Microsoft Editor

Bring out your best writing anywhere you write.

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Get intelligent writing assistance

Write with confidence across documents, email, and the web. With features that help strengthen your spelling, grammar, and style, let Microsoft Editor be your intelligent writing assistant.

Have help anywhere you write

See Editor’s suggestions in Word,1 Outlook, and on your favorite sites.2 Try Editor in Outlook and download the browser extension to have Editor’s assistance across the web.

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Animated GIF showing Editor suggestions in English, Spanish, and French.

Get suggestions in different languages

Receive basic guidance in more than 20 languages, and spelling suggestions in more than 80, to help you communicate clearly, no matter what language you’re writing in.

See what you can do

Get help with the basics of spelling, grammar, and punctuation for free. Receive advanced grammar and stylistic feedback on clarity, conciseness, formality, vocabulary, and other premium features with Microsoft 365.3

Get more from Editor with Microsoft 365

Microsoft Editor
(free version)

  

Spelling and basic grammar only

Microsoft 365 Personal

(for one person)

Microsoft 365 Personal, R109,00 / month

Premium Editor features

Microsoft 365 Family

(for up to six people)

Microsoft 365 Family, R139,00 / month

Premium Editor features

Compare Microsoft Office Product features
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Microsoft Editor
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Editor

This feature is partially included
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Spelling
Flag misspelled words

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Basic grammar
Flag capitalization, subject verb agreement, hyphen use, and other basic grammar errors

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Advanced grammar
Flag indirect questions, misheard phrases, commonly confused phrases, and other more robust grammar issues

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Clarity
Flag incorrect use of words, uncommon jargon, abstract words, passive voice, double negatives, and other issues to make your writing more understandable

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Conciseness
Flag wordiness, conjunction overuse, and other culprits of lengthy language to sharpen your writing

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Formal language
Flag slang, informal phrases, colloquialisms, contractions, and other markers of casual, more conversational language

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Vocabulary
Flag vague adjectives, weak verbs, clichés, and other issues related to word choice

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Punctuation conventions
Flag unnecessary commas, punctuation with quotes, sentence spacing, and other issues related to punctuation

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Other Microsoft 365 benefits

  • MicrosoftWord
  • MicrosoftExcel
  • MicrosoftPowerPoint
  • MicrosoftOneNote
  • MicrosoftOutlook
  • MicrosoftOneDrive
This feature is partially included
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  • MicrosoftWord
  • MicrosoftExcel
  • MicrosoftPowerPoint
  • MicrosoftOneNote
  • MicrosoftOutlook
  • MicrosoftOneDrive
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Web only

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MicrosoftOneDrive

5 GB total OneDrive storage per person

1 TB total OneDrive storage for 1 person (1000 GB)

6 TB total OneDrive storage (1 TB per person)

Additional benefits for your business with Microsoft Editor

Get line-of-business writing assistance

Receive writing assistance in line-of-business web apps and customized tools for travel and expense report systems.

Understand acronyms in your documents

When you encounter an acronym, we'll try to define it using data from within your organization via the power of the Microsoft Graph. Launch the Acronyms pane from the References ribbon to see suggestions for acronyms in your document.4


1. Microsoft 365 subscription required for Word on your desktop.
2. Available as an extension for Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browsers and requires a Microsoft account.
3. Microsoft 365 subscription required.
4. Available in Word for the web and Word for Windows only.