System Requirements for HotDocs Desktop Products

HotDocs Developer 11.3

HotDocs User 11.3

HotDocs Player 11.3

Please note the following requirements for hardware and software:

Hardware Requirements

HotDocs recommends you use at least the minimum hardware requirements your operating system demands.

Software Requirements


The prerequisites need to be installed manually if using the MSI installers.

The setup programs include the following prerequisite installs:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 (web install)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 Redistributable Package (x64)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 Redistributable Package (x86)

Developer only:

  • Microsoft VSTO 2010 Runtime (x64)
  • Microsoft VSTO 2010 Runtime

Optional Prerequisites

Only required if using Developer with Silverlight:

  • Microsoft Silverlight 5 Runtime
  • Microsoft Silverlight 5 SDK


Runtime Libraries

  • .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher

Operating System

  • Windows 10 - 64-bit (v1803 onward)
  • Windows 11

Word Processor

  • Microsoft Word 2013 (32-bit)
    • Support for Word 2013 is depreciated
  • Microsoft Word 2016 / 2019 / 2021 / 365 (64-bit)
    • Support for 32-bit versions is depreciated
  • Corel WordPerfect X6 or X7
    • X8 and beyond are not supported


If you plan to integrate HotDocs with a database, you must use one of the following databases:

  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle 8 and up

It is strongly recommended that you use the Oracle Provider for OLE DB (OraOLEDB) instead of the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for Oracle (MSDAORA)

  • Most other ODBC-compliant databases