Using Auto-Update in Lectora

Use the auto-update inside Lectora to update your product to the latest version.

To run Auto Update:

  1. Open Lectora, go to the File menu and choose Lectora Preferences (Lectora Publisher and Inspire).
  2. In the Preferences window, choose Auto Update.
  3. Here you can set how often Lectora will automatically check for updates or disable the feature completely.
  4. You also have the option to click Check for Updates Now to manually check whenever you’d like.

You may need elevated or administrator privileges on your Windows computer to run the Auto Update. If the Check for Updates Now button is greyed out or you receive an error message you may not have sufficient privileges to run Auto Update.

Try starting Lectora as an administrator to remedy this:

  1. Make sure Lectora is closed.
  2. Right-click your Lectora icon and choose Run as Administrator from the context menu.
  3. You may need to enter a login and password or click OK.
  4. When Lectora is open, go to Lectora Preferences and choose Auto Update.
    • If the Check for Updates Now button is now available you will need to make sure and run Lectora as an administrator when you want to access it.
    • If the Check for Updates Now button is still unavailable you will need to contact your local IT support or system administrator for help getting access to it.

If auto-update is disabled by your security settings, you can update your installed copy of Lectora by downloading service packs from

For customers using this product behind the firewall, additional permission from your internal Information Technology (IT) professionals may be necessary to download and install the installation file.

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