Editor is your writing assistant in Word

Editor marks issues with red, blue, or gold underline for spelling, grammar, and stylistic issues, respectively. Right-click the underlined word, and then choose the suggestion you want, or learn more about the error and how to correct it.

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Editor provides enhanced proofing tools for Office 365 subscribers. Behind the scenes, intelligent services identify spelling, grammar, and stylistic issues, and the Editor pane helps you understand suggestions so you can make choices that improve your writing.

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  1. On the Review tab, select Check Document.

    Showing Check Document under Review tab
  2. The Editor pane categorizes spelling, grammar, and stylistic issues.

    Showing Overview of proofing issues
  3. Click each category to address the issues.

    Note: For keyboard shortcuts in the Editor pane, there's no need to press Alt. Just use the underlined letter to select the command (like i for Ignore Once, g for Ignore All, etc) .

  1. In the Editor pane, click Settings.

  2. Under When correcting spelling and grammar in Word, select Settings

  3. For Writing Style, select Grammar & Refinements .

  4. Scroll down to see all of the options available, and select or clear the rules you want. The settings apply to all the documents that you edit, not just the current one.

Requirements and availability of Editor include the following:

  • On the Mac, Editor is available only to Office Insiders.

  • Internet connection: Make sure your connection is working.

  • Intelligent Services switched on: Go to File > Options > General and turn on Office Intelligence Services.

  • Language availability:

    • Grammar checking is available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

    • Context-sensitive spelling (for example, detecting the difference in English between two, to and too) is available in English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Spanish.

    • Writing assistance (gold underline) is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German.

    • Read Aloud doesn't support languages that use right-to-left writing systems. Read Aloud reads text in the default speech language of your operating system. For information about how to add additional text-to-speech voices, see How to download Text-to-Speech languages for Windows 10.

Editor for Resume Assistant

When you are working on your resume, Editor for Resume checks your resume for resume specific style issues such as first person reference, vague verbs, unsuitable expressions and more. Editor for Resume, comes as part of Resume Assistant in Word for Office365.

  1. In Word, open a resume.

  2. Go to Review > Resume Assistant.

  3. Enter the Role and Industry. Scroll down in the Resume Assistant pane to see Editor for Resume toggle.

    Showing Editor for Resume toggle

For details on resume critiques see, Select grammar and writing style options

For more topics on spelling and grammar see Spelling and grammar in Word

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