Get Started With Acrolinx for Visual Studio Code

Where's My Sidebar?

To show the Sidebar, you first need to save your document or open a saved document.

Show the Sidebar by clicking  in the title area of your document's editor region.

The Sidebar will open in the next editor region. You can move the Sidebar around like a regular document in VS Code. To learn more about editor regions, take a look at the VS Code documentation on this feature.

You can't use the Sidebar on a document that's in the same editor region. If you try to do this, you'll see an error message saying: "To check and review your content, move the Acrolinx Sidebar to a different editor region." Simply drag and drop the Sidebar to a different editor region to continue using the Sidebar on your document.

Sign in to Acrolinx 

When you open the Sidebar for the first time, you'll land on a start page where Acrolinx asks you for connection details. The Acrolinx Core Platform does the heavy lifting when it comes to analyzing your content, so you'll need to connect to one before you start checking. Your Acrolinx administrator should’ve given you your Acrolinx URL and sign-in details.

  1. Enter your Acrolinx URL and click CONNECT.

  2. Click SIGN IN to open the Acrolinx sign-in page. A browser window opens where you can enter your sign-in details and confirm the request to access your account.

And you're in! Hello Sidebar!

Change Your Acrolinx URL

You can change your Acrolinx URL by signing out and signing in again. Sign out from the slide-out menu in the Sidebar.