Get Started With Acrolinx for XMetaL Author

Where's my Sidebar?

Acrolinx is available as soon as you open XMetaL Author, but you'll need to show the Sidebar before you can start checking.

  1. To show the Sidebar, click Acrolinx in the top menu.
  2. Click Show Sidebar.

The Sidebar loads in the resource manager on the left side of XMetaL Author. If you prefer, you can drag and drop the Sidebar to the right side of the screen. You can also adjust the pane to show the Sidebar in its fixed dimensions.

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.