Tool Setup Instructions

Crimson Text Editor, Version 3.70

If the course you are setting up requires Crimson 3.70, follow these instructions to set it up on the student and instructor machines. If you have questions, please contact your courseware vendor.

Note: The point of this requirement is just to assure that students have a reasonably sophisticated text editor in class — at least with features such as auto-indent, multiple documents open at once, tab-width control, etc.

There are many good options here, and if the students or instructor have a preferred tool we encourage them to use it. As a default, we recommend the Crimson text editor: it is freeware, a quick download and easy setup, and performs well for basic text editing, programming, or XML editing tasks.

We provide a few simple custom configuration files for Crimson, and these are referenced in other setup documents. If you choose a different text editor or IDE, you will need to duplicate these configurations for that tool.

Download the Crimson 3.70 installer from the following location:


Run the installer, taking all defaults except for install location: to allow the lab installer to link in XML parsing support, please install to c:\Capstone\Tools\Crimson3.70.