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Follow these steps to install PDF-Tools:
1. Use the link in your purchase confirmation email or click either link below to download the evaluation version of PDF-Tools:
PDF-Tools (includes the trial version of PDF-Tools).
PDF-XChange Pro (includes the live version of PDF-Tools. A serial key/activation code is required for this option).
3. PDF Tools8 is displayed next to an icon. Double-click to open the Run/Cancel dialog box.
4. Click Run to open the PDF-Tools V8 Setup.
5. Click Install.
Please note: when the installer is first run a prompt will ask for your registration number/activation code. We recommend copying and pasting this information from your receipt.
If you have already installed the evaluation version of PDF-Tools then there is no need to reinstall it. Follow these steps to register:
1. Open PDF-Tools and click Options in the Main Toolbar, then click Preferences. The Preferences dialog box will open.
2. Click Registration in the Categories menu. The Registration Info dialog box will open.
3. Click Add new License Key. The Add New License Key/Activation Code dialog box will open.
4. Click Paste Key from Clipboard or enter your license key manually.
5. Click Continue. The license will then register.
Alternatively, the XCVault.exe file attached to your invoice can be used to register your PDF-Tools license. Click the file to register the software. Note that the trial version of PDF-Tools must first be installed to do this. It is available here. The XCVault.exe file can also be accessed from your online account. Login at the Tracker Software website and move to the Your Products & Serial Numbers tab:
Figure 1. Your Products & Serial Numbers Tab
Click the arrow to open the serial key/activation code window.
Note that it is not necessary to be online to install a license for PDF-Tools. If you have a hard copy of your license key (for example on a USB stick) then you can simply copy it into the text box in the Registration section detailed above in order to register the license on an offline machine.
Please keep your serial key/activation code safe. Do not share it with other parties, as doing so constitutes an illegal breach of copyright. If we discover evidence of abuse then updates will be disabled for your account. Serial keys/activation codes found on websites offering free and illegal software distribution will be disabled immediately. We monitor such websites on a daily basis. Help us safeguard the integrity of our products to ensure that their future development is made possible. Theft of our software deprives us of investment that improves our products for the benefit of all clients.