Version 4.1.5 is the last updated version of A2J Author 4.0. It was created in 2015 to fix issues that authors were having after th LHI rebuild. It is a minimal install and assumes that A2J Author 4.0 is already installed on the author's machine. It does not include the system files that are traditionally in a full A2J Author executable file.
No. A2J Author 5.0 will only support IE 11 or higher. That means A2J Guided Interviews created in A2J Author 5.0 will work in IE 11, Edge, and the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
We understand there are some organizations that have older computers, but the security issues raised with IE 10 and lower, combined with the fact that Microsoft is no longer supporting IE 10 or lower, have led us to this decision.
A2J Author and HotDocs handle repeat loops differently. A2J Author has 1 digit explicit indexing for variables, which means that A2J Author only allows 1 counting variable at a time. HotDocs has 2 digit indexing, so it allows for a counting variable within a counting variable.
A2J Author provides you with the ability to self-host your A2J Guided Interviews. This is done by hosting the A2J Viewer, which plays the A2J Guided Interviews for the end users, and the A2J Guided Interviews on your own server. You can find instructions, our license, and the A2J Viewer in our Github Repository here.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) do not own the content created using A2J Author. We own the software itself. Ownership of the content created by the authors depends on the situation and is governed by copyright law.
Here is A2J Author's End User License Agreement.
This has been added to our feature request list and is pending.
Yes. All variables now need brackets around them when you use them within logic or in a macro.
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The A2J Guided Interview 4.0 has to be in UTF-8 to upload properly to A2J Author 5.0.
Here is how to convert your files that won't upload to a format that will upload.
1. Download and open EditPadlite http://www.editpadlite.com/download.html (free text editor)
2. Open your 4.0 Guided Interview in the editor.