Installing MAPublisher

MAPublisher is licensed for use on a single computer and, once activated, will be node-locked and will only function on that computer. Therefore, before proceeding with installation and activation, please ensure that MAPublisher is installed on the appropriate computer.

The MAPublisher installer will detect previous versions of MAPublisher already installed. The installer will uninstall the previous version of MAPublisher before installing the latest release. During the uninstall process, an option will be given to backup custom coordinates systems and MAPublisher LabelPro rules.

For users intending to use MAPublisher LabelPro, a system restart is recommended after installing MAPublisher. This ensures that included fonts are installed correctly.

Windows

The MAPublisher installer (on Windows) will detect previous versions of MAPublisher already installed. The installer will uninstall the previous version of MAPublisher before installing the latest release.

1.Make sure that a compatible version of Adobe Illustrator is installed on the computer. If Adobe Illustrator is running, exit the program.

2.DVD version: Insert the MAPublisher 10.7 DVD. If Autorun is disabled on the system, navigate to the MAPublisher 10.7 directory on the DVD, and double-click Setup.exe.

3.Downloaded version: Extract mp107wi-e.zip to a temporary location. When the files are unzipped, proceed to the MAPublisher directory and double-click Setup.exe.

4.Proceed through the installation screens as instructed. Options are given to install documentation and tutorial data. If these components are selected, the files will be installed to \Users\Public\Documents\Avenza\MAPublisher 10.7.

5.Launch Adobe Illustrator. See the MAPublisher License Management section.

Mac

1.Make sure that a compatible version of Adobe Illustrator is installed on the computer. If Adobe Illustrator is running, exit the program.

2.DVD version: Insert the MAPublisher 10.7 DVD. Navigate to the MAPublisher 10.7 directory on the DVD and double-click Install MAPublisher 10.7.

3.Downloaded version: Extract mp107mi-e.dmg to a temporary location. Then proceed to the MAPublisher 10.7 folder and double-click Install MAPublisher 10.7.

4.Proceed through the installation screens as instructed. Documentation and tutorial data will be installed to Applications\Avenza\MAPublisher 10.7\MAPublisher Tutorials . An Alias to this folder will be created and placed on the desktop when installation completes.

5.Launch Adobe Illustrator. See the MAPublisher License Management section.

MAPublisher Directory

This folder contains MAPublisher license files, custom coordinate system XML files, WMS and WFS service XML files, and MAPublisher LabelPro base rules and styles.

Windows

C:\ProgramData\Avenza\MAPublisher 10

Mac

/Applications/Avenza/MAPublisher 10.7/MAPublisher Plug-In

MAPublisher Help and Tutorial Files

Help and tutorial files are installed in the following location:

Windows

Help: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Avenza\MAPublisher\Help and Tutorial Data\

Tutorial files: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Avenza\MAPublisher\Help and Tutorial Data\Tutorial Data\

Mac

Help: /Applications/Avenza/MAPublisher 10.7/MAPublisher Plug-in/Help and Tutorial Data

Tutorial files: /Applications/Avenza/MAPublisher 10.7/MAPublisher Plug-in/Help and Tutorial Data/Tutorial Data

Adobe Illustrator Plug-Ins Directory

The MAPublisher plug-in is installed in the following location:

Windows

English: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator [version]\Plug-Ins

Mac

/Applications/Adobe Illustrator [version]/Plug-Ins

 

Related topics

Uninstalling MAPublisher

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Last updated: 11/30/2020