Content Analyzer Admin Guide

General Configurations

Optional: Extend the file types that Acrolinx checks

As an Acrolinx administrator you can extend the file types that Acrolinx checks. See the article How to Configure Acrolinx to Recognize Your File Type to learn more.

Optional: Specify your Acrolinx URL with an MSI Installer Property

If you use the MSI installer properties to automate the installation of the Acrolinx Content Analyzer, you can now also specify your Acrolinx URL. This means, writers don't have to enter this information themselves. To set your Acrolinx URL, use the property ACROLINX_SERVER_ADDRESS.


Specify the Acrolinx URL.

msiexec /i AcrolinxContentAnalyzer2019.msi /qb ACROLINX_SERVER_ADDRESS=

Note: This property works for first-time installations only. The property gets ignored during an update and whichever Acrolinx URL is currently configured gets used instead.

Optional: Override System Proxy Settings

The Content Analyzer uses the system proxy settings by default. You can override this default by using the --proxy parameter in the command line.

For example, to specifically define your proxy in the Windows command line, use the following command:

start "" "[file_path]\Acrolinx Content Analyzer 2019\Acrolinx Content Analyzer 2019.exe" --proxy [http://myproxy]

Optional: Connect with Non-Standard SSL Certificates

If your organization uses non-standard SSL certificates, you can set the variable NODE_EXTRA_CA_CERTS. This should point to a .pem file that contains the details of your custom certificate authority.

Ideally, you should set NODE_EXTRA_CA_CERTS as a global environment variable, so that you only have to set it once.

To set NODE_EXTRA_CA_CERTS as a global environment variable on Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. In Windows, open the Control Panel.
  2. Go to System and Security > System and click Advanced system settings.
  3. In the dialog box that appears, go to Advanced and click Environment Variables.
  4. Under System Variables click New.
  5. In Variable name enter NODE_EXTRA_CA_CERTS.
  6. In Variable value enter the path to your .pem file.
  7. Click OK and restart the Acrolinx Content Analyzer.

Optional: Configure Extraction Settings

Most content doesn't just contain text, it also contains images, diagrams, and sometimes markup like XML or HTML. To check text correctly, Acrolinx needs to extract the text from your content. You can define the extraction settings using Content Profiles. You can configure your Content Profiles, but your guidance package also comes with default Content Profiles.