Confluence Collaborative Editing blocks Grammarly Extension

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Platform Notice: Server and Data Center Only - This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.

Problem

Confluence does not allow Editing when Grammarly Extension is enabled.

Observation

Collaborative Editing is a new feature that is introduced in Confluence 6.0 which allows 2 or more users to modify a single page simultaneously while those changes are merged and synchronized in real-time to all users.

When trying to edit a Confluence page when Collaborative Editing is enabled, a warning appears saying that the Grammarly extension is not supported.

The below warning message is displayed.


It is not possible to edit the page unless you disable your Grammarly extension.

Cause

Grammarly extension changes the content of a page on the fly in an attempt to correct grammar mistakes and pinpoint contextual spelling errors and poor vocabulary usage. This results in changes in the HTML structure of the page. Confluence Collaborative Editing will constantly publish those changes and synchronizes them to all users currently editing this page.

This can cause unpublished content to be lost or content corruption on the page, not to mention a frustrating user experience.

Workaround

The available workaround is to disable Grammarly for Confluence sites only.

Here's How to disable Grammarly on Chrome for one or more websites.


Last modified on May 14, 2018

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