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Grammarian PRO X Detailed Installation

Please follow this exactly step-by-step. If you get lost, please reread the step until it makes sense. If you don't understand something or you get hung up, email us. It may help to print this out or copy the text into another program so that it is easier to view. Click on the Watch-Now graphic to watch the installation step movie clip. So, let's get started.

Please note that the logging out or restarting is important. MacOS X loads/unloads components much like OS 9 loaded extensions. It does this only at startup or logging in. YOU MUST DO THIS!

First, if you have a previous Grammarian PRO X installed, run the Grammarian Uninstaller that is located in the same folder as the currently installed Grammarian application. This will insure a clean install.


Now let's install a new Grammarian PRO X.

1) From your Grammarian PRO X dmg, drag the "Grammarian PRO X" folder over to the Applications folder on your OSX drive.

2) Run the "Grammarian™" application. Grammarian will ask you to install an Input Menu into your components folder. Click "Okay". Then Grammarian will tell you that it successfully installed the component. Next, Grammarian will you ask to log out or restart.

3) Now, click LOG OUT or RESTART.

4) After the computer logs in or reboots, open System Preferences from the Apple menu on the far left-hand side of the menu bar.

5) After the System Preferences window opens, select the "International" icon (the blue flag icon) from the System Preferences Panel.

6) Select the "Input Menu" panel tab on the right side.  

7) If you are running OSX 10.3 Panther or OSX 10.4 Tiger, click the checkbox for "Show input menu in menu bar" to ON meaning the checkbox has a checkmark. 

Now, look for the item called "Grammarian". It has a checkmark icon in front of its name. You may have to scroll down the list to see it.

8) Click the checkbox for the Grammarian item to ON meaning the checkbox has a checkmark.

9) A FLAG icon should now appear on the menu bar. The flag icon appears next to the Help item in OSX 10.2.x and on the right side on OSX 10.3 or OSX 10.4. See it? If a flag icon DOES NOT appear on the menu bar, try switching a couple of the other languages on/off by clicking on their checkboxes until you see a flag icon appear on the menu bar. (On OSX10.2.x, some people have reported that they had to do this to get the flag to appear. This is an Apple bug which does not always happen for everyone.) Another shortcut trick reported to us by Joan Mumbauer, a registered user, is: "After you check the Grammarian box and the "Show input menu in menu bar", hit apple, option, and space bar. This automatically puts the pencil in the menu bar."

10) Go up to the flag icon and click on it. Do you see an item named "Grammarian"? Select the Grammarian menu item.

11) Grammarian should be activated, and the flag icon turns into a reddish-brown checkmark icon. A pencil should appear on the menubar. The pencil is Grammarian's menu. Click on the pencil icon. This displays all of Grammarian's functions. That's it, you've done it.


1) In the Grammarian™ X Documentation folder in the Grammarian PRO X folder (Applications folder), double-click on the "All Grammar Examples.rtf" document to open it into TextEdit.

2) Once the document is open, go to the Grammarian pencil menu and select "Check All...".

3) Grammarian now selects all of your text and brings up a spelling/grammar check window.


Grammarian's pencil menu will indicate a yellow color if interactive spell checking is on, a green color if interactive grammar checking is on, and a yellow-green color if both are on.

1) Turn on interactive spell checking by selecting the Interactive Checking submenu and then selecting the Spelling menu item. Grammarian's pencil menu turns yellow. This indicates that interactive spell checking is on. 

2) Next, select the Auto-Show Spelling item from this same menu. An underline marker on the Grammarian menu indicates Auto-Show Spelling is on.

3) Open a new untitled document in TextEdit and type a misspelled word such as "seef" into the document. The interactive spelling window automatically shows in order to make a correction. Press the command key and the number "1" key. Grammarian will retype the correct word "see".

4) You can set up interactive grammar checking in the same way.

The installation is somewhat tricky. But once you get it, it sticks. Also, the next time will be easy. Remember, if you have any problems, email us.




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