Acrolinx for XMetaL Author Admin Guide

General Configurations

Enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)

Even though XMetaL isn't a web application, it uses Internet Explorer to load the Sidebar. This means you need to enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) on your Acrolinx core server. Check out this article on how to enable CORS.

Optional: Specify your Acrolinx URL with an MSI Installer Property

If you use the MSI installer properties to automate the installation of Acrolinx for XMetaL, 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 XMetaLSidebar.msi /qn 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: Embed Check Data

Acrolinx for XMetaL supports embedding your check results directly in your document.

Here’s an example of how embedded check data looks for XML documents:

acrolinxCheckData score="82" scorecardUrl=">SERVER_ADDRESS</output/en/gear_pump_xhtml_admin_38616c5a5ff3e6fe_1_report.html" timeStarted="2017-10-10T06:24:03Z" status="green"

To learn more, see our article on Embed Check Data for Sidebar Integrations.