Microsoft Announces a New Microsoft Word Tool to Improve Writing

Microsoft has recently announced a so-called Similarity checker, a new tool that’s bundled with the Editor tool in Microsoft Word and supposed to help determine if the text in a document is original or requires attribution.

Currently available for Microsoft 365 EDU A3 and A5 customers who run preview builds of the Office productivity suite, the Similarity checker is due to go live for everybody in July this year.

Once launched, the new feature can help determine how much of a document is similar to online sources, at some level also helping prevent plagiarism. It provides a bunch of other recommendations, including tools to let you know where you need to insert in-text citations.

Using the Bing platform to search for similar sources

The whole thing is powered by Bing, so it performs a search online to look for other sources that are similar to your document.

“The Similarity checker can identify and help writers with originality in their writing … (read more)
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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

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