Acrolinx for Mac - Outlook

Read more about what you can check in Acrolinx for Outlook on Mac.

What You Can Check

Acrolinx checks locally saved e-mails, but it won't check emails you've saved to the network. To run a check, you can either create a new e-mail and save it, or open a draft you saved previously. Acrolinx checks the content of the text field, but doesn't check the e-mail address fields (to, cc, and bcc) and the subject line

Your Sidebar in Mac Outlook 

Acrolinx for Outlook works a little differently than other Acrolinx Integrations. In Outlook, you get a lighter version of the Sidebar. The cards give you all the information you need to correct your content. But Acrolinx doesn't highlight issues in the text and doesn't replace issues for you. You can edit each issue directly in the text. All other Sidebar features work as you're used to.


What Kind of Guidance Do You Have?

The Sidebar will look a little different depending on if you have Targets enabled or if you're using a Guidance Profile to check your content.

Not sure if you have Targets enabled? Don't worry, there are two ways to find out.

  • In the Options tab of the Sidebar, you can see if a Target or a Guidance Profile is selected.

or 

  • Open the Scorecard and search for Checking Information. If it's not there, you're checking with Targets.

With that in mind, read this article on how to check your content.

Check Your Content with Targets

  1. To check your content, click the CHECK button in the first tab at the top of the Sidebar. Unless your content is flawless, you'll probably see issues show up. The Sidebar shows content issues with interactive colored cards. We provide a more in-depth explanation of how to work with issue cards in the article The Sidebar Card Guide.

    You can decide which cards get displayed. You might also want to filter the goals so that you can focus on a certain goal such as Correctness.

    For example, filter out Tone to stay focused on the other goals.

  2. Acrolinx gives you a Scorecard that scores your content based on the goals that you're checking for. You also get an overall Acrolinx Score. To view your Scorecard, click on your Acrolinx Score at the top right of the Sidebar or click Scorecard in the slide-out menu.

Check Your Content with Guidance Profiles

  1. To check your content, click the CHECK button in the first tab the top of the Sidebar. Unless your content is flawless, you'll probably see issues show up. The Sidebar shows content issues with interactive colored cards. We provide a more in-depth explanation of how to work with issues in the article The Sidebar Card Guide.

    You can filter the list of issue types so you can focus on a certain issue type such as spelling.

  2. Acrolinx gives you a Scorecard that scores your content based on the types of issues that you're checking for. You also get an overall Acrolinx Score. To see your Scorecard, click on your Acrolinx Score at the top right of the Sidebar or click Scorecard in the slide-out menu.