Microsoft announced a rebranding of the Office 365 Home and Personal services yesterday, along with a bunch of other features and services coming to the subscription service such as Teams for consumers and more. The Redmond giant also announced new Microsoft Editor features that help check spellings and grammar errors in Office apps and on the web. Just a day after the announcement, the Microsoft Editor extensions for Chrome and Edge have gone live.
The extensions can be downloaded from the Edge Add-ons store or from the Chrome Web Store. Once installed, an Editor icon is placed on the toolbar in either of the browsers. Users can log in to their Microsoft accounts or the accounts that they use for their Office subscriptions through the browser. Office subscribers get premium features such as Refinements, while users with Microsoft accounts get standard grammar and spell check features.
In addition to the Spelling, Grammar, and Refinements features, users can also enable the extension to show synonyms for spelling suggestions from the Editor settings. There is also an option to disable proofing on sites that you do not want the Editor to actively check for errors. The extension will also be disabled on sites with “sensitive content” or those with slow loading speeds.
The company adds that currently, the browser extensions do not let users chose between multiple Refinements or phrase suggestions. It also does not include the full set of refinements that are available in the web version of Word. However, the firm will be adding more features to the extension with constant updates in the coming months.