How to use the Grammarly Editor

To learn about how the Grammarly Editor works, let’s start from the beginning.

Log in to the Grammarly Editor at www.grammarly.com using your email and password.

Once logged in, familiarize yourself with the account dashboard by using the navigation bar on the left for guidance.

My Grammarly: This is where you create or upload new documents to be checked by the Grammarly Editor. You can also revisit older documents that you’ve previously worked on in the Editor.

Profile: This is where you can view your account information or change your password, select American or British English as your writing style, and manage your personal dictionary.

Subscription: This is where you’ll find all the important details about your subscription, including its price and duration.

Document type feature: Here you select the type of document you are working on, which allows Grammarly to offer the most accurate and relevant corrections for your specific writing situation.

Document statistics feature: Click the score button in the lower right corner of the screen to view a detailed document statistics dashboard.

Download detailed report feature: You can download all the information shown on the dashboard in one convenient report by clicking the "Score" button in the bottom right-hand corner, then clicking "Download detailed report."

Choose "My Grammarly" to create (or upload) a new document.

Click "New" and begin typing a new document, or copy the text of an existing document (Ctrl+C on PCs and Command+C on Macs) and paste it into the text box (click “Paste” on the toolbar or press Ctrl+V on PCs or Command+V on Macs).

You can also upload .doc, .docx, .odt, .rtf, or .txt files into Grammarly and then download the edited document back onto your computer. Use the “Upload” button on the dashboard and the “Download” button on the toolbar. Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop your document file into the “My Grammarly” directory.

All documents will be automatically saved within the Grammarly Editor, and they’ll be available for download every time you log in. 

The Grammarly Editor will automatically review your text as you write.

If you choose to upload a document, the editor will suggest corrections for spelling and grammar, citations to help you avoid accidental plagiarism, and alternate vocabulary choices to make your writing more dynamic.

Click the suggested corrections on the right side of the screen for explanations of the individual errors and suggestions on how to fix them. 

Review the suggestions and apply them to your document by manually correcting the highlighted section or clicking on the corresponding correction offered by the editor.

You can turn individual Grammarly checks on and off by clicking on the pen icon in the left-hand navigation bar and toggling the switches.

Plagiarism feature: To check your document for plagiarism of text that appears on the Internet, open the left-hand navigation bar and enable the “Plagiarism” check.

Grammarly will automatically save your document to the "My Grammarly" dashboard, but you may copy, paste, or download the text using the menu on the toolbar.

Please see our Grammarly Editor Tour for more information.

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