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!


Note: The Grammarly Editor is also available on iPads. For more information, check this article

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:


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, 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.


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:


If you’d like to ignore a suggestion, simply click the trash can icon to dismiss it.

To see a detailed explanation about a suggestion, click Learn more at the bottom of the alert.

If a suggestion is incorrect or you’d like to report it for any reason, click the three dots 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 Add to dictionary button.

Deactivating certain suggestion types

Certain types of suggestions, such as Oxford comma and passive voice alerts, can be turned off. 

If you see a suggestion that is not helpful, click the trash bin icon in the lower right corner of the suggestion card. If it’s a suggestion that can be deactivated, you’ll see an option that says Turn off suggestions like this:

To turn deactivated suggestions back on, click the Deactivated suggestions icon in the right-side panel:

Note: This feature is available only to Grammarly Premium, Grammarly Business, and Grammarly@edu users.

Formatting text

If you create a new document or copy your text into the Grammarly Editor, you can use these formatting options: 

  • Bold and italic text
  • Numbered lists and bullet points
  • H1 and H2 headers
  • Links


You can also clear the formatting in a particular phrase by selecting it and clicking the Clear formatting button. 

Note: If you uploaded your document to the Grammarly Editor, our formatting options will be deactivated. This is done in order to preserve the formatting of your original document. Although your document will appear as plain text in the Grammarly Editor, your original formatting will be preserved in the version you download after editing. To learn more about how to preserve the original formatting, check this article

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:


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:

  • Turn off auto-jumping to the next alert
  • Exclude quoted text from checking
  • Increase the font size of the document

Note: The option to exclude quoted text from checking is available only in the online Grammarly Editor and Grammarly’s desktop app. This setting will deactivate all suggestions on quoted text. Grammarly will still check quoted text for plagiarism.

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:


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.


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:


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:


Expert writing service

Grammarly’s expert writing service is a unique feature that lets you send your document to a team of writing experts. Our experts will thoroughly review your document within the turnaround time that you select.

To submit your document, click Get Expert Writing Help in the lower right-hand corner of your document and choose from the following options:


Our writing experts can review your work for Correctness only or for Correctness and Clarity. If you choose Correctness only, they’ll correct any spelling, grammar, or punctuation issues. If you choose Correctness and Clarity, they’ll correct mistakes and make your work more concise, precise, and easy to read.

You can then choose your preferred turnaround time and other editing options to help us provide you with personalized corrections:


For more information about this service, please refer to this article.

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