The following instructions describe how to properly install the Zoom Client on Mac.
- macOS X 10.9+
- Installer for Zoom client downloaded from Evolphin
- Administrator permission on the computer
- X11 – XQuartz Project
- (Only for Zoom 5.3 or below) Java 6 installed
Preparing for Installation
Disable Mac OS X Sandboxing
In Mac OS X 10.7+, by default Mac OS X will prevent users from installing applications that were not installed from the Mac App Store. To disable this, do the following:
- Go to Apple menu > System Preferences
In order for Zoom to generate thumbnail previews of PDF, EPS, PostScript, or, TXT documents, Zoom runs the Ghostscript (gs) utility packaged with Zoom. Ghostscript requires X11 to be installed on the Mac. Starting from Mac OS X 10.7, Apple no longer ships Mac OS with X11 pre-installed. In order to install it, please download and install it from here.
Alternatively, whenever a Zoom Check-in requires such thumbnail previews, Mac OS X will prompt you to install X11, as it is required by “gs”. You can then follow the prompts to complete this installation. However, if this takes too long, the previews may fail for that batch.
Install Java 6 (only for Zoom 5.3 or below)
In order to properly install Zoom 5.3 or below on a Mac, you must have Java 6 installed on your computer. Java 6 and Java 7 or 8 can co-exist on the same machine. Depending on whether you already have Java 7/8 installed determines the proper procedure for installation. In Mac OS X 10.7, Apple changed their policy of bundling Java with the operating system. Apple Java is still available from Apple and is required for running Zoom 5.3-.
- Open Terminal.app in /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app
- Type in:
Alternatively, if that doesn’t work, you can also install Java 6 by going to this Apple link and downloading the Java 6 package.
- Double-click the *.dmg Zoom Client installer disk image.
- In the disk image, double-click zoom-client-mac32.pkg.
- Follow the installation wizard instructions.
It is a good practice to set the default Zoom Server on your Zoom Client machine. This allows your Zoom Client to instantly connect with that server without any delay in asking for a URL.
These settings are valid for Zoom 7.2 and below. Follow here for Zoom 7.3 and above.
Follow these steps to set a default Zoom Server on your Zoom Client machine:
- For a Mac machine, left-click the icon in the menu bar. For a Windows machine, right-click on the icon in the system tray.
- Select Settings from the Z-menu.
- Select Server/WC Settings from the sidebar in the Settings window.
- Click Add.
- Set the URL to your Zoom Server in the Server box. Ex. http://<MyZoomServer>:8880Port 8880 is typically the port used by the Zoom Client to connect to the Zoom Server.
- Under Alias, set an alias name for the Zoom Server. Ex. Server12The alias can be used in the Zoom interface as a replacement for the Server URL. Make sure the server alias does not contain any whitespace characters.
- Click Add.
- If prompted, log into the Zoom Server using your Zoom credentials.
- Select your newly created Zoom Server in the Server and Working Copy Settings list.
- Click Make Default.
- Click OK when informed about the auto-sync of client properties.
- To make sure that your Zoom Client always connects to the same default Zoom Server, check Always Use Default.
If Using Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe has removed support from extension manager. As a result, extensions installed using Extension Manager do not appear in the Adobe apps. So, for installing the Zoom plugin in Adobe CC apps, follow these steps for Windows and Mac respectively:
- Close Adobe Extension Manager if it is open.
- Navigate to Zoom’s plugin installer folder on your machine. As a default, the path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Evolphin\DAM\plug-ins\pluginInstaller.
- Double click the AdobePluginInstaller_win.bat file to execute it. A window opens up displaying the installation progress.
- Click Yes on the popup alerting about the new installation. The plugin will continue installing. Once the plugin is installed, the status will be displayed.
- Press any key to close this dialog.
- Open any of the Adobe CC apps. The Evolphin Zoom plugin should appear under Window -> Extensions.
- Close Adobe Extension Manager if its open.
- Navigate to Zoom’s plugin installer folder on your machine. As a default, the path is /Applications/Evolphin/zoom/Resources/plug-ins/pluginInstaller.
- Check whether the default application of AdobePluginInstaller_mac.sh is Terminal.
- If the default application is not Terminal, follow the below steps to make it the default application :
– Right click on AdobePluginInstaller_mac.sh and go to Open With -> Other
– From Enable drop-down, select All Applications. Select Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal.
– Check the ‘Always open with’ checkbox.
- Click the Add button. Double click on the script to run it.
- A terminal window should come up with the plugin installation status.
- Open any Adobe CC application. The Evolphin Zoom plugin should appear under Window -> Extensions.