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Grammarly for Windows doesn’t work in Microsoft Office products (Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)

At this time, Grammarly for Windows supports the following versions of Microsoft Office:

  • Microsoft Office 2019 and newer
  • Microsoft Office 365 (installed/updated after February 2020)

If you have been using Microsoft Office 2016, Grammarly for Windows and its floating widget will not appear or will work intermittently. Our engineering team is aware of this issue. 

If you’d like to check the details of your Microsoft Office version, please follow the instructions in this Microsoft Support article

If you are using Microsoft Office 2019 and newer and still experience this issue, please follow the steps below:

  1. Minimize and restore the current window.
  2. If this doesn’t help, click on the Grammarly icon in the system tray (located in the lower-right corner of your screen), right-click on it, and choose Quit Grammarly:

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  3. Then, click Type here to search beside your Start menu, type in “Grammarly”, and launch the Grammarly app. Alternatively, please double-click the Grammarly thumbnail on your desktop.

If the issue persists, please do the following:

  1. Find the Grammarly icon in the system tray (located in the lower-right corner of your screen), right-click on it, and choose Settings:

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  2. Select the Blocked Apps tab. If Grammarly was deactivated on certain websites or apps, the list of such websites or apps will appear under Don’t check text in

If none of the above helped, please reach out to the Support team indicating the Microsoft Office version you’re currently using.

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