I recently came across an issue with the Grammarly add-in for Microsoft Word. When opening Word, the Grammarly add-in loads and overrides the built-in spellchecker. You would start typing words incorrectly and initially it would flag them up. However, shortly after it would no longer recognise these as incorrect words. You would close the add-in, but Word’s built-in spellchecker would no longer work and you would have to manually enable it.
Here’s how to get the add-in working every time:
- Click on Grammarly on the ribbon at the top
- Select ‘Settings’
- Disable the first checkbox (‘Start Grammarly when Word opens’)
Word will then be able to correctly decide which spellchecker to use. Even if Grammarly is closed, Word’s built-in spellchecker will be enabled, and vice versa.