Acrolinx for Mac Admin Guide

General Configurations

Install VBA

To use Acrolinx, you need to install VBA on your Mac.

VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) is most often installed during the installation of Office for Mac. However, it’s possible that it's not there. In this case, you need install VBA separately.

Optional: Distribute the Acrolinx Preferences

You can use your deployment architecture to distribute preferences like the Acrolinx URL to your users' computers. This is helpful if you want to avoid issues like mistyped URLs or simply to speed up the working process.

You distribute the preferences by first creating the preferences file on your own computer. Then you can push this file to the preferences folder on the users' computers. The technical details of how you distribute this file depend on your individual distribution architecture.

To create and distribute the preferences file, follow these steps:

  1. Set your Acrolinx preferences.
  2. Quit Acrolinx.
  3. In the Finder, go to the ~/Library/Preferences/ folder.

    If you've set the preferences correctly, you should find the Acrolinx preferences file here.

  4. Copy the Acrolinx preferences file: com.acrolinx.Acrolinx.plist
  5. Distribute this file to the ~/Library/Preferences/ folder on your users' computers.