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To continue using Macabacus beyond the free trial period, if applicable, you must purchase a subscription and activate the software. To activate Macabacus, click the
Activate button (with a key icon) on the Macabacus tab in Excel, PowerPoint, or Word and enter a valid email address. The email address must match an email address listed on the
Users tab in the Admin Console.
If the email address you enter fails to activate Macabacus, the email address is invalid. Contact your Macabacus account administrator for assistance, or sign into your Admin Console to verify your authorized user email address.
If the email address you entered to begin your Macabacus trial matches the email address you submitted at checkout, then Macabacus may activate automatically and no action is required. Otherwise, use the email address you submitted at checkout to activate.
If you received a welcome email from Macabacus, enter the address to which the email was sent. If your organization uses email aliases, be sure to use the correct email address to activate. Because you can activate using an email address, a welcome email is not necessary to activate Macabacus.
A Macabacus license is valid for any supported Office version, and is not associated with any particular Office version. For example:
Each individual Macabacus user requires a license. We do not offer site licenses. Licenses may not be shared by multiple users, but can be transferred among users (i.e., remove one user's access and then reassign that "vacant seat" to another user).
When you activate Macabacus using an email address as described above, the Windows user account you are logged into becomes "authorized," or associated with that email address. You can authorize up to two Windows user accounts simultaneously through activation, providing a single user access to Macabacus on up two computers in most scenarios (e.g., work and home PCs). You can actually use Macabacus on any networked or virtual PC (e.g., a conference room PC), provided that you log into Windows using an authorized Windows user account.
Both Windows user accounts authorized via activation with a single email address must be used exclusively by the same person. Sharing email addresses among users for the purposes of activating Macabacus is prohibited, and may result in suspension or termination of your Macabacus services.
This documentation refers to Macabacus version 8.14.1. Some features and descriptions of these features may not
apply to older versions of Macabacus. Update your Macabacus software to take advantage of the latest features.