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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:
A Macabacus license is valid for any version of Office, 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.
In older versions of Macabacus that you sign into using an email address and password, a single user may sign in on an unlimited number of computers, but may only be signed into one computer at a time.
You can transfer licenses among users and Windows user accounts using these instructions.
This documentation refers to Macabacus version 8.9.9. 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.