Designer Requirements/Compatibility

This article will explain the compatibility requirements for the Designer. 

The Designer is an add-in for Microsoft® Office 2010 and later. The Designer requirements are dependent upon Office, and the combinations of operating systems and Office versions are defined by Microsoft®. 

  • The Designer must run on Microsoft® Office installed on a Windows OS environment. 
    • Windows VMs are also supported.
  • The Designer must run on Microsoft® Office 2010 or higher.
  • While the Designer runs on deprecated operating systems and versions of Office, Windward does not support versions of Office no longer supported by Microsoft® itself.

NOTE:  The Designer is not compatible with Microsoft® Office for Mac platforms.

System Requirements

Office 2016/Office 365 Desktop

  • Operating System:    Windows 7SP1/8/8.1/10
  • Processor:                  1 GHz or higher
  • Memory (RAM):          2 GB or higher
  • Hard Disk:                   210 MB (450 MB including Installer)

Office 2013

  • Operating System:    Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  • Processor:                  1 GHz or higher
  • Memory (RAM):          1 GB or higher (32-bit), 2 GB or higher (64-bit)
  • Hard Disk:                   210 MB (450 MB including Installer)

Office 2010

  • Operating System:    Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  • Processor:                 500 MHz or higher
  • Memory (RAM):         256 MB or higher, 512 MB recommended (for graphics features and certain advanced                                           functionality)
  • Hard Disk:                  210 MB (450 MB including Installer)

Please note the following end of life policy statements:

  • Windward will no longer support the Designer for Windows 7 OS as of January 14, 2021.
  • Windward will no longer support the Designer Microsoft® Office 2010 as of January 1, 2022.

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