Microsoft Editor

Microsoft editor is an easy-to-use grammar and spelling checker. It automatically detects grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in your writing.

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Bring out your best writer with Microsoft Editor

Become a better writer across the web with Microsoft Editor, your free writing assistant. Editor moves with you across sites, so you can confidently write clear, concise posts online.

How to get access to the software:

This software is available via the use of the online version of office 365 products.

Step 1:

Browse to

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Step 2:

Open the Microsoft Office Word App. You should see it listed alongside other Office apps on the left side of the page.

Microsoft Edit Step 1

Step 3:

When you open a new document, you should see a button near the top right corner of the window that says "Editor."

It may only display an icon depending on the size of your screen or the window.

Microsoft Editor Step 2

Once you click the "Editor" button, you should see a sidebar summarising your Editor Score, number of spelling and grammar mistakes as well as suggestions for improving your document

If you have just started a new document, Editor will not generate a summary until you have typed at least 100 words.

Browser Extensions


There is also a Microsoft Editor browser extension. This extension helps you with proofing throughout the web outside of the 365 websites. Please note that this extension is currently exclusive to Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.

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Online Help and Training:

Further support and browser plug-in are available here.

Academic Support

For further guidance, please view our academic support page.