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How to use Grammarly in Microsoft Word

Guard your words against improper grammar.

Published onDecember 14, 2022

Grammarly exists to eradicate writing mistakes from emails, messages, documents, projects, and social media posts. When working with Microsoft Word, it always helps to have a tool like Grammarly to catch mistakes you may have missed. This is how to add Grammarly to Word.

Read more: How to do a hanging indent in Microsoft Word


To add Grammarly to Word, download the Grammarly for Microsoft Word add-in. Install it on your device, then log into your Grammarly account.


How to add Grammarly to Word (Windows)

Visit the Grammarly for Microsoft Word and Outlook website. Click the Get the add-in It’s free button.

grammarly for word and outlook site

After the download has finished, launch it.

run the grammarly add in setup

Click Get started > Grammarly for Word > Install > Finish.

The Grammarly tab will now appear in Microsoft Word.

grammarly tab in word

How to use Grammarly in Word (Windows)

Launch Microsoft Word and click the Grammarly tab at the top.

grammarly tab in word

Click Log In.

log in to grammarly

Log into your Grammarly account. Afterward, you will see Grammarly advice in the dedicated window on the side.

grammarly working in word

How to add Grammarly to Word (Mac)

Getting Grammarly to work with Word on a Mac is almost needlessly complicated. That said, it can be done — and the process is sort of similar to the way it works on a Windows computer.

Launch Microsoft Word on your Mac. From the toolbar along the top, click Insert.

step 1 mac click insert

Within Insert, click Get Add-ins.

step 2 mac addons

This redirects you to Microsoft AppSource. Within AppSource, use the search function to find Grammarly for Microsoft Word.

step 3 mac look up grammarly within appsource

Within the Grammarly for Microsoft Word AppSource page, select Get it now.

step 4 mac get it now grammarly

Confirm your personal details, then click Get it now.

step 5 mac confirm your personal details to get grammarly

After entering your details, you will be redirected to the Microsoft 365 Office Store site for Grammarly for Microsoft Word.

step 6 mac going to microsoft 365

Under “Get started with the add-in,” select Open in Word.

step 7 mac Open in Word

Under “New Office Add-in” on the right hand side, click Trust this add-in.

step 8 mac Trust this addin

The Grammarly tab will now appear in Word.

step 9 mac grammarly tab in mac

How to use Grammarly in Word (Mac)

To use Grammarly within Word on a Mac, click the Grammarly tab in the toolbar at the top. Click Open Grammarly.

step 10 mac grammarly tab open grammarly

When the Grammarly add-ion box opens along the side, click LOG IN TO GRAMMARLY. Log into your Grammarly account or create a new one.

step 11 mac log in grammarly account

Grammarly results will now appear along the side in the add-in.

step 12 mac grammarly works


To see the dedicated Grammarly tab in Microsoft Word, you must download the add-in.