Workstation requirements - On Premises R2020

On-premises requirements, installation, and upgrade guide

Author-it requirements for individual workstations (clients) are separated by user module.


  • CPU: 1.5 GHz minimum
  • RAM: 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
  • Solid State Drive recommended
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • .NET Framework 4.8
  • Microsoft Word 365 / 2016 / 2013
  • Java Runtime Engine or OpenJDK. (required for JavaHelp or Oracle Help)
  • Antenna House 6.5 or later (required for ProCSS pdf outputs)
  • Saxon for .NET 9.7 or later (required for Magellan outputs)

Contribute, Review, and Localize

  • Google Chrome / Mozilla Firefox / Microsoft Edge / Internet Explorer 9+

The review process uses two modules Review and Author. While in the review phase of a review, reviewers operate only in the Review module to make suggestions and comments on content. Their browser options are Internet Explorer 9+, Mozilla Firefox, or Chrome. While in the same Review module, editors monitor these suggestions and comments, and interact with the reviewers. However, in the editorial phase of a review, editors only accept or reject changes and edit content in the Author module.

Note: Browsers extensions that interfere with content (such as ad-blockers) may interfere with the display and operation of web applications. We recommend you disable these extensions for these sites.