Microsoft Office Word program that you may use. There is also the option of going to Microsoft AppSource and looking for Grammarly there. Click the “Get It Now” button once the app has been located in the search results.

If a pop-up window displays, you need to click “Continue” before you can start the add-in in Word by selecting “Open in Word.” Open a new document in Word and navigate to the Home tab; from there, check for the Open Grammarly option to verify that it has been added to Word.

What Is Grammarly?

Grammarly is undoubtedly already familiar to you if you engage in any type of internet writing at all. It is by far the most popular spelling and grammar checker on the internet, with more than 10 million people actively logging in each day.

So, what exactly is the big deal about this? What exactly can you accomplish using Grammarly?

Grammarly performs an in-depth analysis on a piece of writing you’ve created and flags any faults it finds. The free edition covers the fundamentals (grammar, punctuation, and spelling), however the premium version goes one step further by providing recommendations on writing style and the most effective writing practises.

It has the potential to make the difference between writing something that is understandable and captivating and writing something that is sloppy and unprofessional.

But Grammarly is not like the majority of other applications that is currently available. Grammarly is capable of becoming quite complicated and technical, but the user interface and user experience it provides are incredibly straightforward. If you were to teach it to your grandparents, it wouldn’t take them more than an hour to start using it.

You can use Grammarly in a number of different ways, which we will go through in greater detail below. These include the following:

  • The browser extension
  • The Grammarly web tool
  • The downloadable desktop app
  • The Microsoft Word add-in
  • The mobile app

This means that after making just a few simple clicks, you can use Grammarly in whatever way you want, including copying and pasting your text into the online tool or desktop app, or simply allowing the Grammarly pop-ups and corrective lines to appear naturally in your browser or Microsoft Word while you are writing.

And believe me when I say that despite my limited experience with other online grammar checkers like ProWritingAid and Ginger, I still find that Grammarly is the most intuitive of the bunch.

There is nothing more satisfying for me as an editor than the knowledge that I can advise folks to use a simple and straightforward application that will make their lives (as well as mine) simpler.

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