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Installing additional software using the Marketplace

The TextGrid Lab is available for download as a basic package which contains the most important components. The download of additional open source tools and services (free of charge) is possible via the Eclipse "Marketplace" interface within the TextGrid Lab via the menu bar at the top of the screen. Please select the  icon   on the Welcome Screen or "Eclipse Marketplace ..." under the menu item "Help" in the menu bar. In principle, the list of tools is not limited. The Marketplace offers a catalogue of additional tools that can be installed into the TextGridLab, tools from the TextGrid team as well as tools from external developers.

Musical Score Editor MEISE


Linguistic Tools (i.e. Lemmatizer, LEXUS, Cosmas II, ANNEX)

Text Text Link Editor

Oxygen XML Editor

SADE Publish Tool


The marketplace is still an experimental feature, not all features will work as desired.

Installing software directly from update sites

To browse an update site and directly install software from it (that may not yet be part of the marketplace), 

  1. Open the wizard at Help → Install New Software
  2. Select the update site you want to browse from the Work with drop down, or enter its URL (see the list above) into the drop down's input field and press your Enter key
  3. Check the tool(s) you wish to install in the tree below
  4. Work through the rest of the wizard using the Next and Finish buttons.

You will need to restart the TextGridLab after installing software.

You are not neccessarily limited to TextGridLab tools – you can theoretically install any Eclipse plug-in into the TextGridLab using this method. However, tools that are neither at our update site nor in our marketplace have not been tested to work with TextGridLab, and thus may not work.

Removing tools

You can remove tools you no longer need from your TextGridLab installation by way of the installation detail dialog:

  1. Open the About TextGridLab dialog from the Help menu (or the TextGridLab menu on Mac OS)
  2. Click the Installation Details button to open the corresponding dialog
  3. On the Installed Software page, select the tool(s) you wish to uninstall and click the Uninstall button.
  4. The uninstall wizard will list everything to be uninstalled. Click Finish.
  5. After uninstallation, you should restart the TextGridLab as recommended.

Note that you cannot remove tools that are TextGridLab base components or that other tools depend on.


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