Troubleshooting Grammarly Not Working with Google Docs

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Are you having trouble gtting Grammarly to work with Google Docs? Grammarly is an invaluable tool for anyone who writes and edits documents, allowing you to quickly catch and fix common mistakes and typos. Unfortunately, some users have experienced issues getting the Grammarly sidebar to appear in Google Docs.

If you use Chrome as your preferred browser, accessing Grammarly’s full functionality in Google Docs should be a breeze. To get started, open an existing Google document or start a new one and click the Grammarly button in the lower right corner of your browser window. If you don’t see the floating widget apper in Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents, check your system tray for the Grammarly icon. Right-click on it and select Settings.

Once you’re in the settings menu, click on Blocked Apps. From here, you can remove any programs that are blocking the sidebar from appearing in Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents. After taking these steps, try accessing the Grammarly sidebar aain – it should appear without any problems!

For those who don’t use Chrome as their primary browser, there are still ways to access Grammarly’s full functionality while using Google Docs. For instance, you can download the dedicated Grammarly app from your mobile device’s app store (Android or iOS). This will give you access to all of Grammarly’s features within Google Docs – even if you’re not on Chrome!

It’s also worth noting that if none of these solutions work for you, it may be due to an issue with your internet connection or even a bug with Google’s software itself. If this is the case, contact either Google or Grammarly support and they shold be able to help out!

Grammarly is a great tool for writers and editors alike – so make sure that you get the most out of it by troubleshooting any issues that arise when trying to access its features within Google Docs!

Enabling Grammarly on Google Docs

To enable Grammarly on Google Docs, open an existing Google document or create a new one and click the blue Grammarly button in the lower right corner of the browser window. Once you click the button, you’ll be prompted to either sign up for a free Grammarly account or log in if you already have an account. After signing up or logging in, you’ll see the Grammarly sidebar on the right-hand side of your document, whih will list any grammar and spelling errors it finds. You can then click on any of the suggestions to see more details and make changes as needed.

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Troubleshooting Grammarly Pop-Up Issues

Grammarly may not be popping up in your Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document because it has not been given permission to run in those applications. To give Grammarly permission to run in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, you will need to locate the Grammarly icon in your system tray and right-click on it. Then select Settings and click on Blocked Apps. Finally, click Remove to give Grammarly permission to run. Once this is done, the Grammarly widget shoud appear in your documents.

Absence of Grammar Check in Google Docs

Google Docs does not have a grammar check feature because it is designed to be more of a word processor than an editor. Grammar checking requires a more sophisticated analysis of the text, which would require more resources and processing power than would be feasible for Google Docs. Instead, Google Docs provies spelling and basic text formatting tools that help users produce documents quickly and efficiently.

Unblocking Grammarly on Google Docs

In order to unblock Grammarly on Google Docs, you need to first ensure that the Grammarly extension is installed in your browser. If it is, find the Grammarly icon in your browser’s toolbar and click on it. This will open a window with various options. From here, make sure that Check for writing suggestions on Google Docs is turned on. If this option is already enabled but Grammarly isn’t providing any suggestions, try disabling and then re-enabling it. If the issue persists, you may need to uninstall and reinstall the extension.

Making Grammarly Pop Up

To make Grammarly pop up, you need to install the Grammarly browser extension. To do so, open your web browser and click on the puzzle icon in the upper-right corner of the window. Then, select “Add to Chrome” to install the extension. Once it is installed, Grammarly will appear as a blue icon in your toolbar and will be enabled for all text boxes on websites. Whenever you type something in a text box, Grammarly will automatically analyze it and provide writing suggestions.

Using Grammarly to Pop Up Automatically

To get Grammarly to pop up, open any text document in Microsoft Word and locate the Grammarly tab in the toolbar. Once you click on it, you may be prompted to log into your Grammarly account. After doing so, the Grammarly sidebar will appear on the right side of the window. It should say “Checking…” at first, then start displaying suggestions for your writing.


In conclusion, Grammarly is a powerful and reliable tool that helps users improve their writing. It works with all major browsers, including Chrome, and can be accessed in Google Docs via the Grammarly sidebar. It also provides helpful suggestions for Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. With its easy-to-use interface and comprehensive features, Grammarly is an ideal choice for anyone who wants to enhance their written work.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.