From an installation point-of-view, MapSpeller has two parts:
- A spell-checker, along with its license and maintenance keys
(MapSpeller_lic.txt and MapSpeller_mtn.txt), which must be installed by
Windows administrators. These files are shared by all MapSpeller users.
- An Esri add-in file (.esriaddin) along with its user initialization
file (MapSpeller_ini.txt). They must be installed by each MapSpeller
end-user and don't require administrative rights to install.
In the simplest installation, the person who will be using MapSpeller
has Windows administrative rights and therefore can install and register
everything himself/herself. The person who
registers the software
is automatically registered as a user.
When additional people are licensed to use MapSpeller on a PC or
emulation server (Citrix, for ex.), each of them must enable the
MapSpeller add-in and register as a user with Edgetech America, Inc.
Enabling the MapSpeller Esri add-in can be done in two ways:
- By having end-users double-click on the MapSpeller
esriaddin file. As described above, potential MapSpeller users would
still need to register with Edgetech America, Inc. to obtain their
personalized initialization file (MapSpeller_ini.txt) as detailed
- By declaring a shared Esri add-in folder that holds the
MapSpeller add-in. This option has the advantage of simplifying
future updates of the MapSpeller add-in for all users.
Option B. is discussed further below.
The esriaddin file can be placed in a folder accessible to every
potential MapSpeller user. Each user can then point the ArcMap
Add-In Manager to that folder as illustrated below. Alternatively,
Windows administrators can use the
Windows Registry to reach the same result.
The MapSpeller add-in becomes visible in the ArcMap Add-In Manager under its
The MapSpeller toolbar would become accessible in a manner
similar to any
other ArcMap toolbar.
Each time the esriaddin file in the shared folder is updated, all
individual users automatically inherit the update.
Each user would still need to obtain his/her own MapSpeller_ini.txt
file by registering as a user with Edgetech America, Inc. from the
Licensing tab of the MapSpeller Options dialog. They will be reminded to
do so when starting MapSpeller.