Author-it: Publishing to Word on VistaFebruary 17, 2009
If you’re using Vista AND you keep your Author-it Data files separate from the Author-it Program Files, you should never see the error below and so can ignore the rest of this post.
However, if you have your Author-it ..\Data\Templates\.. or Publishing folder on your C:\Program Files\.. drive in Vista, you may get a message that you can’t publish to Word because the file is full, write-protected etc.
The reason you get the error is that Vista’s security prevents you from writing to C:\Program Files. My understanding is that you get the error message because Author-it wants to create the RTF in the ..\Data\Templates\.. folder first, before creating the Word document in the Publishing folder.
How to prevent it? Well, you have a couple of options:
- Move your ..\Data\.. and ..\Publishing\.. folders out of C:\Program Files\.. to a less secure location. You’ll probably have to reassign your paths in Author-it if you do that.
- Assign Write permissions to the user (go to the Program Files folder, drill down to the Author-it Templates [and/or Publishing] folder, right-click on it and select Properties, go to the Security tab, select Users, click Edit, then select the Full Control check box in the Allow column).