This is where you can manage your account settings and documents. Here you can upgrade your account or cancel your Premium subscription, change the email address associated with your account and set a new password, delete your old documents and upload new ones for checking, and much more (you’re welcome to explore all the options!).
You can start working on a new document by clicking the New button. If you want to check an existing document on your computer, click Upload:
You can also upload another document for checking after you’ve started editing. Simply use these options:
Another option for importing existing text is to create a blank document, then paste in text from your clipboard.
Note: If you use this option, your document’s original formatting will be lost.
Grammarly automatically checks everything you type, making it easy to spot and fix errors quickly. While your document is being checked, the Assistant icon moves in a circle to indicate that checking is in progress. You can keep typing, and Grammarly will continue checking.
You can tell if there’s a mistake in your text by the red or yellow (advanced) underlines. Click on any underlined word to see Grammarly’s suggestions for it.
To accept a correction, simply click on it:
If you’d like to ignore a suggestion, simply click the trash can icon to dismiss it.
If a suggestion is incorrect or you’d like to report it for any reason, click the flag icon and choose your preferred option to proceed.
If you’d like Grammarly to stop flagging a particular spelling as incorrect, you can add the word to your personal dictionary by clicking the book icon.
To see a detailed explanation about a suggestion, click the three dots at the bottom of the alert.
You can also ignore all suggestions in a certain category. For example, if you’d like to ignore all spelling alerts in your text, simply click the trash can next to “Spelling” to dismiss all spelling suggestions at once:
Goals and document type
If you want to achieve a specific goal with your text, Grammarly’s here to help! Simply select your preferred goals in the menu indicated below:
If you’d like to adjust checking to a particular document type, select your preferred domain as indicated below:
Note: The Domain feature is available only to Grammarly Premium subscribers.
Changing font size and other settings
You can adjust several aspects of your experience with the Grammarly Editor:
- Disable the auto-jumping to the next alert
- See the number of words/number of characters/reading time/speaking time/readability score in the footer
- Increase the font size of the document.
To adjust your Preference settings, open any document and click the gear symbol in the lower left corner of the page. In the window that opens next, simply toggle the switch next to your preferred setting to either enable or disable it. Here's what that window will look like:
Downloading a document
Once you’ve finished editing, you can copy the text to your clipboard or download the document. For your reference, the clipboard is a temporary storage area where material cut or copied from a file is kept for pasting into another file. You may paste the copied material by using the Ctrl + V (on Windows OS) or Cmd + V (on macOS) key combination.
If you started by uploading a document file, Grammarly will export your document in the same file format that you began with (for example, if you started by uploading a .doc file, your Grammarly document will be available to download as a .doc file).
You can view your document statistics by clicking Correct with Assistant and selecting the Performance option. This section offers a lot of useful information about your text, including word count and the number of characters it contains.
If you'd like to download a PDF report of your document statistics, go to Performance and select Download PDF Report in the pop-up menu that will open:
If you have a Premium subscription, you can check your document for plagiarism. Simply click the Plagiarism option in the lower right corner:
Human-powered proofreading is a unique feature of Grammarly that lets you send your document to a professional proofreader with one click. Our software-augmented approach allows multiple proofreaders to work on your document simultaneously, ensuring your document is correct with a lightning-fast turnaround.
To submit your document for proofreading, select the Human Proofreader option in the lower right corner of the page: