How to Add Grammarly to Word

Install the Grammarly add-on for Microsoft Office

What to Know

  • Windows: Go to the Grammarly website to download the add-on. Open the file and follow the instructions.
  • On Mac: Go to Insert > Get Add-Ins > search for Grammarly > Get It Now > Continue > Open in Word.
  • Note: Grammarly automatically scans for spelling and grammar any time you create or open a document in Word.

This article details how to install Grammarly on Microsoft Word for Windows and macOS. It only takes a few minutes to install the free version of Grammarly for Microsoft Word, but the instructions are slightly different for Windows or macOS.

It only takes a few minutes to install the free version of Grammarly for Microsoft Word, but the instructions are slightly different for Windows or macOS.

How to Install Grammarly on Microsoft Word for Windows

On Windows, you'll start the process of adding Grammarly to Word by downloading a file.

  1. Start by going to the Grammarly for Microsoft Word and Outlook website. There, click Get it for Windows It's free.

    The Grammarly download link.
  2. Once the file is finished download, double-click it to start the installation process.

    Some browsers, like the Chrome Browser, will show your download in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. If your browser doesn't show you the download, you can navigate to Windows (your main computer drive, it may be designated by C: or some other letter) > User > [your name] > Downloads to find the download file.

    The downloaded Grammarly executable file.
  3. In the installation dialog box that appears, click Get Started.

    Getting started installing Grammarly for MS Word.
  4. On the next screen, select the Grammarly product you would like ot use: Grammarly for Word or Grammarly for Outlook. In this case select Grammarly for Word and then click Install.

    You can install Grammarly for Word and Outlook at the same time if you choose to do that. If so, the instructions may differ slightly during the installation process.

    The Grammarly for Word option in the Grammarly installation process.
  5. The installation process will take less than a minute. When it's done, you'll see a confirmation message. Click Finish to finish up and end the installation process.

    Finalizing the Grammarly for Word installation process.

How to Install Grammarly for Word on macOS

On macOS, the process to install Grammarly Word is slightly different. Instead of starting with downloading a file, it starts in the Word application. Here's how to install Grammarly for Word on macOS.

  1. Open a document in MS Word on the Mac and select the Insert menu.

    The Insert menu on MS Word for mac.
  2. From the Insert ribbon, select Get Add-Ins.

    The Get Add Ins option in Word for macOS
  3. The Microsoft store opens. Type Grammarly into the search bar and select Grammarly for Microsoft Word when it appears in the results list.

    The Grammarly option in the Microsoft Store on Mac.
  4. On the Grammarly detail page, click GET IT NOW.

    The Grammarly app in the Microsoft Store on Mac.
  5. You may be prompted to adress to Microsoft's Terms and Conditions. Click Continue.

    A confirmation when installing Grammarly on macOS.
  6. On the next screen, click Open in Word.

    The open in Word option once Grammarly is installed.
  7. Grammarly will open a new document with instructions on how to use it. On the right navigation pane, click Trust this add-in to add Grammarly to your ribbon. If prompted to confirm you want to use the add-in, click Continue and the add-in is placed in your Ribbon and a snippet of animation points it out to you. You can now begin using Grammarly in Word.

    The Grammarly option on the Ribbon in Word for Mac.

How to Use Grammarly in Word

Whether you're using Grammarly in Word on a Windows computer or a Mac, the hard part is over. To use Grammarly in Word, all you have to do is create or open a document in Word.

Grammarly will review existing text and monitor text as you're creating it. When you make a mistake in spelling or grammar, the word or phrase will be underlined in red. If you hover your cursor over the red line, a suggestion will appear on how to fix it. To accept the suggestion click it. To refuse the suggestion, click Dismiss.

  • Why is Grammarly not working in Word?

    If Grammarly isn't working in Word, make sure you're connected to the internet, turn off other add-ins, turn off Windows Defender, turn off OneDrive Sync and restart Word, or reinstall the Grammarly add-in.

  • How do I remove Grammarly from Word?

    To remove Grammarly from Word on Mac, go to Insert > My Add-ins > Grammarly for Microsoft Word. Select the three dots in the upper-right corner and choose Remove. On Windows, uninstall the app.

  • How do I add Grammarly to Google Docs?

    To use Grammarly in Google Docs, install the Grammarly extension for Google Chrome from the Chrome Web Store. Open a Google Doc file and select Turn It On to enable the extension. If you're not already signed into Grammarly online, you'll be prompted to sign in or create an account.

  • How do I add Grammarly to Outlook?

    On Windows, go to the Grammarly website to download the Microsoft Office add-on and install it. On Mac, select the three-dot menu > Get Add-ins and search for Grammarly.

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