Taxonomic Editor Installation

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 Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 or higher
  • 512MB RAM minimum
  • 400 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.


 2. Unzipping and Installing

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 1.8 or newer to run the Taxonomic Editor. If you do not have a JRE installed on your system the "+ JAVA" version from the download page.

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: