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KNOWN ISSUE: Grammarly interferes with HubTool and linking

  1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image63
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 2 years ago

    I am not familiar with some of the new changes introduced here in HP. I wish to know any changes made in the usage of LINKS and what is there with Grammarly option. Though I used the Grammarly assistance, I am not fully aware of its proper usages and benefits.  Also, I am unable to give link to my hubs on a text. Still linking possible if I add it as a separate capsule. I don't know what is wrong with 'text-linking'. How can I solve this issue? Please help me.

    1. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Not sure of the grammar option as I edit my content with Microsoft Word used for the word processing. Checking at the Learning Center I see there is a Learning Hub with steps for the Link Tool in the Text Capsule. Those instructions are:

      Highlight the word or phrase
      Click on the chain link at above right

      A popup window appears titled Insert/Edit Link

      There will next be a window saying URL in it
      Type or paste the URL to be linked to for the highlighted word or phrase

      Other options there are self explanatory

      Close the Tool

      Yes, there is a linking capsule that may be used too. Once inserting that capsule and opening it is easily self explanatory showing where to place the URL to be linked.

      Hope that helps.

      1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image63
        sunilkunnoth2012posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        You have said it right and I had been doing the same thing till now. But these never work nowadays. Hence I raised this issue here. I think it may be because of the newly "Grammarly' option. I hope someone will take note of this issue I raised here and give some helpful tips. Thank you for your comments.

      2. Venkatachari M profile image83
        Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        You have made it crystal clear, Tim. Now, as Matthew Meyer says, one has to disable grammarly and then only can link the url if he is linking in text capsules.

        1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image63
          sunilkunnoth2012posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Just listen to what Sue Adams has said here. Hope this will resolve the issue to some extent atleast.

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image75
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      There is a known issue with Grammarly that affects linking.
      The workaround is to disable Grammarly and restart your browser.

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I wanted to use it but had to remove it because it kept me from doing many things on my computer.  It's a great program, but apparently has some unhappy glitches.

      1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image63
        sunilkunnoth2012posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Please see the comment of Sue Adams and execute that plan to solve this issue.

  2. colorfulone profile image89
    colorfuloneposted 2 years ago

    I was having browser problems while working on hubs some time ago after installing Grammerly. I can not pin point the problem to the Grammerly extension, but with it disable I have not had any more problems. So! It is possible that is the extension that caused problems on Chrome.

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image63
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      thanks for this input.

  3. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 2 years ago

    I have Grammarly installed. To avoid the issues, you have to write / edit hubs in two stages:

    1. paste in your content and format the hub with Grammarly switched off.
    2. switch Grammarly on and check spelling at the end when everything is in place.

    btw this is not an HP problem, the same thing happens when I work on my own website. When switched on, Grammarly interferes with formatting.

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image63
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Oh! Finally I got a convincing reply. I shall do accordingly and find how it works then. BTW, can you tell me how can I switch off the Grammarly option. Also love to know your opinion on the functionalities and benefits of the Grammarly. Thank you for your response.

      1. Venkatachari M profile image83
        Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        But, I never instal or use grammarly. So, I don't have any problem with adding links at all. Whenever there is any spelling mistake, it shows up with a red underline. I correct it immediately. I do not need grammar.

        1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image63
          sunilkunnoth2012posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          WE had been advised to take advantage of this new scheme, that is Grammarly through a hub weekly report a few weeks ago. In fact it was a suggestion by HP to just try it out. Hence I just tried and found some merits as well demerits. My observation is that it is more helpful that the typical spell check offered by MSWord hence recommendable. Though the software helps us well to find our the spelling and grammar errors, it is a little bit irritating too while we work on hubs. We can either use or just ignore it. That's all.  Thank you for the comments.

      2. Sue Adams profile image92
        Sue Adamsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I use Grammarly as a Chrome extension. Go settings, extensions.

        http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12494799_f1024.jpg

        Make sure it is "enabled". Chrome then places a small green icon in the top nav bar. Click on that icon to switch on or off. Switch off when formatting, switch on when checking spelling and grammar.

        Now that I am used to it, I couldn't do without Grammarly as it checks punctuation and grammar over and above the normal spell check. For me, it is the last thing to do, the finishing touch, before publishing a new article or hitting the "done editing" button. Grammarly has found many punctuation and small grammatical errors in all the articles I have applied it to so far both here and on my own site.

        Don't give up on it, just use it the way it works best: switch it on only to check a finished, formatted hub where all the copy and pasting jobs have already been done.

  4. Jodah profile image86
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    I installed Grammarly for two days but found it so difficult to write or edit a hub that I disabled it. Just too much trouble. It made writing a hub take twice as long as normal. Not worth it to me.

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image63
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes Jodah, most of the hubbers are sharing your opinion. Though Grammarly helps us several ways, it  does trouble us while we type. Thank you for your comments.

  5. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image63
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for this information and advice. I hope other hubbers will take note of this forum post. I do endorse your observation that Grammarly is very helpful and quite fantastic too. But we should be careful while playing with this system since sometimes the suggestion it offers is blunders. Still I will say Grammarly will help us in great way to make our articles more error-free and fascinating. Thank you once again for your kind support.

 
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