Getting Started

WordRake for Outlook edits your emails so you can press Send with confidence. Take a tour of WordRake for Outlook here.

Once WordRake installation is complete, open Outlook and click New Email or select Reply or Forward in an existing email. (The WordRake tab will not appear unless a new email, reply, or forward has been started.)


In Outlook 2013 and 2016, you may click the New Message button to find the WordRake tab (it will appear on the new email message), or in Preview mode, you may find the WordRake tab along the top of the Outlook ribbon for replies and forwards. To access the WordRake controls, select the WordRake tab. 



Choose Your Preferred Editing Feedback:

Check the box to tell WordRake which types of editing suggestions you'd like to receive. Select Brevity to shorten sentences or Simplicity to change complex words into familiar ones. You can select both. If you don't choose, you will receive only Brevity suggestions.



Click Rake to Get Suggestions:

Next, click the Rake button. Clicking the Rake button reveals WordRake's suggestions. Note: WordRake will not rake previous replies or auto signatures.


If you click the Rake button with no text selected, the software will Rake the entire email you're writing. To Rake only certain sections, highlight the desired text and select Rake.


Choose Which Suggestions to Keep:

Use the WordRake Accept and Reject controls to indicate which suggestions to keep.


Now you can hit Send with confidence, knowing your message is clear and concise.

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