Install, Uninstall, or Update Acrolinx for Office


We recommend that you remove any previous installations of Acrolinx for Word before installing Acrolinx for Office on Windows.

What You Should Know Before Installing

Check our Compatibility Guide if you want to know whether Acrolinx for Office on Windows works with your local platforms.

Before you install Acrolinx for Office on Windows, make sure that you've installed the following:

Acrolinx5.3.1 or later
Microsoft Office2013, 2016, 2019 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Internet Explorer11
Microsoft .NET Framework4.5 or later

Install Acrolinx

If you do the installation yourself, ask your Acrolinx administrator for the installer file. You might have it already, if you and the Acrolinx administrator are the same person.

Here's how to install Acrolinx:

  1. Close all programs, including Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  2. Double-click the installer in Windows and follow the on-screen instructions.

Update Acrolinx

You don't have to remove the previous version of Acrolinx for Office on Windows before installing a newer version. To upgrade Acrolinx for Office on Windows, follow the standard installation procedure.

Uninstall Acrolinx

To remove Acrolinx for Office on Windows, follow the Microsoft Windows procedure for changing and removing programs.