Activating Contract Tools

To use Contract Tools after your trial (see Trying Contract Tools to learn more), you need the activation key you receive when you buy a subscription. To buy a Contract Tools subscription, visit https://papersoftware.com. To recover an activation key, visit https://papersoftware.com/activation.

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Activating Contract Tools by sending your activation key over the internet Activating Online
An alternative to sending your activation key over the internet Activating Offline

Activating Contract Tools requires real hardware, not a virtual machine; see Using Contract Tools on a Virtual Machine to learn more.

If your organization uses Contract Tools License Server to administer Contract Tools, you can connect Contract Tools to Contract Tools License Server instead of activating it. See Connecting to Contract Tools License Server to learn more.

To learn how to deactivate Contract Tools, see Deactivating Contract Tools.

Note: You can use your activation key to activate Contract Tools on one computer at a time. If you want to activate Contract Tools on a different computer, you should first deactivate Contract Tools on your current computer.

To learn how to troubleshoot problems with activating Contract Tools, see Contract Tools Cannot Connect to the Internet, Contract Tools Won’t Activate due to Disabled Network Adapters, and Contract Tools Won’t Activate due to a Problem with Windows Management Instrumentation.

Activating Online

Generally, you activate Contract Tools by sending your activation key over the internet.

To activate Contract Tools online:
  1. Open a document or create a new document in Word.

  2. Enter your activation key, and then click Activate.

Activating Offline

If you cannot activate Contract Tools online, you can activate Contract Tools offline. When you activate Contract Tools offline, you save a request file, upload this request file at https://papersoftware.com/offline-activation to get a response file, and then activate Contract Tools by opening the response file.

To activate Contract Tools offline:
  1. Open a document or create a new document in Word.

  2. Choose Activate Offline from the pop‑up menu at the top of the Contract Tools pane.

  3. Enter your activation key, and then click Save Request File. Choose where you want to save the request file, and then click Save.

  4. Visit https://papersoftware.com/offline-activation and upload the request file to get a response file.

  5. Click Open Response File. Find the response file on your computer, select it, and then click Open.

You can use a response file only once. If you need to activate Contract Tools offline again, follow the steps listed above to get another response file. It’s OK to delete the request file and response file after you’ve activated Contract Tools.

Note: You cannot deactivate Contract Tools offline; see Deactivating Contract Tools to learn how to deactivate Contract Tools.