⚙ Installation - How to install Ant Text

Installation of Ant Text depends on your operating system. Use our guides on How to install Ant Text in this page through Appsource, Office 365 or manually.

Installation How to Install Ant Text How to install Ant Text through Office Store/AppSource

Follow this guide on How to install Ant Text through Office Store/AppSource.
Go to AppSource.microsoft.com and search for “Ant Text” or “Templates” in the search bar.

Choose “Ant Text” and click on the “Get it now” button.

Follow the installation guide.

Give Microsoft permissions and click “Continue”.

Note! The text in the box is related to Microsoft privacy policy and we as provider do not have any access to create, update or access to your emails. The only thing we have access to is connecting your email account with Ant Text add-in.

 

After the installation is done go to Outlook Online and create a new email. Underneath the email an “Ant Text” logo should have appeared. Click on the logo to launch “Ant Text“.

If the “Ant Text” logo has not appeared, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Installation How to Install Ant Text setting at the top right corner and choose “View all Outlook setting“.
  2. Once the Settings window has appeared, choose  “Customize actions“.
  3.  In the “Message surface” tick off “Ant Text“.
  4. In the “Toolbar” tick off “Ant Text” as well.
  5. Save the settings and create a new email. You should now be able to see the “Ant Text” logo.
  6. Click on the logo to launch “Ant Text“.

Installation How to Install Ant Text Install with Office 365 for Windows

There are two ways to install “Ant Text” for windows.

1. Get Add-ins

In Outlook, click on the icon in the ribbon named “Get Add-ins 

Search for “Ant Text” in the search bar and click on “Add“.

When Ant Text is added, a new icon  will appear in your top ribbon.

Click Ant Text in the ribbon and log in with your Office 365 email account.

2. Manage Add-ins

In the Desktop version of Outlook select the menu “File”, and click the icon “Manage Add-ins”. 

A new window will open, and from here you click the  “plus” icon, and select the menu “Add from a URL”.

Now a pane will slide in from the right, and in the “URL” field you should enter: “https://owa.anttext.com/manifest.xml” and click “Next”. You will then get to the next page in the installation process, which asks you to confirm that you wish to install “Ant Text”. Click “Install”, and then “OK” in the resulting final step.

Now “Ant Text” should be in the list of your Add-ins. Make sure that “Ant Text” is “Turned on”, and you should be ready to use Ant Text.

Install with Office.com/OWA and Office for MAC

Follow this guide on How to install Ant Text through Office.com/OWA and Office for MAC.
Open your favorite browser. (Click here to check out which browsers we support.)  

Go to this Ant Text add-in link and click “Get it now”

Log in with your Outlook.com account or Office for MAC (Outlook includes live.com and hotmail.com email accounts)

Give Microsoft permissions and click “Continue”.

Note! The text in the box is related to Microsoft privacy policy and we as provider do not have any access to create, update or access to your emails. The only thing we have access to is connecting your email account with Ant Text add-in.

Click “Install”

Now Ant Text add-in for Outlook is added. Click “Ok” to get started.

Please watch the Get Started videos to make sure you understand the structure and whereabouts of Ant Text

Which accounts does Ant Text work with?

You’ll be able to use Ant Text for Outlook with all Outlook.com or Office365 accounts. You’ll need to add it for each email account you’d like to use it on. Ant Text will be available on every computer and browser you’re using.

Ant Text for Outlook add-in is supported in Chrome, Firefox, IE 10+, Edge, and Safari. On your desktop, you will also be able to access Ant Text in Outlook 2016 for MAC and Outlook 2013, 2016 and 2019 for PC.

What are the Ant Text settings and features that I can configure?

There are a few settings in “Ant Text”, which might be worth knowing about.

You can see those if you select “Settings” from the “Ant Text” menu, and then again, the “Settings” menu item.


1. Main Settings

In the main settings you can toggle whether to show or hide “Ant Text demo data” and the “Ant Text Guide”.

If you are new to “Ant Text” we recommend that you leave both settings set to “Yes”. However when you are familiar with how “Ant Text” works, you can set them to “No”. You can off course always turn both settings back on if you need to.

Hiding “Ant Text demo data”, will remove the “Demo data” button from your “Home” menu. This is especially useful if you only have your own, or one shared “Ant Text” template folder. Your “Home” menu then will start directly in the root of that folder.

Setting “Show Ant Text Guide” to “No”, will remove the “Guide” menu. Furthermore it will remove some of the explanatory texts on the different pages. This is highly recommended once you know how “Ant Text” works, as it will “free space”.  As a result it will let you focus on what to do.


2. Consent to Ant Text

To be able to create your own “Ant Text” templates you need to give “Ant Text” consent. This will also give you the permission to share your folders with others. By giving consent you are providing “Ant Text” with the permissions needed by “Ant Text”.

You do this by clicking the button “Login to Office 365”, and then give your consent.