When you download a document from Rico and open it in word, a number of spelling and grammar mistakes often show up that weren’t flagged in the browser. Fixing these can be tedious as any changes you make in MS Word must also be made in Rico to keep the information up to date. Good news, this problem can be easily prevented. Here’s how.
The solution is Grammarly - which is essentially software you can plugin to your browser to perform spelling/grammar checks on all your writing. It’s free, easy to set up and will detect spelling/grammar errors on Rico before you’ve downloaded a word doc.
To set up Grammarly, simply go to https://www.grammarly.com/ and click on the ‘Add to [Browser (e.g. Chrome)]’.
The Grammarly website will step you through the setup. As part of this, you must make an account. The FREE standard version will perform all the necessary spelling/grammar checks, so just select this unless you want to pay for the extra features.
After making an account, confirm Grammarly has been added to your browser under the ‘Apps’ section, pictured below.
Once you’ve stepped through the setup, you should have a Grammarly logo in the top right corner of your browser as highlighted below.
Click on this to open up your settings and confirm the following (highlighted below):
Checking for writing suggestions on Rico is on (this should be on already by default)
Your language is set to ‘Australian English’ (usually this has defaulted to American English which can cause errors).
If you go to Rico now, you should also see the Grammarly symbol when you click into a text field at the bottom left corner. This spins as it’s scanning your text and will underline any mistakes as shown highlighted. Simply left-click these to see suggestions and make corrections.
After that everything should be up and running. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org