Installing LM Pro

. . . is a breeze. You must first "unzip" (i.e., extract, unpack) the installation package you downloaded. To do this you need an up-to-date unzipping program like WinZip. If you do not have such a program, you can download a free trial of WinZip at If you are comfortable running a DOS program, we recommend INFO-Zip's UnZip, which you can download free at For instructions on how to use your unzipping utility, see that program's documentation.

We recommend that you start by reading and printing the on-line copy of the LM Pro ReadMe file. Keep it handy while you install the program.

Before installing ANY software, make sure no other programs are running, including virus checkers.

The picture below shows WinZip displaying the contents of an installation package.

Extract these files to a temporary folder. That's just a place to put them while you use them as the material from which to create the program on your machine. For more information, see your unzipping program's documentation.

Next, go to this temporary folder and find the installation program, Setup.exe. Double-click this file to run it. The installation will begin.

Follow the onscreen directions.

Note: If you plan to import LM 2000 data, you must respect the path-length limit to LM 2000 files. This means that if you install LM Pro to a location other than the suggested one, make sure the path to this folder is shorter than 40 characters.

When the installation is done, you can delete the installation folder. You should, however, save the installation package in case you ever need to reinstall the program.

To start The Literary Machine, click Start > Programs > LM.exe. The first time you run the program, you must supply the User ID number you got when you purchased it. So, have that number handy.

Setting Up LM's Browser

LM gives you many program options, but only one is essential to getting started. LM's browser uses your system's default browser as a helper application. To enable LM's browser, choose Installation > Browser Setup. Press the Search button. Then press OK to register your default Web browser in LM.

Note: To register Firefox as your external browser, select the first radiobutton and type "Firefox". Then press the browse (tree) button and find "firefox.exe" in your PC. (As an alternative, find the path to "firefox.exe" by looking at the program menu shortcut.)

When you're familiar with LM, other options can be set in the Settings dialog box (at Options > MORE SETTINGS...) and in the program's INI-file (at Installation > Edit INI-File).