Microsoft Word for Windows 10 is now getting a bit smarter with
a grammar checker called ‘Microsoft Editor’. This feature has
been available on the web version of Word for some time now,
but it’s now coming to Word desktop app for Windows 10, with
access initially rolling out to those in the Insider program.
For those unaware, Microsoft Editor uses AI and machine
learning to instantly spot typing and grammar errors as you
type in products like Outlook and Word. After the update, you
can open your documents in Microsoft Word and the free editing
tool will help fix any grammatical errors.
Unlike the existing typo fixer in Word, Microsoft Editor uses
AI to take things to the next level by checking all elements of
your writing and then displaying suggestions to help you with
the format, acronyms, inclusiveness, geopolitical references,
In the desktop app, you can also highlight sentences to access
‘suggestions’ curated by Microsoft’s AI. Based on the
suggestions, you can make appropriate changes to the sentence
or rewritten completely.
You can also select a word and then press Shift+F10 or Alt+Down
to access the suggestions screen, as shown in the above
There’s even a plagiarism checker to ensure citations are
Other features of the new AI-powered for Microsoft Word:
- A new user interface with the focus on suggestions.
- A new pane to access the review experience.
It’s also worth noting that the new editor will support
Microsoft Word’s upcoming dark mode.
As we mentioned above, Microsoft Editor is currently available
for select testers running Version 2010 (Build 13328.20000).
In addition to Microsoft Word, the more advanced ‘left-click
suggestions experience’ is also rolling out to Outlook for
Windows in the beta channels.