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Editing Is Now Easier With the New Grammarly Editor

Updated on July 23, 2020Product

Here’s a tip: We’ve made some exciting changes to the Grammarly Editor since the time of this announcement. Check out what’s new and improved in the Grammarly Editor and get better writing suggestions today!

Are you ready to write something brilliant?

If you’ve opened a new document in the Grammarly Editor recently, you may have noticed that all the features you love, plus a few new ones, are wrapped up in a fresh new look.

The new UI is part of a foundational update that will enable us to introduce additional types of feedback to our users, including more suggestions on how to improve the clarity and effectiveness of your writing.

Give your writing extra polish.
The Grammarly Editor's suggestions help you improve.

Here’s how to use the new Grammarly Editor.

Getting Started

You can start working on a new document by clicking the New button. If you want to check an existing document on your computer, click Upload.

You can also upload another document for checking after you’ve started editing. Simply use these options:

A box in the top right corner of the document screen allows the user to choose to add a new document or upload an existing document.

Another option for importing existing text is to create a blank document, then paste in text from your clipboard. If you use this option, your document’s original formatting will be lost.

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Your Personal Writing Assistant

Grammarly automatically checks everything you type, making it easy to spot and fix errors quickly. While your document is being checked, the Assistant icon moves in a circle to indicate that checking is in progress. You can keep typing, and Grammarly will continue checking.

Grammarly’s checks are indicated by red or yellow underlines.

Click on any underlined word to see our suggestions. To accept a correction, simply click on it:

The icons on Grammarly's suggestion box are explained. The options are: accept a correction, dismiss a card, flag a suggestion, add to dictionary, detailed explanation.

If you’d like to ignore a suggestion, click the trash can icon to dismiss it.

If a suggestion is incorrect or you’d like to report it for any reason, click the flag icon and choose your preferred option to proceed.

If you’d like Grammarly to stop flagging a particular spelling as incorrect, you can add the word to your personal dictionary by clicking the book icon.

To see a detailed explanation of a suggestion, click the three dots at the bottom of the alert. You can also ignore all suggestions in a certain category. For example, if you’d like to ignore all spelling alerts in your text, click the trash can next to “Spelling” to dismiss all spelling suggestions at once:

Goals and Document Type

If you want to achieve a specific goal with your text, Grammarly’s here to help! Simply select your preferred goals in the menu indicated below:

A menu for setting goals in the Grammarly editor. The user can choose different options for the categories of Intent, Audience, Style, Emotion, and Domain.


Note: The Domain feature is available only to Grammarly Premium subscribers.

Downloading Your Documents

Once you’ve finished editing, you can copy the text to your clipboard or download the document.

If you started by uploading a document file, Grammarly will export your document in the same file format that you began with (for example, if you started by uploading a .doc file, your Grammarly document will be available to download as a .doc file).

Document Statistics

You can view your document statistics by clicking Correct with Assistant and selecting the Insights option. This section offers useful information about your text, including word count and the number of characters it contains.

If you’d like to download a PDF report of your document statistics, go to Insights and select Download PDF Report in the pop-up menu that will open:

A document insights report in the Grammarly editor with an option to download as a PDF.
We hope you enjoy the new Editor! We want to continue making the Editor the best it possibly can be, and we want your input. Share your feedback in the comments, or tweet us @Grammarly.


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