Fix Grammarly Not Showing in MS Word On Mac Sonoma

Being a well-known AI-Based Grammar checker tool – Grammarly lets its users integrate with platforms like Apple Pages, Outlook, and Microsoft Word. But recently, many users found that Grammarly Tab or Widgets missing in Microsoft Word on Mac after installation. 

Are you going through the same problem, Grammarly not working in MS Word on Mac? Here is what you need to perform to fix the issue.

Solution #1. Grammarly Not Showing on Mac

Go stuck with Why Grammarly is not working in Word On Mac? The issue can be due to various reasons, Corrupted Internet, Grammarly Server Down, Issue with Account, or Glitch in Software or Applications. And what’s great is you can fix it with ease. Didn’t know how to, follow the guide below.   

Solution #2. Check Internet 

Grammarly fails to work in Microsoft word; it can be due to slow or corrupted internet. Therefore in this scenario, we recommend troubleshooting internet connection to prevent such errors.

Tip: If there is an issue with Wi-Fi, you can try connecting the Mac computer to a mobile hotspot.

The internet isn’t the villain if you can’t open the add-in or desktop app in Microsoft Word. It could be due to a glitch in word or an error with the installation process of Add-In or application. 

Solution #3. Check Grammarly Server Is Not Down 

There may be an outage with Grammarly Server. At this point, you need to verify if there is any outage found. Then, let the issue get fixed on its own; the problem doesn’t lie on your side.

Solution #4. Force Quit Word Application

The practical solution – try force quitting the Microsoft Word application. From now on, a minor bug within the application can sometimes prevent the add-ins from working usually. To do so, select Apple Logo > Force Quit. Then, from the list, search and select Microsoft Word and choose Force Quit Button. That’s It! 

Solution #5. Force Quit Grammarly From Activity Monitor

Try force-quitting Grammarly from an activity monitor. For this, follow the steps below.

  1. Press Command + Space.
  2. Enter Activity Monitor in Spotlight Search.
  3. Click on Activity Monitor from the result to open it.

Now enter Grammarly in the Search Bar on the top right corner of the screen. Next, click on Grammarly to highlight it. Next, choose the X Icon at the top of the window.


After this, Restart the Mac computer and then check for the issue. 

Solution #6. Check Microsoft Word Isn’t Blocked By Grammarly Desktop For Mac

If you have installed the Mac Grammarly Desktop app, you might have blocked the word and forgotten to unblock it. To check if this isn’t a reason for Grammarly not working in Word on Mac, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the Grammarly Icon from the menu bar.
  2. Choose Settings…
  1. Go to Block List Menu.

Now, search and click the Remove Button next to Microsoft Word. Re-open Microsoft word, and your issue will get fixed.

Solution #7. Check On Another App 

Is Grammarly not working on Microsoft Word or all other applications on Mac? First of all, verify it. For instance, open the Pages and check if Grammarly is integrated with it. If yes, next, jot down the short note and verify Grammarly finding your errors. If yes, this means the issue lies within Microsoft Word. Finally, try reinstalling Microsoft Word on Mac. 

Delete Microsoft Word,

  1. Select Launch Pad from the Mac Dock.
  2. Search and long-click on the Microsoft Word app icon. It will highlight the X Icon on App Icon. Select it.
  3. You will receive the prompt “Are You Sure You Want To Delete Microsoft Word.” Click on Delete Button. 

Reinstall Microsoft Word App,

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. Search for Microsoft Word in the search bar.
  3. From the result, click on the Microsoft Word Download Button.

Let the download procedure get finished. Once it’s finished, open the application. If it’s a Grammarly Add-In, re-login to it, and your issue will get fixed. 

Solution #8. Remove And Re-Add Grammarly Add-In Or Desktop App

If Grammarly isn’t working with other applications too, it means the issue lies within Grammarly. Considering the minor bug behind the problem, you must try removing and re-adding Grammarly in Microsoft Word. 

Remove Grammarly Add-In 

  1. Open Microsoft Word and create a new file.
  2. Click on the Insert from the Toolbar.
  3. Select Add-Ins. Further click on the My Add-Ins.
  4. Now, select More Settings next to the Grammarly Add-In. Lastly, choose Remove.

Remove Grammarly Desktop App

  1. Click on Finder from the Mac Dock. Choose Applications from the left sidebar.
  2. Search and right-click on the Grammarly Desktop App.
  3.  From the drop-down, select Move To Trash. 

If the application is open in the background, you will receive an error pop-up saying The Item “Grammarly Desktop” Can’t Be Moved To Bin Because It’s Open. Click OK. Select Grammarly Icon from the menu bar, and choose Quit. Re-follow Steps 1-3. 

To re-add Grammarly in Microsoft Word, read the article on how to add Grammarly on Microsoft on Mac.

Solution #9. Sign-Out And Sign-In Back Grammarly Account

There might be an issue with an Account preventing the Grammarly application from working with Microsoft Word. Considering it as the culprit, we suggest Signing-out and signing it back. To do so, follow the steps below.

Sign-Out Grammarly Add-Ins

  1. Open Microsoft Word and create a New file.
  2. Once you do, select Grammarly from the Microsoft Toolbar.
  3. Select Open Grammarly.
  4. Now, choose Settings Gear Icon from the bottom right corner. And select Log Out.

Grammarly Add-Ins

  1.  Now choose Log In To Grammarly.
  2. And then select the preferred way to Sing-In. For instance, Sign-In With Apple ID.
  3. Enter your Apple ID credentials. Follow on-screen instructions. That’s It!

Sign-Out Grammarly Desktop

  1. Click on the Grammarly Icon from the menu bar.
  2. Choose Settings…
  3. Navigate and click Account Menu.
  4. Lastly, select Sign-Out Button. After this, close the window.

Grammarly Desktop

  1. Click on the Grammarly Icon from the menu bar.
  2. Choose Settings…
  3. Select Sign-In Button.

From the next screen, select Continue To Grammarly. Next, choose Open Grammarly > Open Grammarly Desktop. Here we end up.

Solution #10. Contact Grammarly Support

Still, Grammarly Add-In or Desktop not working on Microsoft Word on Mac; it’s time to contact Grammarly Support. 

Bottom Line

Hopefully, the solution mentioned in the article will put your Grammarly in working mode. And in case the issue persists, you can use the built Grammar extension of Microsoft Word. 

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