ABBYY FineReader Activation

After you install ABBYY FineReader 11, you need to activate the program to be able to run it in full mode. In restricted mode, some of the features will be disabled, depending on your version and region.

Activation takes just a few minutes. An Activation Wizard will help you send the data required to activate your copy to ABBYY, and you will receive an activation code in return.

Important! Some versions of the product are activated automatically over the Internet and do not require additional confirmation by the user.

To activate ABBYY FineReader:

  1. On the Help menu, click Activate ABBYY FineReader….
  2. Follow the instructions of the Activation Wizard.

    If you choose to activate your copy by phone or e-mail, simply enter the activation code or provide the path to the activation file in the corresponding dialog box of the Activation Wizard.

Once you have activated your copy, ABBYY FineReader will run on this computer in full mode.

More about activation methods:

The Activation Wizard creates a unique Product ID. This parameter is created on the basis of your computer configuration data as of the moment of activation. The parameter does not include any personal information, information about the computer model, installed software, user settings, or stored data. In addition to the Product ID, the serial number, product name and version, and the interface language of ABBYY FineReader are transferred to the server during activation. This information is required in order to select the appropriate language and content of the activation reply message and will not be used for any other purposes.

You can re–install ABBYY FineReader on the computer on which it has been activated as often as you wish, without activating it again. The Activation Wizard detects and tolerates changes to your PC configuration. Minor upgrades will not require re–activation. If major upgrades are made to the system (e.g. if you format the hard disk or re-install the operating system), you may need to obtain a new activation code.

Once you activate ABBYY FineReader 11 Corporate Edition, you will also get access to ABBYY Business Card Reader, a handy application that enables you to scan business cards, capture the contact data, and export the captured contacts into various electronic formats.