Acrolinx for Mac - PowerPoint

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

What You Can Check

Acrolinx can only check documents saved locally. If you haven't saved yet or if you've saved your documents to the network, you can't open the Sidebar. Use Acrolinx in the Normal view for full editing functionality.

Supported file types:

PowerPoint file

*.pptx, *.pptm

Sometimes, Acrolinx checks part of your content but can't highlight the issue or automatically insert suggestions. If this happens, the Sidebar card appears inactive and shows a padlock icon . You can edit each issue directly in the text.

Acrolinx shows inactive Sidebar cards for issues in the following:

  • SmartArt
  • Grouped shapes
  • Comments
  • Charts - Note that Acrolinx doesn't check axis labels.

Check Your Content

  1. To check your content, click the CHECK button at the top of the Results tab. Unless your content is flawless, you'll probably see issues show up in the Results tab. Content issues are represented as colored "cards" that you can interact with. We cover how to work with issues more in-depth in the article The Sidebar Card Guide.

    You can filter the list of issue types so that 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.

Check a Selection of Your Content

You can also check a selection of your content. You'll only see the issues for your selection.

Check Selection offers a smaller set of guidance and doesn't include:

  • Acrolinx Score
  • Tone of Voice
  • Findability
  • Discovered Terms
  • Metrics
  • Reuse (legacy feature)

To check a selection, follow these steps:

  1. Select the content you'd like to check.

    The results you see for a selection might differ between Integrations. For example, if you select a single word or phrase, in some Integrations Acrolinx might expand your selection and check the entire sentence.

  2. Click CHECK SELECTION in your Sidebar. You can find it in the drop-down menu next to the CHECK button.
  3. Voila! The Sidebar will only show you cards for the content you've selected.

Check selection works best if you select whole slides to check. However, you can also select basic shapes, entire tables, or footers to check.