Word add-in

Want to use Outwrite to edit Microsoft Word documents? Here's everything you need to know about our add-in.


You can install Outwrite directly from the Microsoft Add-ins store, or by following these instructions:

  1. Once you've opened Microsoft Word, click the 'Insert' tab on the menu bar, followed by 'Add-ins'.
  2. Search for 'Outwrite' in the Office Add-ins store then click 'Add'.
  3. The Outwrite add-in will be added to the 'Home' tab. Click 'Open Outwrite'.

Once you've installed the add-in, you'll be taken through a short tour. You'll then be prompted to create an Outwrite account or sign in. Note: you can use the Outwrite add-in without creating an account, but you won't be able to do things like add words to your dictionary.

How it works:

The Outwrite add-in has four tabs:

  1. Corrections. This is where you'll find spelling, grammar, style, and structure suggestions. Click on a suggestion to expand it, then click on one of the options to apply it to your document. If you don't like a suggestion, dismiss or flag it.
  2. Rewrite. Open this tab to use Outwrite's paraphrasing tool. Select a sentence, then a goal to rewrite it. Note: this feature is only available to Pro users.
  3. Thesaurus. This is where you can access synonym suggestions. Select any word in your document, then Outwrite will generate a list of alternatives.
  4. Statistics. You'll find stats like word count and readability here.

You'll notice a settings cog in the top right-hand corner of the Outwrite add-in. This is where you can change your proofreading language, access your account settings, and sign out.

Versions of Word we support:

  • Word 2016 or later on Windows
  • Word on Mac (Microsoft 365)
  • Word on Windows (Microsoft 365)
  • Word on the web

If you have any questions or feedback, you can reach us at help@outwrite.com

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