Introducing the Grammarly Editor

Grammarly dashboard

This is where you can manage your account settings and documents. Here you can 

  • upgrade your account or manage your subscription settings,
  • change the email address associated with your account and set a new password,
  • delete your old documents and upload new ones for checking,
  • and so much more!

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New document

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:

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You can also upload another document for checking after you’ve started editing. Simply use these options:

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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, some of your document’s original formatting may be lost.

Editing text

Grammarly automatically checks everything you type, making it easy to spot and fix errors quickly. While your document is being checked, the Overall score icon moves in a circle to indicate that checking is in progress. You can keep typing, and Grammarly will continue checking.

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When Grammarly detects a writing issue in your text, you’ll see a red, blue, green, or purple underline. Click on any underlined word or phrase to see Grammarly’s suggestion.

To accept a suggestion, simply click on it:

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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.

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:

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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
  • Increase the font size of the document

To adjust your Editor 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:

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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) or Cmd + V (on macOS) key combination.

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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).

Document statistics

You can view your document statistics by clicking Correct with Assistant and selecting the Overall score 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 Overall score and select Download PDF Report in the pop-up menu that will open:

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Plagiarism checker

If you have a Premium subscription, you can check your document for plagiarism. Simply click the Plagiarism option in the lower right corner:

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Human Proofreading

Human-powered proofreading is a unique feature of Grammarly that lets you send your document to a team of professional proofreaders. Our experienced proofreaders will ensure that your document is thoroughly reviewed with a lightning-fast turnaround.

To submit your document for proofreading, select the Send to proofreaders option in the lower right corner of the page and proceed with the submission options that will show next:  

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Then, proceed with the submission options that will show next:  

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For more information about this service, please check this article.

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