Shorthand Version 10 
Licensing and Registration

 Try Out Shorthand Risk-Free for 30 Days
Shorthand comes with a free 30 day trial license so you can download Shorthand (a fully functional version) and use it for 30 days. Since you get to use Shorthand on your computer, you get to see if Shorthand works as advertised before deciding on purchasing it.

Please note that Shorthand is not free software: If you decide you want to keep Shorthand you must register and purchase a permanent License as described below.

Please read the Warranty and License Agreement carefully before purchasing a license. In particular, note that purchasing a license indicates that you have thoroughly evaluated and tested Shorthand and found it acceptable for your purposes. Since each license is personalized with your name, we do not accept returns or issue refunds for licenses!
 What You Get
If you purchase a Shorthand License, you will receive a unique Registration ID which converts your copy of Shorthand into a Licensed Copy and allows you to use Shorthand beyond the 30 day trial period. Unless indicated otherwise, documentation is provided through Shorthand's help file and the Shorthand How-to Guide PDF file; there is no printed documentation and CD's are sold separately.  

We offer two types of Licenses:

Time-limited licenses allow you to use the Shorthand software for a specified amount of time. Time-limited licenses include FREE UPGRADES to future versions of Shorthand while your license is active.

Non-expiring licenses allow you to use a specific version of Shorthand as long as you wish (e.g. a non-expiring Sh10 license allows you to use the Shorthand Version 10 with no end date; please note that a Sh10 license will not work with other versions of Shorthand). Unlike the Time-limited Licenses, non-expiring licenses DO NOT include free upgrades to future versions of Shorthand.

NOTE: Non-expiring licenses are keyed to your local hard drive so cannot be installed on Virtual Machines (VDIs), removable drives (e.g. USB flash drives, jump drives, thumb drives) or on a network server. You should get a Time-Limited license (e.g. a 30 day or 1 year license) if you plan to use Shorthand on virtual machines, VDIs, removable drives or on a network server.
  Shorthand 10 Price List
All prices are in US dollars and subject to change without notice.  The prices below are for orders placed through the links below; prices may be higher for mail-in or purchase orders.

 Single PC License (non-expiring)  from $159.95
 1-User Time-limited (Subscription) License   from $5.95 for 30 days ($29.95 for 1 year)
 Multi-user Site Licenses  from $145.00 per year
 for 5 users
 21 or more users Contact OfficeSoft
for a quote. 

How to Purchase a License
The steps below explain how to register and purchase a Shorthand License.

Step 1:  Download and install Shorthand.
If you haven't already done so, download and install Shorthand on your computer. 

Step 2:  Evaluate and test Shorthand.
After installing Shorthand, run Shorthand and make sure Shorthand works with all the applications you plan to use with Shorthand. By purchasing a license you indicate that you have thoroughly evaluated and tested Shorthand and found it acceptable for your purposes. We do not accept returns or issue refunds for licenses.  

Step 3:  Send payment.
Purchase your license by selecting one of the following options: 

Pay with Credit Card over the Web. 
Step 4:  Wait for your Registration ID to arrive.
Wait for your Registration ID to arrive via e-mail. It normally takes about 1 to 2 working days for us to process your order. If you do not hear from us within 2 business days (7 business days for eChecks): Your email program may be blocking our messages; please check your SPAM or BULK folder.

To activate Shorthand, you must enter your Registration ID into Shorthand. Click here for instructions on entering your Registration ID. You will NOT lose your word lists when you enter your new Registration ID and you do not have to reinstall the Shorthand software.

Please Note:
After the 30-day trial period has expired, Shorthand will display reminder messages but should continue to work for a week or two.

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