Antioch 3

For 32- or 64-bit Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 in Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10

Antioch 3 is made specifically for the ‘ribbon’ versions of Word, 2007–2019. It is also the only version that works in 64-bit Word as well as the more usual 32-bit Word. Antioch works in some versions of Word 365, but not in any version that has some of its files online, such as ‘Starter’ or ‘Click-to-Run’ editions. Please use Antioch 2 for Word 2003 or earlier.

The keyboard is switched on and off with small buttons on Word’s Quick Access Toolbar, so that you can switch keyboards with one click rather than having to call up Word’s ‘Add-ins’ tab. These buttons are marked G for Greek and H for Hebrew, since the Quick Access Toolbar doesn’t allow us to mark them with the former ‘alpha’ and ‘alef’ symbols. The old toolbars, with the ‘Greek’ and ‘Hebrew’ buttons for making settings, still exist, and can be called up from the Quick Access toolbar or found on the ‘Add-ins’ tab as before.

There are versions for 64-bit and 32-bit Windows; please use the right one. The 64-bit version may be used with either 32-bit or 64-bit Word; it's the version of Windows that matters. If you don’t know whether your copy of Windows is 64-bit or not, please go to Control Panel – System and Security – System, and look at the entry for ‘System Type’.

To download the Antioch 3 installer for 32-bit Windows
(an3win32.exe, 1.43 MB), please click here.

To download the Antioch 3 installer for 64-bit Windows
(an3win64.exe, 1.44 MB), please click here.

If you have Windows 8 or 10, please start the installer by right-clicking on its icon and selecting ‘Run as Administrator’ from the menu. As usual, you can install this version directly on top of an older copy of Antioch without uninstalling the older copy. Your registration will be preserved, but you will have to make all your settings again from scratch, including your choice of keyboard layout.

Note: The WebRoot antivirus program gives a false virus alarm for the 64-bit installer. We assure you that this file does not contain a virus. If you have WebRoot, please temporarily disable it before installing Antioch.

User Account Control

Windows Vista has a feature called User Account Control, which by default is enabled. When you want to do almost anything serious, it darkens the screen and asks you if you really want to do this. You need to switch this feature off before installing Antioch. Go to Control Panel – User Accounts and turn User Account Control off. Restart the computer and run the Antioch installer. You must leave User Account Control switched off while selecting a keyboard layout for Antioch, and while making any other changes to settings, and while registering the program.
Windows 7, 8 and 10 have a different version of User Account Control, with a slider that adjusts its level. Go to Control Panel – User Accounts to change this level. You should push the slider to the bottom, and restart the computer, before installing Antioch. You must keep User Account Control at its lowest level while selecting a keyboard layout for Antioch, and while making any other changes to settings, and while registering the program.
Windows 8 and 10 also have new measures to prevent users from installing independent software. Before installing Antioch, you need to switch off SmartScreen, which is a spyware program that reports your use of programs to Microsoft. We strongly advise you never to switch it on again. To turn off SmartScreen, press Windows-W to open the Settings search app on the start screen. Enter:
and select the only option that pops up, ‘Change SmartScreen settings’. This opens the Action Center control panel applet, from where you can change SmartScreen options. Select ‘Don't do anything (turn off Windows SmartScreen)’ and click on OK. Then right-click on the icon of the Antioch installer and choose ‘Run as Adminstrator’. Antioch 3 should now install normally.

To select a keyboard

If you are not sure which settings to choose, see the Antioch manual, pages 2-3 – find this by clicking on the button to the left of the G button to bring up the main toolbars, click on ‘Greek’, and choose ‘Antioch user’s manual’ from the menu.
On the Quick Access toolbar, switch on the Greek keyboard by clicking on the G button. Click on the button to the left of G to bring up the main toolbars. Click on Greek – Preferences – Keyboard. Make your choices and click on OK. For Hebrew, start by clicking on H, then go to Hebrew – Preferences – Keyboard.


You can download a copy of the Antioch 3 manual (138 KB) from here.
Para descargar una copia del manual en español (archivo PDF, 954 KB), por favor haga click aquí.
Um eine Kopie der Handbuch auf Deutsch (111 KB) herunterzuladen, bitte hier klicken.

To register this version of Antioch

If you were already registered, and have installed Antioch 3 on top of an existing version of Antioch 2, you are still registered and need do nothing. If you are installing this version on a computer that does not already have a registered version of Antioch, you need to register the program. The registration reminder window appears when you switch the keyboard off, or complete other tasks. It is headed ‘You are using an unregistered copy of Antioch’. You must either cancel the window, or register the program to make it go away permanently.
Antioch 3 is registered in a different way from previous versions: you write in your registration details rather than using a special file.
If you have already registered Antioch and have a copy of the registration file Antioch.reg, first open a blank text document with Notepad. Then right-click on Antioch.reg, from the menu select ‘Open with’, and open the file with Notepad. You will see that it has two copies of an entry giving your name (or the name of a university or school), and of another entry giving a key number, like this dummy example:
"Name"="A. Scholar"
From here, copy and paste just your name and your key into the blank text document, on two separate lines, like this:
A. Scholar
Do not copy the words ‘Name’ or ‘Key’, equals signs, or quotation marks. Save this document under some memorable name for future reference.
When the Antioch registration window comes up, copy and paste your name into the window marked ‘User name’, copy and paste your key into the window marked ‘Registration key’, and click on OK.
If you have lost your copy of Antioch.reg, please write to me at for a new key.

To buy a new registration for Antioch 3, please use the payment link on the main Antioch page.

Notes on installing Antioch 3 for the first time

Antioch's Greek and Hebrew keyboard settings are not carried over from the old version Antioch 2.11. Clicking on the usual ‘Load’ button won’t retrieve them. You should select the keyboard manually, as described above. If your previous version of Antioch was an earlier copy of Antioch 3, the ‘Load’ button works normally.

In 32-bit Vista, the first time that Hebrew is used, the text may appear in the Tahoma font rather than Vusillus. If so, go to Hebrew – Preferences – Text and reselect Vusillus manually. Newly installed fonts are at the bottom of the font list.

A renamed version of Vusillus regular

This is exactly the same as the previous version of the font file, but we had to rename it as vu3r.ttf rather than vu3r____.ttf because Windows 7–10 tend to remove the underlines, possibly creating confusion. You probably don’t need this file, as the old one will still work. But, if you do, you can find it here.

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Ralph Hancock, 18 April 2020