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Grammarly for InDesign

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Jul 21, 2019

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

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Grammarly for InDesign

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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

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Grammarly? Wouldn't put much trust in that

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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

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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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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

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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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Jul 22, 2019

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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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