Lexacom 3.12 Manual


Installing the Program

Lexacom is not registered by computer and the Lexacom client software may be installed on any PC where it is needed.

Determine Network Data Path Location

Most sites using Lexacom use the standard LAN implementation, which uses a central, shared folder to hold the dictation audio files and the server configuration file. The folder may be identified by the presence of the file Lexacom3.server.cfg; the path to this folder is required to configure Lexacom once installed. If unsure as to where this folder is, this path may be determined from an existing installation of Lexacom:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ClientConfigurationFile xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
<ServerPath>\\server\share\Lexacom Data</ServerPath>
<VRPath />
Sample Client Configuration File showing Network Data Path underlined
If the site is using the Lexacom Connect implementation which exchanges the central shared folder for cloud-hosted storage, installations of Lexacom must be configured by Lexacom Support representatives.
If the PC is shared by a number of sites using the LAN implementation, it is possible to configure the program to allow users to choose to connect to one of a list of different network data paths.

Install the Client

Lexacom uses a single client installer that installs all necessary prerequisites, program files and device drivers for supported hardware.
Figure 1: Client Installer

Client Configuration

Figure 3: Lexacom Config and Client Configuration windows
The installer will automatically open the Lexacom Configuration utility to configure the installation to look to the Network Data Path.
If the PC is used by only one site:
If the PC is used by more than one site:
Figure 4: Multi Site Configuration window

Grant Local Folder Permissions

For Lexacom to run correctly, users require full control permission to certain local folders. If users do not explicitly have the correct permissions over the files and folders that Lexacom uses the program may not run correctly. In particular, incorrect file permissions often cause problems with the program updating or transferring dictation.
See here for instructions from Microsoft on setting folder permissions if this process is unfamiliar.

Connect Hardware and Test Working

If the latest client installer has not been used to install Lexacom, the program will update when the Lexacom Monitor process checks for pending updates ~2 minutes after logging into Lexacom Talk or Type. To update Lexacom without logging in, start Lexacom Monitor from the login screen by clicking Load Monitor.