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Grammarly does not work with LaTex, but I believe it still can be helpful:

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I like to use Grammarly Chrome extension with an online Latex editor. I tried sharelatex, overleaf , authorea and verbosus on Chrome. Even though the Grammarly icon on the top right seems active, it doesn't work:

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If you have Grammarly installed and try to write a question/answer or comment while on a StackExchange website, you can see that it works (the small red or green circle on the bottom left of the text frame shows the number of errors and gives the proper hints).

Do you know any way to force Grammarly to work on Chrome or another browser / OS / Website ?

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  • In meanwhile, I also tried papeeria.com, publications.li/blue and cloud.sagemath.com. still no success... – Woeitg Oct 13 '16 at 10:51
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    I've just asked Grammarly to add this feature. Currently, there is still no native solution for that. – ignacio Jan 19 '20 at 21:37
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    @ignacio Thanks for initiating the feature request. Is there any way how to add any votes to this idea so that it becomes more popular? – billyandriam Sep 23 '20 at 20:50
  • Check out the answer by Robin Dijkhof, who actually created a working solution. Kudos, Robin! IMHO, his should be the accepted solution. – MicroservicesOnDDD Nov 20 '20 at 23:32
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I used to copy and paste, as Hamid suggested until recently. I created a chrome extension that copies the .tex content; filters the commands/keywords and pastes the plain text in a textarea. This textarea is displayed over the pdf preview and all textareas are scanned by Grammarly. enter image description here

It is not yet on the store, but you are able to install it if you are only a bit technical. You can find it here: https://github.com/robindijkhof/overleaf-textarea

EDIT: I created a new version. Changed made by Grammarly are automatically merged back to Overleaf. I published it to the Chrome store, it is currently waiting for a review.

EDIT: It is now available from the store. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/overleaf-textarea/iejmieihafhhmjpoblelhbpdgchbckil

EDIT: JFYI, it's also available for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/overleaf-textarea

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    I badly need it! – Jānis Erdmanis Oct 4 '20 at 0:34
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    Good job Robin. Can you also add information about the name and instructions to install it? – Woeitg Oct 4 '20 at 10:06
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    @Woeitg I forgot about the link. I just added it. – Robin Dijkhof Oct 4 '20 at 14:01
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    Kudos on the chrome extension, it works brilliantly! – Aritra Das Oct 15 '20 at 14:35
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    Wow, amazing, you've done what the overleaf team is too lazy to do for ages!!! Thanks:) – DsCpp Oct 26 '20 at 6:28
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In overleaf, if you select rich text mode, then Grammarly works when you write a comment. This screenshot shows the idea:

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Update: to somehow make it faster to check, you may select the text you want to analyze and press the comment button so that the text goes directly in the comment and Grammarly checks it instantly.

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    Only works with comments? Why not the actual text? – cmiller8 Feb 20 '17 at 7:56
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    better ask Overleaf team and more importantely, Grammarly team. – Woeitg Feb 21 '17 at 6:16
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    This does not seem to work anymore. I can't comment from rich text,at least from firefox – andy Oct 19 '20 at 21:54
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As a suggestion, I usually write the whole article then check all of its content (all latex document) by Grammarly desktop and also languagetool (and also maybe some others) together to proofread it completely. Then, I refresh the file by copy and pasting the result into the editor (in my case texstudio but you may copy and paste in sharelatex).

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    the question is about how to integrate Grammarly. Your answer basically suggesting a manual copy and past . – Woeitg Oct 20 '16 at 18:42
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    Actually, I think this is an example of pen or pencil in space dilemma. My suggestion, instead of inventing pen for space use pencil if you don't have resources. – Hamid Oct 20 '16 at 18:54

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