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How to activate Readiris 16 for Mac

We are moving Readiris to a new activation scheme as of July of 2023 starting with version 17.18. It uses a 36 digit code with hyphens that is entered in a single field.

Existing users can continue to use their existing code.

Start the software and when asked to activate:

  • Copy the Activation code (from your email order confirmation).
  • Right-click inside the field and select Paste so that you don't have to type it in.
  • Click Activate and the software should activate automatically.
    Note that direct internet access is required to activate the software.


  1. If the the activation fails you will see a window that says:
    Retry | Manual Activation | Cancel |
  2. Click on the Manual Activation button 
  3. Click now on Save as text file... and send us this text file by attaching that file to a support ticket.

 We will use that information to generate and return a license file. 

  1. When you receive the file start the software and click the "Import a license file" button in the main screen and select the lservrc file that you have saved on your Mac.


Choose files or drag and drop files
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  1. Casey King

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