Plugin settings - On Premises 6.4

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When you use your custom plugins with Author you have the following options:

  • Allow plugins that are applied at library level (to all users) - store the plugins in a central location that all users have access to. Use the Administrator plugin settings to set this option.
  • Allow individual users to use their own plugins - store the plugins on the local machine. Use the Administrator plugin settings to set this option and the Author File Locations to set the path to the plugin.
  • Allow both options - you can use both options, however you'll need to ensure their is no functionality conflict between your "library" level and "individual" user level plugins.

Note: The plug-ins settings are optional. For information on plug-ins and Author refer to the Author-it DevHub Library.

Setting locations

  • In Author-it Administrator the plug-in settings are found under Settings > Plug-in Settings.
  • In Author the plug-in settings are found under File > User Options > File Locations.

Library Level Plug-ins

Use the Administrator plug-in Settings to set this option and point to the plug-in file stored on the server.

  • In Author-it Administrator the plug-in settings are found under Settings > Plug-in Settings.
  • Plug-in folder path: Use this option when you have plug-ins that are applied at library level, that is, the plug-in is applied to all users. Add the path to the folder on the server containing the plug-ins.

    Note: Paths can be relative to the library or absolute; UNC paths can be used for this option.

    Plug-in Settings - Library Level Plug-ins Option

User Level Plug-ins

Use the Administrator plug-in Settings to set this option and the Author File Locations to set the path to the plug-in stored locally.

  • In Author-it Administrator the plug-in settings are found under Settings > Plug-in Settings.
  • Enable user plug-ins check box: Select the check box to enable individual users to make use of their own plug-ins. When this option is selected the user must also update the plug-in path under the User Options in the Author-it module.

    Plug-in Settings - User Level Option

Completing the User Level Plug-ins settings in the Author module

  • In Author click File > Author-it Options. The plug-in settings are found in the User Options on the File Locations tab.

    Author File User Options

  • Plug-ins field: Set the path to the folder on the local machine used to store the plug-ins. This option is enabled when the "Enable user plug-ins" option in Author-it Administrator is selected (not the "Library plug-ins" option).

    For example, C:\Program Files\Author-it\My_Plug-ins

    Note: UNC paths cannot be used in this setting.