Menu Options in the Acrolinx Desktop Checker

Open the Menu

There are a few options to explore in the Sidebar slide-out menu. 

User Profile

General

  1. Click the User Profile in the slide-out menu and then GENERAL to get to the settings. In this tab, you’ll always see your user name and department. Any other fields you see are configured by your Acrolinx Administrator as Custom User Information.
  2. To update your user profile, change the value of the field and click SUBMIT.

Advanced

  1. Click the User Profile in the slide-out menu and then ADVANCED to get to the settings. In this tab, you’ll find a few settings to control how your Sidebar behaves.


      Here's a brief rundown of the current advanced settings
    • Run a check when you open Acrolinx
      Start a check as soon as you open Acrolinx. That’s one less click for you.
    • Switch to compact view
      You can choose how much information you want to see on the Sidebar cards. Compact view means some information won’t appear when you click the card. This might be helpful if you’re an experienced writer and you don’t need the full guidance.
    • Auto-advance Sidebar cards
      You can decide what happens after clicking on a suggestion.
      If you turn on auto-advance Sidebar cards, the Sidebar will immediately move to the next card after you click on a suggestion. The highlighted text will also move to the next issue. This makes it quicker to work through your issues.
      If you turn off auto-advance Sidebar cards, the Sidebar stays on the current card after you click on a suggestion and won't jump to the next issue. This can help you see and confirm the change to your content.
    • Show issue type in Sidebar cards
    • Display Language




Document

You might get prompted to enter information about the document that you’re checking. For example, information on the type of content that you’re writing or reviewing. This means that your Acrolinx Administrator wants to collect that information and that they’ve configured it on the Core Platform. If you want to see or change the information that you’ve given, then you can access it after you run a check.

  1. After you've run a check, click Document in the slide-out menu to get to the settings. The field or fields that you see in this tab are configured by your Acrolinx Administrator as Custom Document Information.

  2. To update your Custom Document Information, change the value of the field and click SUBMIT.

About

Your Acrolinx Administrator might ask you for some information from your About tab if they’re troubleshooting an issue.

  1. Click About in the slide-out menu to get to the information about the Sidebar.