NOTE: You must have
an account and install software to manage the cloud service you are using on each
computer where you want your ActiveWords to sync. See download links
at the bottom of this page. You should also use ActiveWords
auto-update to assure the latest software is always installed on all
your computers. Auto-update is turned on by default in the Services
tab of the Options dialog.
ACTIVEWORDS INSTALLATION: Open the Options dialog from the AWIcon or ActiveWords System Tray
right click menu and select the "Sync" tab.
Check the radio
button for your cloud service of choice. If you wish to use a cloud
service not listed by brand click "Other" and browse to the
top level local folder for that service. When you click
"Apply" a folder named "ActiveWords Sync" will be
placed inside the top level local folder of the service you have
selected.Do not modify the name or contents of
the "ActiveWords Sync" folder unless you have changed to another cloud service.
should work with any cloud service that uses a local sync folder
available through Windows Explorer.3 OneDrive
users need to set the ActiveWords Sync folder to store contents
Your WordBase in
the cloud will automatically update as you make changes. Changes
are noted when you add, edit, or delete ActiveWord records and when
you insert a WordBase file (i.e., an add-in).
When moving to
another Internet connected device keep in mind that availability of
changes made on the previously used device is a function of (1) time
allowed for the WordBase to update to the cloud on the previously used
device and (2) the speed at which your local cloud folder is updated
on the device used next.
cloud service of choice must be installed and running on each device
before enabling ActiveWords Sync.
- The location of the top level cloud service folder may vary
between devices but the cloud service used should be the same for
- ActiveWords Sync requires a functioning
Sync is designed to work on every computer, laptop, tablet or other
device running any x86 version of Windows from Vista through Windows 10.
Even if you only use a single
device, enabling ActiveWords Sync keeps the latest version of your
ActiveWords WordBase backed up in the cloud.
ActiveWords Sync is compatible with Box Sync, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive. Other cloud services may not be
compatible. OneDrive and other cloud services require you to manually
set specific folders to contain data off-line. The ActiveWords Sync
folder must be set to maintain its content off-line.