Activating ScanToPDF Version 5

Each installation of ScanToPDF has a unique serial number, and hence unique activation keys. If the software is re-installed onto a new computer then new keys will be required.


All our software will operate in evaluation mode until the software is activated. Activation is a simple 2 stage process

1. Generate a key using the website
2. Apply the key to the ScanToPDF software

This page explains the process in detail. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.

Obtain The ScanToPDF Serial Number

Start the ScanToPDF software
Click the "Edit" menu and choose "Options"
Click the "Activation" ICON
The "Product Activation" window is displayed
Click the "Copy" BUTTON and select "Copy serial number to clipboard"

Generating Activation Keys

Login to your website account - https://www.scantopdf.com/account/keys
Click "Keys" on the left hand side of the page
To generate a key for the first time
In the keys table, in the serial number column, click the "Enter Serial Number" LINK
To generate a key for the second and subsequent time
In the keys table, next to the serial number column, click the ">" symbol and then click the "Generate Replacement Key" LINK
Paste the serial number obtained into the "Serial Number" box provided
Enter your name into the box provided (optional)
Enter comments into the box provided (optional)
Click the "Activate" BUTTON 
Your activation key(s) will be generated and entered into the Keys table
On the right hand side of the table, click the > symbol to expand the line to show the keys.
Keys can be copied by highlighting them and copying them using the mouse right click option or CTRL-C on the keyboard
Keys can be saved to a license file by clicking the "Export all issued keys for this order to licence file" LINK
The key(s) should then be applied to the ScanToPDF software

Applying Activation Keys

Using a License File
Start ScanToPDF
Click the "Edit" menu and choose "Options"
Click the "Activation" ICON
The "Product Activation" window is displayed
Click the "Add" BUTTON 
Choose "Import a license file"
Select the license file (which is an xml file) provided and click "Open"
The keys provided will be imported and applied
Click the "Save" BUTTON

Detailed information about the ScanToPDF activation window is available here

Alternatively, drag & drop the license file into the activation window
Click the "Save" BUTTON

Adding Activation Keys Manually
Start ScanToPDF
Click the "Edit" menu and choose "Options"
Click the "Activation" ICON
The "Product Activation" window is displayed
Click the "Add" BUTTON
Choose "Add an activation key manually"
Enter the activation key(s) provided into the text box provided
Click the ">>" BUTTON to expand the box to enable input of multiple keys at the same time
Click the "OK" BUTTON
Click the "Save" BUTTON

Detailed information about the ScanToPDF activation window is available here