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Grammarly for InDesign

Participant ,
Jul 21, 2019 Jul 21, 2019

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Just a question, is there a plugin or something like Grammarly for InDesign?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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Grammarly? Wouldn't put much trust in that

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LEGEND ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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Googling for "how good is Grammarly", a quote from the first blog that recommends it:

Grammarly is useful for both native english speakers and those who don't write in the english language that often.

… really bothers me.

That said: if you have to check grammar style in your InDesign document, you're a bit late. It's way easier (also faster, better, etc.) to do such checks in a much earlier stage. That is, assuming that you're not using InDesign to write stuff in! There are much better tools for that.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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Interesting response from the illustrator.uservoice.com (where the same thing was asked but inclusive of InDesign): Grammarly support for Illustrator and InDesign – Adobe Illustrator Feedback

TL;DR:

The admin's response: We have passed this request along to Grammarly and that while Grammarly thought it would be useful, they’re unable to prioritize it at this time.

Amount of votes at time of writing this reply: 236

Until that happens, the original poster may wish to check out the responses to this similar question over at IDS: https://indesignsecrets.com/topic/is-there-a-good-indesign-grammar-check-plugin

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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I will say this…Grammarly is excellent. I use it on the web all the time. It’s not just grammar that it checks, either. Does an excellent job with spelling, as well.

That said, I also agree that these things should be addressed BEFORE the text makes it to InDesign.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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> That said, I also agree that these things should be addressed BEFORE the text makes it to InDesign.

It's useful for people who use InDesign as an authoring tool (apart from using it as a typesetter).

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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Perhaps, but I would think Grammarly might be a better plugin to InCopy.

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New Here ,
Dec 01, 2019 Dec 01, 2019

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Yes that is usually a given, however if you are creating works such as essays, which need citations an in text references, pasting these into indesign after the being written in another application is a nightmare(unless there is a method I am unaware of). A one stop shop so to speak would be a huge benefit.

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New Here ,
May 05, 2020 May 05, 2020

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I agree, but as you know on any project there are a lot of stakeholders and changes get made during and after layout. 

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New Here ,
Oct 24, 2020 Oct 24, 2020

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That's assuming you don't make any edits in your InDesign doc, and we all know clients both internal and external love to make changes to copy once they see it in a layout. Personally, I would love to see a version of Grammarly built into InDesign. 

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New Here ,
Sep 27, 2021 Sep 27, 2021

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Curious if you've ever used it. I find it the most relied upon and useful plugin up there with "CleanMyMac" and "Suitcase Fusion" ... Wow. Perhaps you tried it before it's current upgrade? I highly recommend giving it a spin!

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Participant ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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Thank you, everyone!

I am having so many problems with spell check in InDesign. I gave up trying to figure it out and fix it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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Hi, in France we are using Prolexis but i don't know if it's the best way for you !

Prolexis : ACCUEIL

But English language and American typo rules are in it .

Hope that help.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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greenflymedia  wrote

I am having so many problems with spell check in InDesign. I gave up trying to figure it out and fix it.

I'll take the dive and ask anyway: are you sure you are using it correctly?

"Language" is, as it should be, a character attribute. You usually apply it through paragraph styles (which would set the default for your text), but you can overridethis with character styles, should the need occur (for instance if all text in French would also be italics, pourquois pas?) and of course you can apply it as an override for just le mot juste here and there.

I rarely "need" to spell-check, as my copy is usually (but alas, not always) correctly copy-edited before I get to see it, but I still rely on applying the correct language to selected phrases such as long quotes in another language than the main text, and occasionally on longer foreign words and proper names that may need hyphenating. That alone is a very important reason for me.

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Participant ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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Maybe... I have reset InDesign, did everything that was suggested.. and it still isn't working correctly. I just copy and paste and double-check my work in Grammarly.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2020 Dec 04, 2020

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Reopening this thread in hopes of some answer.
What I would be interested in seeing is a Grammarly plugin for InCopy. It will help me move out of the ecosystem of google docs and Microsoft word. Can we expect something like this soon?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 05, 2020 Dec 05, 2020

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Why don't you send a request to the folks at Grammarly?

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Guide ,
Jan 14, 2021 Jan 14, 2021

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Unlikely from an independent source.

 

Quoting from https://support.grammarly.com/hc/en-us/articles/360046352591-Can-I-use-Grammarly-API-

Can I use Grammarly API?
We do not offer a publicly available Grammarly API at this time.

As an alternative, you might consider Grammarly Business. This solution is designed for companies and offers unique features, such as a style guide and admin dashboard, which are not available to individual subscribers.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 13, 2021 Jan 13, 2021

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When you suggest that copy should be checked before it gets to InDesign is a bit unrealistic depending on your workflow.

We take text from documents new and old to generate content, and we have no idea if the content was proofread or checked in any way. It would be great to check the entire final document with Grammarly instead of, copying the copy to Word, checking the copy, then pasting it into InDesign, and so on. Don't hate the process, we're hoping for a solution based on our workflow. "copy checked with Grammarly Pro" I personally would love a plugin to check an InDesign or Illustrator file.

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Explorer ,
Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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MindGrammar Pro is our native InDesign solution. It works by underlining grammar errors found in the document. You can also display them by category in the InDesign preflight panel.

http://www.mindsteam.com/products/mindgrammarpro/index.html

Best regards,

Heath Horton

Mindsteam Software

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