The Sci2 Tool is a stand-alone desktop application that installs and runs on all common operating systems. It requires Java SE 5 (version 1.5.0) or later to be pre-installed on your local machine.
You can check the version of your Java installation by visiting the following site:
If Java is not already installed on your computer, download and install the latest version of Java from
To download the Sci2Tool, click the "Download Sci2 Tool" button on
If you have not yet registered for the tool, you will need to register.
Once you have registered for Sci2 you will be sent a confirmation email (it may take a few minutes). If you do not see the email, check the junk folder in your email, as sometimes the registration emails will get in the spam filter. Once you have received the registration email and created your password, you will be able to download the tool by selecting the operating system that matches your machine:
Figure 2.1: Downloading the Sci2 Tool
Save the zip file in a new empty yoursci2directory and extract all files. After the files have been extracted, double click the S2 icon (sci2.exe) in yoursci2directory directory to run the program.
Figure 2.2: Click the 'sci2' icon to run the Sci2 Tool
To uninstall the Sci2 Tool, simply delete yoursci2directory. This will delete all sub-directories as well, so make sure to backup all files you want to save.