Administration > Environment Variables > APTINSTALLPREFS — Specifying the Path Name of an Alternate installprefs.acl File
APTINSTALLPREFS — Specifying the Path Name of an Alternate installprefs.acl File
Specifies the location of an alternate installprefs.acl file. The setting needs to specify the file name.
By default, Arbortext Editor uses the installprefs.acl file in the Arbortext-path\lib directory.
If you want to restrict access for certain features (for example, if multiple users share a network installation), you can perform the following procedure.
Use the following steps to customize the installprefs.acl file for users.
1. Decide the set features that should be available. Copy the default Arbortext-path\lib\installprefs.acl file, and edit the set featureXXX commands accordingly. Perform the same step for each user (or group of users) that requires a variation of the default installprefs.acl.
2. If you wish, you can rename the file (for example, doc_installprefs.acl or sales_installprefs.acl. Save and close the file or files you've created.
You can set the APTINSTALLPREFS environment variable to the path and file name of the custom installprefs.acl file.
You can make custom installprefs.acl files automatically available by putting it in the user's Arbortext-path\custom\lib directory to load it automatically upon startup (avoiding the need to set an environment variable). You an also use the APTCUSTOM environment variable to refer to a \custom\lib directory that is located outside of the Arbortext Editor install tree. Note that if you use APTCUSTOM to refer to a custom directory stored in a compressed zip file, you cannot use a custom installprefs.acl file in this case.