Setting Up Tornado

By now you should have received your Licence Key.

If you haven't after 2 minutes, please contact Support to arrange one.

Download and Install

Firstly, download the latest version of Tornado from Resources.

Tornado requires a copy of OpenOffice or LibreOffice installed on your computer.

We find the LibreOffice - "Still" version often proves to be the best choice.

You will also require a copy of Java to run Tornado.

Step by Step Video

TornadoGettingStartedGetting Started with Tornado

How to download, setup and run Tornado for the first time.



Watch our series of Videos for Tornado in the Resources section.

Running for the FIRST TIME

You will find detailed instructions in the Tornado Getting Started Guide on the Tornado Resouces page.

Once you have installed and run Tornado for the first time you can connect to it using a standard web browser.

To be able to produce documents you will firstly need to:

  1. Add your Licence Key to Tornado through the web interface.
  2. Specify the location of OpenOffice or LibreOffice on your computer.
  3. Tell Tornado where to find Templates.
  4. Specify a working directory that Tornado can use to create Logs and other files.

You can then use Tornado via the web interface to build and experiment with templates.

To connect your application to Tornado, choose a Code Sample to suit your Platform.

Modify the Code Sample to point to your Tornado instance, then Run the code to produce your first document.

Trouble Shooting

Please feel free to contact Support at any time during your trial.

NOTE: WINDOWS - 32Bit vs 64Bit

Your application can be either 32Bit or 64Bit Java.

This setup is only applicable on Windows.

On the Windows platform OpenOffice and LibreOffice are only available in 32Bit versions

This means you must use a 32Bit version of Java to run Tornado.  This is required so that Tornado can connect to OpenOffice or LibreOffice.

You should find the 32Bit Java in - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java - on your computer.  If you don't you will need to install a 32Bit version of Java from here.

Please contact Support if you need help setting up your environment.