Taxonomic Editor Installation Instructions

Welcome to the Taxonomic Edtor's installation guide for Windows environment. Below you will find step-by-step instructions to install the Taxonomic Editor on your system. Before beginning installation, you'll want to read through these instructions completely. You will also want to review the system requirements for the Taxonomic Editor:

  • A Pentium-compatible PC
  • Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7
  • 256MB Ram minimum
  • 80 MB hard disc space

1. Download

To download the most current version of the Taxonomic Editor, navigate to the Download page and download the latest version. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the compressed file. Save the file to your desktop and wait for it to download completely.

download window;

2. Unzipping and Installing

Double clicking the downloaded file should start your unzip utility and decompress it. If you do not have an unzip utility installed on your system you may want to install 7-zip. 7-zip is freely available and may be downloaded from http://www.7-zip.org/.

After unpacking the files you should see a folder labeled "Taxonomic Editor". In this folder you find an executable file called "TaxonomicEditor.exe" (the file ending .exe may not show on your system). Double clicking this file will open the Taxonomic Editor, ready for use.

You will need a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 1.5 or newer to run the Taxonomic Editor. If you do not have a JRE installed on your system you will see this dialog. Please go to http://www.java.com/download and follow the instructions presented there. 

no Java dialog

3. Where do you go from here?

First of all we recommend reading the User Manual for Taxonomic Editor which explains how you start working with the Taxonomic Editor. The user manual also contains a very detailed description of the installation process.

If you have problems installing the Taxonomic Editor or if you have any questions feel free to contact the EDIT help desk: editsupport |at| bgbm |dot| org