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New Feature Alert: Saving Your Ignored Suggestions

Libby Bushill

Libby Bushill

ProWritingAid's Lifecycle Marketer

Published May 27, 2021

prowritingaid's new ignore feature

It's finally here—the feature most requested by the ProWritingAid community of writers. ProWritingAid's Realtime Report will now save your ignored suggestions to make your editing process as smooth as possible.

We know that lots of you in the ProWritingAid community have been waiting for this—we're thrilled to finally be able to share this update with you.

So, how does it work? Previously, if you hit the ignore button on a ProWritingAid suggestion, that suggestion would reappear the next time you ran the realtime report.

ignore button on a prowritingaid suggestion

This meant that if you had ignored 50 passive voice suggestions in your document, those would pop back up when you next checked your text with Realtime. Not anymore!

Now, ignore really means ignore. If you switch to a different report, or close and re-open your document, the highlights you ignored will stay hidden, leaving you to focus on the suggestions you haven't reviewed yet.

Watch the short video below to see the new ignore feature in action:

When you ignore a suggestion, your document scores will update in the Summary Report to reflect the change. So, if you ignored most of your passive voice suggestions, you won't be penalized in your Summary Report for too much passive voice.

This feature is currently only available in the Realtime Report in our Web Editor, but will be rolled out across our other apps and extensions soon.

Go to the web editor now to try it out, or sign up for a free ProWritingAid account today to start your editing journey.

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Libby Bushill

Libby Bushill

ProWritingAid's Lifecycle Marketer

About Libby

Libby is ProWritingAid’s Lifecycle Marketer. When she’s not dreaming up our writing tips newsletters, she loves yoga, spending time outdoors, and trying new recipes.

Writing Experience

You’ll find Libby’s work on all things writing and grammar across the internet on writing blogs.


After studying English Literature at University, she is living her dream working with words every day.

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Libby co-edited of The University of Reading’s A Room of Our Own project.

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And this looks like a fabulous option to have especially within speech where you actually want passive voice or other errors.
Yes! This is definitely one of the factors that we kept in mind while working on this feature.
This truly good news. Thank you. I can hardly wait for it to appear in the desktop app since I rarely use the web version. Now, if you could just give me the option to tell PWA to ignore everything contained within dialogue tags that would be superb. People often speak ungrammatically.
What a great suggestion! We're glad that this is welcome news. :)
How far along is the windows PC version?
Hi there, we offer many options for windows PC. What was it you were specifically interested in?
This is not true. I have them popping back every time I run real time. I am not even using ignore function because of the wasted effort. I don't know what version this is, but I just bought it a couple months ago.
I'm sorry that you have been having problems with this! Please send an email to with a few details and our team will sort this out for you :)
So, I assume that Mac version 2.0.56 does NOT support this feature. When do you believe it will come to the Mac desktop app? Since it'd be really useful.
Hey there! Currently, our desktop app integrations (Mac and Windows) cannot remember ignores. Unfortunately, I don't have a specific release date to tell you, but I know this is something we're working hard on!
Any updates on when this will be available for the MS Word add-in? I worked through 2200 suggestions, ignoring a major portion of them. I needed to reboot my laptop, so I had to run a new report and I now have to go through them all again!
Hey there! Thank you for your comment. The MS Word add-in should be remembering ignores. Can you please send our support team an email at (if you haven't already)? One of our support team members will be happy to help you out, as this will go more in-depth than communicating via comments!
Mine is not remembering ignores either. VERY frustrating.
That's not good! If you haven't already, could you please send a support query in to as well?
Any update on when this will be available for the desktop app? This feature would save so much time!
Hey there! Unfortunately, I do not have an update on this just yet. So sorry for any disappointment!
I'm also very interested in when this feature will come to Windows desktop as it's the only way my scores will increase! :)
This feature is not working for me on the Google Doc Extension or the web editor. Each time I reload the same suggestions come back even though I've ignored it.
Hey there! We're sorry to hear you're having trouble with this feature! If you haven't already, could you please send an email to our support team at They'll be happy to help you with this!

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