Installing the ALM Microsoft Word Add-in

This chapter describes how to install the ALM Microsoft Word Add-in on your client computer. This add-in enables you to export requirements or test plans from Microsoft Word to ALM.

Before you install the ALM Microsoft Word Add-in, make sure that Microsoft Word is installed on your machine.

Note: To install this add-in for all users, you must log in with administrator privileges. The Word Add-in setup package does not allow the current user to install the add-in if the administrator has already installed the add-in for all users.

To install the ALM Microsoft Word Add-in:

  1. Close Microsoft Word.

  2. Uninstall any previous versions of the ALM Microsoft Word Add-in. To uninstall, choose Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and follow the instructions on your screen.

  3. Download the ALM Microsoft Word add-in from Marketplace. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

  4. Configure your Microsoft Word security settings after you install the Word Add-in. For more information on configuring Word security settings, refer to the Microsoft Word documentation.

  5. Optional: After you install the Word Add-in, you can configure the user group that can access the Word Add-in by specifying the name in the WORD_ADDIN_GROUP site administration parameter. If you do not specify a group for this site parameter, all users can access the Word Add-in.

    For general details on configuring parameters using ALM Site Administration, see http://admhelp.microfocus.com/alm/en/latest/online_help/Content/Admin/sa_configuration_parameters_toc.htm.

    For details on this specific parameter, see the ALM Site Parameter documentation: http://admhelp.microfocus.com/alm/en/latest/api_refs/site_params/metadata.htm

  6. Before you use the Word Add-in for the first time on your machine, you must download the ALM client. Navigate to the ALM login screen, and the appropriate files are downloaded to your machine.

    For Single-Sign-On users: You must also register your ALM client (choose Help > ALM Tools in the ALM main window. Select ALM Client Registration.

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