How to activate your Ablebits license for Excel add-ins

As soon as you purchase your Ultimate Suite or an Ablebits stand-alone add-in license, you will receive an e-mail from us with your personal license key. Please have this e-mail at hand before starting the activation process.

If you need to activate your Add-ins Collection for Outlook, please follow these activation instructions.

To enter the license key and unlock the program, please follow the instructions below.

Ultimate Suite: Start the Product Activation Wizard

  1. Start Microsoft Excel.
  2. Go to the Ablebits Data tab and click the far left Buy Now button. In the drop-down menu, select the Enter License Key... option:
    Find the <em>Buy Now</em> button and click <em>Enter License Key...</em>.

Stand-alone add-ins: Start the Product Activation Wizard

  1. Start Microsoft Excel.
  2. Go to the Ablebits Add-ins tab and click on the icon of the add-in you want to activate:
    Click on the icon of the add-in you want to activate.
  3. Click the Activation icon at the bottom of the add-in pane:
    Click the small Key icon at the bottom of the pane.
  4. You will see the About window. Click the Enter key button:
    Hit Enter Key.
Note. If you have no trial days left, clicking on the add-in icon you will see the following pop up window:
Click Enter Key.
To start Product Activation Wizard, hit the Enter key button.

Activate your license

  1. On the first step of the Product Activation Wizard, click the Next > button:
    Product Activation Wizard.
  2. On the second step, you are to pick the activation process:

    Choose the activation method.

    Choose the method you prefer and click Next >.

Automatic activation process

Note. To activate your copy automatically, a special activation code will be downloaded from our server, so please, before starting the activation process, make sure the Internet connection is established.
  1. On step 3 of the wizard, enter your License Name and License Key (that you received in an email from us) into the corresponding fields:
    Paste your License Name and License Key.

    Note. Please make sure to copy and paste the entire license key and not to leave out any symbols.

    Click the Next > button.

  2. Your license is activated!
    Your license is activated!
    Please click Finish, close Microsoft Excel and open it anew.
  3. Tip. If automatic activation fails for any reason, please try the Manual activation process.

Manual activation process

Note. To activate your copy manually, you will need to get a special activation code, which is unique for your computer. This code is downloaded from our server, so please, before starting the activation process, make sure the Internet connection is established.
  1. On step 3 of the wizard, enter your License Name and License Key (that you received in an email from us) into the corresponding fields.

    –°lick the Go button to get your Activation Code:
    Get your activation code.

  2. In your browser, you will have the Activation Server opened. Copy the entire activation code from the Activation Server:
    Copy the activation code.
  3. Paste the activation code into the Activation Code field:
    Paste the activation code into the correspondiong field.
    Click the Next button.
  4. Your license is activated!
    Your license is activated!
    Please click Finish, close Microsoft Excel and open it anew.

Troubleshooting

If there is no internet connection

Sometimes you may need to activate your license on a PC that has no internet connection. There is a way to do it, but you'll need to have at hand another computer with internet connection established.

  1. On the PC on which you want to activate your license, select Manual activation process on the the second step of the Activation Wizard and click on the Next button.
  2. On step 3 of the Activation wizard, copy the Hardware ID number:
    Copy the Hardware ID number.
  3. On any PC connected to the Internet, open the activation server page:
    http://www.activatenow.com/user/activation.asp
  4. On the activation page:

    • Enter your license key (that you received in an email from us) and click the Submit button:
      Enter your license key.
    • Enter your Hardware ID (from Manual activation - step 3) and click the Submit button:
      Enter your Hardware ID.
    • The activation server will generate an activation code and will show it in the Your new activation code field:
      Copy the activation code.
    • Save the activation code.
  5. Go back to the computer on which you want to activate your license and to step 3 of the Activation Wizard. Paste the activation code into the Activation Code field, and click the Next button:
    Paste the activation code into the corresponding field.
  6. Your license is activated!
    Your license is activated!
    Please click Finish, close Microsoft Excel and open it anew.

Activation limit exceeded

When you activate the Ablebits add-in in any of the described ways, you may get a message that activation limit exceeded. The thing is that after you install the program and activate it with your license key, our activation server associates the key with your computer hardware ID. When you install the product on another machine or reinstall it on the same one, the activation server regards it as a new activation or reactivation. When the activation/reactivation limit is exceeded, your key can be automatically blocked. In this case, please contact us at support@ablebits.com.

Responses

Bret Steven Bohannon says:
January 7, 2019 at 11:50 pm

I purchaced a license using my personal paypal (on my companies google account) and when I go to activate is states that the subscription is expired. Please Help!

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Thank you for reporting this problem to us, Bret.
I'm sorry to hear you're unable to activate your subscription.

I replied to you directly via email regarding the problem.
Please check your Spam/Junk/Trash folders if you don't see the message in your Inbox.

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What happens if I change computers? How would I ensure it is removed from the old computer and can be installed on the new one?

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Hi, Heather,
Thank you for using Ablebits tools.
To ensure the add-in is removed from your old computer, delete it via Control Panel, here you will find the detailed instructions.
When the add-in is uninstalled from your old machine, install it on your new one and activate your license again.
If you face any problem with license activation, please contact our support team at support@ablebits.com

Thank you.

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Fehmeed Quaiyumi says:
February 15, 2019 at 12:16 pm

Hi,

I purchased and installed on my old laptop and now I need to install this on my new laptop as well. Please help.

Warm Regards
Fehmeed Quaiyumi

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Hi Fehmeed,

Please send us your order number to support@ablebits.com and our specialists will provide you with the detailed instructions how to install and activate the product you have a license for.

Thank you.

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Thomas Kitzmiller says:
February 15, 2019 at 3:26 pm

If I purchase the program I will want to install it on my office desktop and also my travel laptop. Will I be have to purchase two licenses to do this? I will only be using one at a time.

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