Select grammar and writing style options in Office 2016 - Office Support

This article explains the grammar and writing style options that you can choose in the Grammar Settings dialog box for Word 2016 and Outlook 2016.

Note: February 2017: New Grammar options are available only to subscription users. In addition, if you have an Office 365 Subscription and have Version 1609 (Build 7369.2024) or later installed, you can use Grammar & more to flag writing and style issues. To see and use Grammar & more, your proofing language must be set to English. In the upcoming months, we’ll add support for additional proofing languages.

For information on grammar and style settings for earlier versions of Office, see Select grammar and writing style options in Office 2013 and earlier.

Note: If you are choosing options for text that's written in a language other than your language version of Word and Outlook, the options might vary.

Display the Grammar Settings dialog box

Outlook

  1. Create or open an item.

  2. Click the File tab, and then click Options.

  3. Click Mail, and then click Editor Options.

  4. Click Proofing.

  5. Under When correcting spelling in Outlook, selectSettings.

    The Writing style menu has two options Grammar and Grammar & more. You can choose either option depending on which settings you want apply to your email.

    Tip: By default the editor proofing options are set to Grammar & more and have Wordiness and Nominalizations style options selected.

Word

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.

  2. Click Proofing.

  3. Under When correcting spelling and grammar in Word, click Settings.

    The Writing style menu has two options Grammar and Grammar & more. You can choose either option depending on which settings you want apply to your document.

    Tip: By default the editor proofing options are set to Grammar & more and have Wordiness and Nominalizations style options selected.

  4. Choose Grammar & more option from the drop down if you'd like to have suggestions for style

    Scroll down to see all of the options available, and select or clear any rules that you want the grammar checker to flag or ignore. Any changes that you make to these settings apply to all the documents or items that you edit, not just the current document you are working in.

    Tip: If you want to go back to the default editor proofing settings, choose Reset All

Spacing

Punctuation

Grammar

Clarity and Conciseness

Inclusive Language

Vocabulary Choice

Formal Language

Punctuation Conventions

Restore the original rule settings

To restore the settings to their default states, in the Grammar Settings dialog box, click Reset All.

If you have feedback or suggestions about the editor proofing features, please post them here.

See also

Select grammar and writing style options in Office 2013 and earlier

Choose how spell check and grammar check work in Word 2016 for Mac

Check spelling and grammar in Office 2010 and later

Check spelling and grammar in Office 2007

Check spelling and grammar in Office 2016 for Mac

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