Install and use the LanguageTool add-in for Microsoft Word

LanguageTooler GmbH sells proofreading software as a service (https://languagetoolplus.com). LanguageTooler GmbH supplies an add-in for Microsoft Word. If you have a paid account at https://languagetoolplus.com, you can use the add-in to connect to the TechScribe term checker.

A free add-in for Microsoft Word is also available.

To install the add-in for Microsoft Word

The add-in is for Word 2016, Word 2016 for Mac, and Word Online. Each person who uses the add-in must have a licence from LanguageTooler GmbH.

  1. Get a paid account for https://languagetoolplus.com.
  2. Get the LanguageTool add-in for Microsoft Word from https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-US/product/office/wa104381727.
  3. Install the add-in into Microsoft Word.

To use the term checker with Microsoft Word

  1. If the term checker for ASD-STE100 is not installed, install it.
  2. Start the LanguageTool server (http://wiki.languagetool.org/http-server):
    1. Open a Command Prompt window.
    2. Navigate to the LanguageTool installation folder.
    3. At the command prompt, type:
      java -cp languagetool-server.jar org.languagetool.server.HTTPServer --port 8081 --allow-origin '*'
    4. Wait until you see the message: Server started
      Command Prompt window
  3. Open a document in Microsoft Word.
  4. On the Word Home tab, click LT Check Text. The screen shot shows Microsoft Word Online:
    Word Online with the LanguageTool add-in
  5. On the LanguageTool Home panel, click Options.
  6. In the Options panel, enter these values:
    E-mail: local
    Password: This field must be empty
    Server: http://127.0.0.1:8081/v2
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Check Document.
    STE term checker with sample text in Microsoft Word Online

Differences between the STE analysis with the Word add-in and the stand-alone version of LanguageTool

For the best analysis, use the stand-alone version of LanguageTool (as shown on the installation page). When you use the Word add-in, the analysis has these limits:

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