Part 1: Install Pathagoras.

If you have not already done so, install Pathagoras on each computer you intend to make part of the network.

Part 2: Activate the Network

1.In the 'Utilities/Settings' screen click the 'Networking Setup' tab. (Figure 1, below).

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Figure 1. Network Setup

2.Click <Enable Network> (center of page toward the right).

3. When prompted, type into the pop-up screen the unlock code that you have been provided. Your unlock code was sent to you by separate correspondence. If you do not have it, write us and we will generate another code and send it to you.

Part 2: Establish a Common Profiles Path

Once you have enabled the network with the proper password, a new set of objects appear on the screen:

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Figure 2. Network Setup Screen (after network has been enabled).

 

1.If you have already created a location for your Common Profiles Path, you can hand type its location in the white text box above the Set CPP button. If you manually type the CPP, click the 'Save' disk that will appear when you begin typing and then skip to step 4 below.

2.If you have not hand-typed the CPP address, click the <Set CPP> button. Following the prompts, navigate to the folder that you want to be your Common Profiles Path (CPP). If you have not previously created a folder to serve as the CPP,  you can create one 'on the fly' as you are navigating to your ultimate destination.

3.When you have navigated to the desired folder, click OK.

4.When the CPP has been selected, click the <Register> button that appears just beneath the CPP path. This creates a subfolder within the CPP unique to the specific computer on which you are operating. Messages regarding Pathagoras (e.g., program upgrades -- see below -- or modifications to profiles and libraries) are sent and received through this subfolder.

5.We suggest that you write down on a piece of paper the full path to the CPP folder. This will be for the benefit of those (including yourself) who will need to point to it later when you are setting up the other computers.

6.Click the button that will next appear called "Register." This sends your computers formal name to the Common Profiles Path, and registers you as an authorized user. Immediately after this step, Pathagoras will ask if you want to download any existing libraries and profiles to your local computer. If you have a 'mature' system, one in which libraries and other settings have been uploaded from a remote computer to the common profiles path, you typically should say "yes." Of course, you can say 'yes' even if this is a new system, but there will be nothing to download. (Saying 'yes' will cause any libraries which may have been uploaded by a user to the common profiles for sharing with others to be downloaded onto the 'current' computer, thus saving the time necessary to recreate that same library. See Network Files.)

Repeat the above steps for each computer on the network for which you have purchased a license. Of course, instead of creating a Common Profiles Path for the second and subsequent installations, you will simply navigate to the CPP. Hence, the piece of paper suggested in step 5 above.

informationNotes on the Common Profiles Path:

   The CPP can be anywhere, but there can be only one CPP on the network. Therefore, the CPP should be on your network file server, a common DropBox path, or other location readily accessible to all users.

   We suggest calling the folder "PathagorasCPP”, but any name is acceptable.

   Do not ‘overthink’ what the CPP is or does. The CPP is nothing more than a folder to which the other computers on your network will refer for information, data, messaging, etc.

   While you can store your document assembly books within the Common Profiles Path, it is certainly not necessary that you do so. Documents, glossaries, books, forms, etc. can be stored (and called by the Document Assembly system from) anywhere.

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