How does Grammarly for Microsoft Word work on Macs?

Grammarly for Microsoft Word allows you to use Grammarly while you’re writing Word documents on your Mac. 

In order to run Grammarly for Microsoft Word on your Mac, your computer must have a compatible version of Microsoft Office (version 16 or higher). 

Note: At this time, Grammarly does not support integration with Microsoft Outlook on Mac. If you use Windows, please check this article for more information about Grammarly for Microsoft Office. 

Getting Started

Opening Grammarly. Click the Open Grammarly button in the Home tab (or use the button in your new Grammarly tab), and the Grammarly sidebar will appear.


Suggestion types. Grammarly’s suggestions fall into four categories: correctness, clarity, engagement, and delivery.

If you’d like to view suggestions in one category at a time, you can click the category name at the top of the sidebar to filter out all other suggestions. 


Grammarly’s suggestions will appear in the sidebar on the right side of your document. You won’t see underlines in your text, but clicking a suggestion will highlight the relevant portion of text in your document.


Note: Currently, you can check up to 150,000 characters (including spaces) at a time with Grammarly for Microsoft Word on Mac.

Making corrections. Click the suggested text to apply it to your document.


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 the three dots at the bottom of the alert.

Note: Grammarly for Microsoft Word will not turn on if Track Changes is switched on in your document or if there are unresolved comments. 

Changing default settings. Click the gear icon in the lower right corner of the Grammarly sidebar to access your settings:


Here you can:  

  • View your account information
  • Update your subscription settings
  • Update your language preference 

Settings goals and checking performance. Select your preference to get tailored suggestions from Grammarly.  

You can choose the Audience, Formality, and Domain (type) of your text by clicking the Set Goals button:



To view the document statistics, click the Performance button in the upper right corner. 



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