As the name implies, Grammarly is a tool that is configured to make writing more precise. It is a well-known tool that checks to ensure your grammar is accurate. As professionals and students become increasingly versed with Google Docs, Grammarly has become more important in helping write professional documents. Simply put, what Grammarly does is it scans the entire document to highlight and correct grammatical mistakes in your work. We shall go over the step by step instructions on how to install and use Grammarly in Google Docs.
Installing Grammarly in Google Docs
First and foremost, bear in mind that Grammarly for Google Docs can only be used with Google Chrome. This is so because Grammarly for Google Docs is an extension of Google Chrome that has been configured to work with Google Docs.
First things first, you have to install the Grammarly extension that is found in the Google Chrome Store. Once you locate it, click the Add to Chrome button.
You will receive a prompt requiring you to add the extension. Here, click the Add extension option and then wait for a few minutes as it loads.
Once you are done, the exact same button you previously clicked, the Add extension button, will indicate Remove extension. That will be it. You have installed Grammarly, and you can therefore close the Chrome Web Store.
How to use Grammarly in Google Docs
Create a Grammarly account and ensure you are signed in through the Chrome browser extension.
As you open your document in Google Docs, a pop-up will appear to let you know that you have access to Grammarly. While you are in the current window, a Grammarly logo will show up in the bottom right corner of the screen. If that is the case, then that’s how you know that Grammarly is working. Similarly, if you have opened a long document, a pop-up message will appear needing your confirmation to check the entire document text.
At this point, you are set to go. You can edit or type away your content. As you type or edit, Grammarly will display suggestions or corrections as red underlined words in your document. To make changes, you have to hover over the red underlines to access the corrections and then click to accept.
As you click the underlined words, the suggested changes by Grammarly will appear on top in the box as a pop-up. You can either click to Accept the suggestions or to select Ignore to leave the text as it is.
After you accept the suggestions, all errors will clear, and the Grammarly icon will turn green to indicate that the document is okay.
The bottom line
Grammarly for Google Chrome is a fully functional feature as it has been integrated with Google Docs. With the Coronavirus prompting most of us to use our laptops more often than before, Grammarly has become a necessity. Install Grammarly extension for Google Docs and use it.