Connectix User Guide

User Guide / Connectix

Connectix

Connectix is a utility for connecting Antidote with other software applications (hence its name). It allows you to use Antidote wherever you write, automatically applying your modifications from the corrector to the text in the application.

It also includes the Connectix Agent, which permanently monitors integration and offers you a number of ways to access Antidote. The Connectix Agent is presented in the following section.

Choose the tab that corresponds to your operating system: Windows or Mac.

Windows
Mac

Access to Connectix

Connectix starts running automatically when Antidote 11 is installed. You can also open it at any time from your applications folder, from Antidote 11’s Help menu, or from the Connectix Agent.

Note — Connectix is also available for organizations subscribed to Antidote Web. See the relevant section Antidote Web Startup Guide.

Integrating Antidote With Your Other Software

Connectix automatically recognizes compatible software applications on your computer and offers to add the appropriate connectors in the first tab, Add. The following tab, Remove, shows the added connectors and allows you to remove them.

Connectix either adds or removes connectors for the selected applications by itself, or it guides you through this operation. Some applications, such as browsers, require extra steps from you. In this case, Connectix will provide you with detailed instructions to follow in the application in question. Ensure that you keep the Connectix window in view so that you can follow the steps.

Use With Your Software

In the Use tab, you will find detailed documentation on how Antidote interacts with each of your software applications. Unlike a conventional user guide, Connectix only shows information that applies to applications installed on your computer. This helps you find the answers you need straight away.

For example, if you are wondering how to run Antidote from PowerPoint, you will be able to quickly navigate to all the details for this application.

Compatible Software

The Compatibilities tab lists all the software applications compatible with your Antidote. Those that are already integrated with Antidote are labelled with a tick, while those that cannot be found on your computer are labelled with a question mark. An exclamation mark indicates that the version or edition of the application installed on your computer is not compatible with Antidote. You can select an application to see the supported versions.

Options

The Options tab allows you to manage certain aspects of Antidote’s integration with your other software. It also gives you access to the Connectix Agent (see the Connectix Agent Settings section on this topic).

The options, which vary by application, manage how Antidote is shown in the application in question. In some cases, advanced options are accessible via a button, although they may affect Antidote’s performance and stability. So, please use caution when adjusting them or, better still, only adjust them in accordance with instructions sent to you from our help centre.

Diagnosis

The Diagnosis tab in Connectix contains information useful for technical support in a number of areas: the version of Antidote and Connectix that you are using, your operating system, compatible software (location, architecture, version, execution status, etc.) and its connector (integration status, version, etc.).

If you wish to submit a request to our help centre, you can include the information in the first panel, Connectix. This will facilitate the work of our team. If your request concerns integration between Antidote and a particular software application, you can also go to the corresponding panel and include this information.

Access to Connectix

Connectix starts running automatically when Antidote 11 is installed. You can also open it at any time from your applications folder, from Antidote 11’s Help menu, or from the Connectix Agent.

Note — Connectix is also available for organizations subscribed to Antidote Web. See the relevant section in the Antidote Web Startup Guide.

Integrating Antidote With Your Other Software

Connectix automatically recognizes compatible software on your computer and offers to add the appropriate connectors in the first tab, Add. The following tab, Remove shows the added connectors and allows you to remove them.

Connectix either adds or removes connectors for the selected applications by itself, or it guides you through this operation. Some applications, such as browsers, require extra steps from you. In this case, Connectix will provide you with detailed instructions to follow in the application in question. Ensure that you keep the Connectix window in view so that you can follow the steps.

Use With Your Software

In the Use tab, you will find detailed documentation on how Antidote interacts with each of your software applications. Unlike a conventional user guide, Connectix only shows information that applies to applications installed on your computer. This helps you find the answers you need straight away.

For example, if you are wondering how to run Antidote from Safari, you will be able to quickly navigate to the answer for this application: use the context menu.

Compatible Software

The Compatibilities tab lists all the software applications compatible with your Antidote. Those that are already integrated with Antidote are labelled with a tick, while those that cannot be found on your computer are labelled with a question mark. An exclamation mark indicates that the version or edition of the application installed on your computer is not compatible with Antidote. You can select an application to see the supported versions.

Settings

The Settings tab allows you to manage certain aspects of Antidote’s integration with your other software. It also gives you access to the Connectix Agent (see the section The Connectix Agent’s Settings on this topic).

The settings, which vary by application, manage how Antidote is shown in the application in question. In some cases, advanced settings are accessible via a button, although they may affect Antidote’s performance and stability. So, please use caution when adjusting them or, better still, only adjust them in accordance with instructions sent to you from our help centre.

Diagnosis

The Diagnosis tab in Connectix is used to troubleshoot integrations. Select the relevant application and click the Advanced diagnosis button. Connectix will either try to resolve the issue or propose solutions.

The tab also contains information useful for technical support in a number of areas: the version of Antidote and Connectix that you are using, your operating system, compatible software (location, architecture, version, execution status, etc.) and its connector (integration status, version, etc.).

If you wish to submit a request to our help centre, you can include the information in the first panel, Connectix. This will facilitate the work of our team. If your request concerns integration between Antidote and a particular software application, you can also go to the corresponding panel and include this information.