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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. A few notes on activation:
To activate Macabacus using a legacy activation code, click the
Activate button (with a key icon) on the Macabacus tab in Excel, PowerPoint, or Word and enter your code. Activation codes for user authentication are being phased out in favor of email addresses. Older accounts using activation codes may be missing user name and email information now required for each user on the Access tab in your Admin Console. If user details are missing here, you are strongly encouraged to populate this missing information so that you or your users do not lose access to Macabacus when activation codes are fully phased out in the future. At present, there is no specific date set for final phase-out of activation codes.
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., you can 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 termination of your Macabacus services.
In older versions of Macabacus, you can either (a) sign into the Macabacus add-in, or (b) activate it using a code. If sign-in authentication is used, a single user may sign into Macabacus add-ins on an unlimited number of computers, but may only be signed into one computer at a time. If an activation code is used, a single user may activate Macabacus on up to two computers simultaneously.
You can transfer licenses among users and Windows user accounts using these instructions.
This documentation refers to Macabacus version 8.5.9, and may differ from the PDF documentation
on your computer that installed with your version of Macabacus.