FineReader PDF for Mac activation process


How to activate FineReader PDF for Mac and FineReader Pro for Mac?


To activate the purchased copy of the program, the serial number received with the purchase confirmation is needed. The serial number can be found in the confirmation message received from the online store.

To activate the FineReader PDF for Mac or FineReader Pro for Mac:

  1. Install the program on the computer.
    Retail versions (if the purchase was made on our website, not via App Store) can be downloaded here.
  2. Run the program and enter the serial number in a displayed dialog box.
    If the dialog box does not appear, click on the menu ABBYY FineReader PDF > Activate.
  3. Enter the serial number and click OK.

Note: If the purchase was conducted via the Mac App Store, there is no need to activate it. The version is linked to the Apple ID.

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    Emerson Fernandes

    Hello time

    I bought the software from you, but I noticed that it didn't work on Mac when I downloaded it.

    Can you help me to solve this?

    This is my order
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    Victoria Dvornikova

    Hello Emerson,

    I have created a support ticket based on your question. Please await a reply from our Customer Support.

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    Tatiana Leal


    I downloaded the app through the Mac App Store, but need to activate it with the key provided from my office in order for it to work and right now the only options is giving me is to activate it by paying; what can I do? can you help me please?


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    Victoria Dvornikova

    Hello Tatiana,

    In case you have the license key you need to download FineReader PDF via the link:

    The version from App Store doesn't require activation as it should be purchased with the Apple ID.

    I also just added this information to the article.



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