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Convert your trial version of a single-user Adobe product to a fully licensed copy by doing the following steps:

A. Purchase a full license for the product

  1. Click the "Buy Online..." button within your trial software to access the Adobe Store and purchase a serial number.

  2. Select your country and click Go.
  3. Choose an item and add it to your cart.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the purchase process.


  • To convert a beta or preview version to a full version, uninstall the beta or preview and then install the current trial version.
  • To qualify for an upgrade license, you must provide a valid serial number for an earlier version of the same Adobe software application as your tryout.
  • Be sure to uninstall trial versions of Authorware orHomesite before you install the full version.

B. Receive the product serial number

After you complete the purchase, the product serial number appears on your receipt page. (A receipt page will also be sent to you via e-mail.) You will need this serial number to activate your product, so be sure to save it.

Since you already installed the trial version on your computer, you do not need to download the product again. There is no need to remove the trial version in order to use the fully licensed product.

Download products purchased from the Adobe Store are automatically registered to the purchaser. You do not need to register a Try And Buy product a second time.

C. Activate your product

Upon successful activation, your product will be ready for unrestricted use. To activate your fully licensed copy, do the following steps:

  1. Start the trial version of the software.
  2. In the Activation dialog box, click Enter Serial Number.
  3. Enter the product serial number you obtained after completing your purchase.
  4. Click Activate.

Additional downloadable content

Some trial versions do not contain the complete set of content available with the retail product. Click the link on the receipt page (and in your receipt page e-mail) to access any content that was missing from the tryout version. Use your Adobe ID and password to access this content at any time. Product content is available for up to three years after the product is released.

Note: Remember to create backups of your trial download and additional downloadable content as soon as you complete the download process.

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