Clients’ IT people often call me and say that a given user has just gotten a new PC and how do they set up Worldox. When I tell them, they can’t believe it’s that simple. Here is what you need to do.
1. First, the new user has to be created in the Worldox users table (using the Worldox Admin program). The user name must be identical to the Windows login for Worldox to start up automatically.
2. Installing Worldox on a PC is a command line operation. Run [x:\serverpath]\worldox\wdmirror.exe /i. That’s it. DO NOT run any Worldox msi. Doing so will install a complete separate instance of the program on the local PC and if you try to run Worldox from that it will ask you for a license number. The program is installed to c:\worldox.
2. Create a Worldox shortcut for c:\worldox\wdmirror.exe. Copy and paste this shortcut to the user’s startup directory, or to the all users startup directory, depending on how the PC is to be used. If the user has been created in the Worldox user table, Worldox should start automatically. If it hasn’t, the user needs to be created in Worldox.
3. Worldox should integrate automatically with Word, Excel and Outlook. If it does not, you may need to manually copy and paste the Worldox templates to the Word or Excel startup directory. For Office 2016/365, the templates are @wd4wordf.dotm and @wd4excelf.xlam for 32-bit office (the preferred installation. @W64wordf.dotm and W64excelf.xlam for 64 bit).
4. Be sure the Word shortcut is set to start up with a “/m” parameter (.....word.exe /m). This short circuits a lot of the MS junk and lets you start working with Worldox more efficiently.
If Worldox is integrated correctly, you will see a “WORLDOX” menu item at the top of Word and Excel. Test by opening or saving a file. Worldox should pop up.