In order to use Publishing Assistant 6 for typesetting a Paratext project, the following registration requirements must be met:
1. You must be a registered Paratext user.
You can register on the Paratext Registry website. Note that Paratext 7 users must re-register. You can find detailed information on user, organisation, and project registration at the Paratext website.
In order to download and install Paratext, follow the instructions on the Paratext Downloads page.
2. You must be approved as a Publishing Assistant user.
If you are a registered Publishing Assistant 5 user, you will inherit Publishing Assistant user status automatically upon re-registration for Paratext 8 or newer. Make sure you enter your Paratext 7 registration code during re-registration. If you are new to Publishing Assistant, please read the Publishing Assistant Distribution Policy for background on the requirements for user approval. A form is provided at the bottom of this page for submitting a training request to the support team.
3. The project you wish to typeset must be registered and granted Publisher Tier status .
Projects in Paratext also require Project Registration, which is distinct from User Registration. The registration status of a project in Paratext determines it’s level of access to Paratext features, or access to the use of Publishing Assistant for page layout. The level of access can be different for different projects on your computer.
Registered translation projects of UBS or SIL International and their affiliates will inherit Publisher Tier automatically. Projects registered from other organisations wait to pass through a review cycle in which representatives from other agencies receive notice of new project registrations. If new projects have agreed to operate in compliance with FOBAI translation principles they will retain access to the features on the Translator Tier. If projects are not in direct competition with existing translation projects they will normally also be approved with Publisher Tier.
4. You must be a member of the registered Paratext project.
If the registered project is not available on your computer, contact the project Administrator and ask to added to the project with Typesetter role. Then use Paratext Send/Receive in order to download the project data to your system.
Request Publishing Assistant training
If you are interested in working with Publishing Assistant, submit a request for orientation and training to the support team. We will respond to your request, and look for opportunities to meet needs as soon as capacity and opportunities allow. There may not be sufficient capacity to respond to all requests quickly.