Registering pdfMachine

Getting a license key

pdfMachine can be used without a license key. However, an advertisement will be placed on each PDF created or modified by an unlicensed pdfMachine. To create or modify PDFs without the advertisement either pdfMachine white must be used, or pdfMachine license(s) purchased and entered into pdfMachine.
Click here for instructions on how to register pdfMachine white.

Enter Registration Details

From the pdfMachine options window, select the Registration tab. You can go straight there from the Start menu by choosing 'Enter pdfMachine Registration Details"


Registration steps:

Step 1 After purchasing pdfMachine you will receive an alphanumerical key code via email. It will look something like: XTXB0X6A71OJ-3XNBIM2XXI3TX

Step 2 Copy and paste the key code into the registration box and click “register”.

Registration help can be found here.

License - This shows what type of license you have purchased.

Expiry - This is the version protection expiry date. When a new version of the software is released, if your version protection has not expired, you can install the new version. Otherwise you have to stick with the old one, which will keep on working as it always has.

Registration delayed until next use - You will only see this if you are running pdfMachine in admin mode. (e.g. right click, run as "Administrator"). This is helpful if you are installing on behalf of someone else and don't want to use a license code for your own user account. e.g. you are an administrator, logged on under your admin account, you register the software on behalf of the regular user of the machine. After you register and exit, the regular user logs in and starts pdfMachine. pdfMachine will then be registered under the "regular user" account.

If the box is not checked the Register button will display "Register:username". When clicked the license will be tied to that username. If you check the box the Register button will change to display "Deferred Registration". When clicked the license will not be used. It will be stored and the license will be tied to the next user who starts pdfMachine.

License Details - This button will display a web page showing the license information for keys that have been registered within pdfMachine. This includes a list of keys used and which users and devices have used those keys. This allows you to see all registered users when you have a multiple-user key.