Microsoft Word in Windows 10 is getting a fancy new grammar checker, called ‘Microsoft Editor,’ which makes use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to spot typing and grammar mistakes better.
While the Word’s Windows 10 version already checks your grammar and highlights errors, the new tool goes further , by using AI to check your writing and make advanced suggestions based on formality, clarity, inclusiveness and much more. It will also highlight sensitive geopolitical references, and overall, it could make your writing a lot better.
The new Microsoft Editor has been part of the web version of Word for a few years, but it is finally coming to your desktop Windows 10 version, though it will initially be rolled out to those using the Insider program, which gives them access to new features to help test them out.
Using The New Microsoft Editor
The new Microsoft Editor will highlight errors as usual, but you can also choose a word and then press Shift + F10 or Alt + Down key, which will show a new menu with suggestions about he word, including meaning and synonyms.
The tool also comes with a plagiarism checker that will make sure that your content is properly cited and not too similar to published content.
If you have signed up to the Insider program, then make sure you are running Version 2010 (Build 13328.20000) to try out the new Editor in Word.
Hopefully this new feature will also roll out to regular users soon.