What You Can Check
Acrolinx checks saved documents, that's why you can't open the Sidebar if you haven't saved yet.
Supported file types:
Sometimes, Acrolinx checks part of your content but can't highlight the issue or automatically insert suggestions. In this case, the Sidebar card appears inactive and shows a padlock icon. You can edit each issue directly in the text.
This might happen for issues in:
- Headers and footers
- Hidden text
- SmartArt and WordArt
Check Your Content
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.
- 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
- Discovered Terms
- Reuse (legacy feature)
To check a selection, follow these steps:
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.
- Click CHECK SELECTION in your Sidebar. You can find it in the drop-down menu next to the CHECK button.
To check a paragraph, you don't need to select the whole paragraph, just highlight a few words in that paragraph or just click in the paragraph. If you want to check text in a table, you can highlight the whole table or select rows, columns, or single cells.