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Sapling for Microsoft Word

Sapling is a spelling and grammar checker that integrates with Microsoft Office and Word.

Sapling's new desktop application natively supports desktop programs, including Word. We recommend using it instead of the older Word add-in.

Get Sapling Desktop

Sapling supports the following versions of Word on MacOS and Windows:

  • Word 2016 (Microsoft Office 2016)
  • Word 2019 (Microsoft Office 2019)
  • Word 365 (Microsoft Office 365)
  • Word/Office Live

Sapling also works on through browser extensions.

Check out our Outlook page as well.

Screenshot of Sapling integration for Microsoft Word.

Word Add-In (Deprecated): Install Instructions


These instructions are for installing Sapling's old Word add-in.

We recommend you use the new desktop application instead: Sapling Desktop.

Add-ins menu.
Click Get Add-Ins

Within Word, Click Get Add-ins. Try looking under the Insert menu if you don't see it.

Add-ins search for Sapling.
Search Sapling

Search for Sapling, then click Add and follow the instructions.

Launch Sapling icon in menu.
Launch Sapling

Under the Home menu, towards the right, you should see Launch Sapling. Click to start the Sapling side pane and log in.


If the above instructions don't work, or you're directed to the Microsoft Admin Center, try following the instructions on this page—in particular the section on "Integrated apps".

After Installation

Click the Launch Sapling icon, sign in, and click Start Sapling.

Sapling will display edits in the right sidepane. Clicking on a particular edit will highlight that edit to the left in the Word document. Click the ✓ button to accept edits and the × button to ignore edits.