Activating ABBYY FineReader

After you install ABBYY FineReader 14, you will need to activate the program to be able to run it in full mode. Unless you activate ABBYY FineReader 14, the program will run in trial mode, which lets you try out the program but limits the number of pages you can save and stops working after a certain period of time.

To activate ABBYY FineReader 14:

  1. In the New Task window, click Help > Activate....
  2. Enter your serial number or load a license file if you have one.

Select one of the four activation options displayed in the Activation Wizard:

  • Activation over the Internet
    Activation is carried out automatically and takes only seconds to complete. An active Internet connection is required for this method.
  • Activation via the ABBYY website
    1. Click the link in the Activation Wizard to open the activation page.
    2. Copy the Product ID in the Activation Wizard and paste it to the corresponding field on the page.
    3. Copy the serial number in the Activation Wizard and paste it to the corresponding field on the page.
    4. Save the license file to your hard disk.
    5. Click Next in the Activation Wizard and specify the path to the license file.
    6. Click Next.

ABBYY FineReader 14 will be activated and will run in full mode from now on.

  • Activation by e-mail
    1. The program will generate an e-mail message with all of the information required for activation.
    2. Send the e-mail message without changing its body text and subject. You will receive a reply message containing a license file.
    3. Save the license file to your hard disk.
    4. Specify the path to the license file in the Activation Wizard.

ABBYY FineReader 14 will be activated and will run in full mode from now on.

  • Activation by e-mail from another computer
    1. Select this activation method if you can't activate ABBYY FineReader 14 on the computer on which it is installed (e.g. if it does not have an Internet connection or cannot send e-mail messages).
    2. Save the licensing information to a text file.
    3. Create a new e-mail message on a computer that can send e-mail messages. Specify Activation request in the Subject field and FineReader-activation@abbyy.com in the To field.
    4. Copy the contents of the text file to the e-mail message. Do not make any changes to ensure that your message will be processed automatically and you will receive a prompt reply.
    5. Send the message. You will receive a reply message with a license file.
    6. Save the license file to your hard disk.
    7. Specify the path to the license file in the Activation Wizard.

ABBYY FineReader 14 will be activated and will run in full mode from now on.

After you activate ABBYY FineReader once, you will be able to install it on the same computer any number of times without having to activate it again. However, if significant changes are made to the computer's hardware configuration, its hard disk is formatted or its operating system is reinstalled, you may need to get a license file and activate ABBYY FineReader again.

11/2/2018 4:19:18 PM


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