|Acrolinx Server||4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2|
If you're giving your writers a version of Acrolinx that includes a sidebar, you'll need to update your Acrolinx server first. The sidebar is included in the newest versions of Acrolinx for various editors. These versions of Acrolinx have the version number 4.3 or higher.
The setup for the sidebar edition depends on the type of editor that your writers use and your server version.
|Editor Type||Server Version||Setup Description|
|Locally installed software||4.7 or later||
You're in luck. The sidebar comes installed as part of the server so you don't need to do anything.
If you need to reinstall the sidebar for any reason, just follow the installation procedure for server version 4.6 .
|4.6 or earlier||
If your writers use a locally installed editor such as Microsoft Word, you'll need to
install the sidebar files on your Acrolinx server
When a writer opens Acrolinx in their editor, the Acrolinx plug-in loads the sidebar from the Acrolinx server. If the sidebar files aren't there, the Acrolinx plug-in wont work.
If your writers use a web application such as Google Docs, you might need to
enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) on your core server
.You enable CORS so that your Acrolinx server and the web application server can share resources. How do you know for sure if your need to enable CORS?
Installing the Sidebar Files on the Acrolinx Server
If your writers use a locally installed editor such as Microsoft Word, you'll need to install Acrolinx on their computers. If they use a sidebar edition of Acrolinx, you'll also need to download the sidebar files and install them on your Acrolinx server.
Make sure that you do this before installing Acrolinx on your writers' computers.
To install the Acrolinx Sidebar files on your Acrolinx Server, follow these steps:
Enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) on your Core Server
If your writers use a web application such as Google Docs, you enable CORS so that the web application and the Acrolinx server can share resources.
If you don't enable CORS, your writers will see the error message "We couldn't establish a secure connection to your server" when they try to open the Acrolinx Sidebar.
To enable CORS on your Acrolinx Server, follow these steps:
Open your overlay of the core server properties file.
You find the overlay for the core server properties file in the following location:
Add the following property:
For example, if your web application is hosted at the address https://clever-docs.com , you would enter the property as follows:
If you're still having trouble logging in to your Acrolinx server from the sidebar, try enabling CORS from any source. To do this, add the property as follows:
However, we recommend that you use this setting only for temporary testing. Allowing CORS from any source could make your server vulnerable to malicious activity.
- Save your changes and restart the core server.