Please note that ReferenceChecker has been discontinued and is no longer available for download. The instructions on this page pertain to re-installation of a licensed copy and to removal of ReferenceChecker from your computer.
Some anti-virus programs, or Word itself, may warn you that the ReferenceChecker template could contain viruses. Please rest assured that it does not contain any viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, or any other malware. We do, however, recommend using a firewall and an anti-virus program.
It may be necessary for you to adjust Word’s security settings to allow ReferenceChecker to run properly:
In Word 2000:
From the top menu, select Tools/Macro/Security and ensure that Low is selected. Then click OK to return.
In Word 2003:
From the top menu, select Tools/Options/Security and click on Macro Security. Under Security Level, ensure that Low is selected, and in tab named Trusted Publishers, tick the option Trust all installed add-ins and templates. Then click OK to return.
If Word asks whether you want to enable macros when using ReferenceChecker, you should answer Yes; otherwise, ReferenceChecker will not work.
In Word 2007:
Click the multicoloured Office button in the top left. At the bottom of that menu, select Word Options.
On the list on the left-hand side, select Trust Center. On the right-hand side, select Trust Center Settings, and from the next menu select Enable all macros...
Click OK, and then OK again.
In Word 2010:
Under the tab File, click on Options. Then from the left-hand side menu, select Trust Center and click on Trust Center Settings. Under Macro Settings, ensure that the boxes Enable all macros... and Trust access to the VBA... are ticked. Then click OK and OK again to return to the main screen in Word.
IMPORTANT – all users:
After ensuring that Word is ready for ReferenceChecker, close Word and all Office programs. They must not be running during the ReferenceChecker installation process. We also recommend that you close any other programs, for example your e-mail client, Web browser, etc.
Windows 8 users:
After downloading and starting the installation process, if you are prompted with the message "Windows protected your PC. Windows SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk", please click on "More Info" and then "Run anyway".
IMPORTANT – all users:
After installing ReferenceChecker, please check that Word's macro security level is set to low (trust all add-ins). In addition, ensure that the ReferenceChecker button appears each time you launch Word. This requires "EditAB.dot" to be selected (ticked/checked) as a Word add-in. If this is not the case, you may need to configure it manually as described below; see also FAQ item 44.
If you click on Cancel, instead of Set up in point 5 above, you will end the installation process and ReferenceChecker will not be "known" to Word as a macro. You can re-run the installer later and choose Set up, or you can configure Word to recognise ReferenceChecker as a macro manually.
To configure Word manually:
ReferenceChecker has a built-in uninstall file (an MS-DOS batch file called uninst_RC.bat), which can be found in the templates folder, in which the files were originally installed. Note that if you cannot view this templates folder in Windows Explorer, click Tools/Folder Options/View and then select Show hidden files and folders.