The program can be registered for individual or multi-user use. Below you will find the Tables of available licenses, together with their description and cost. If you'll be using credit card, please read On-line purchasing with credit cards before proceeding.
For other methods of payment or questions about licensing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your license requirement and your preferred method of payment. We offer a wide range of payment options: PayPal, Purchase Orders, cheques in many foreign currencies, money orders, direct bank deposits. We strive to answer e-mail inquiries in a timely fashion. Note that, except for subscriptions, licenses are one-off purchases; they do not expire but are non-transferable and non-convertible.
WinEdt may be used for an evaluation period of 31 days. Any further use requires a license, obtained through the Registration Procedure. You are strongly advised to take full advantage of the generous (31+ days) free trial period and be sure that you actually want to use/keep WinEdt: buying a license won't make any unresolved "problems" with the trial copy go away. The unregistered trial copy is fully functional and should you decide to register, you'll receive registration data by email. You then enter this data - exactly as given - in your copy of the program, at the Register Dialog, which is located under the Help Menu:
Your copy of the program becomes licensed after you enter your data in the Register Dialog and press OK as prompted.
N.B. You don't have to reinstall WinEdt (you can keep the copy that you have tried and possibly customized during the trial period). Entering the Registration Data will suppress any registration reminders (if your registration is overdue); it will also remove the text, "Unregistered Version", from WinEdt's Caption and reduce the size of the first panel in the Status Line.
WinEdt License Tables
(a) Personal license: issued in the name of the person using the program, for single, individual use only. A personal license entitles the individual to use WinEdt on any computer available to him/her, provided that he/she (1) does not operate WinEdt on more than one computer or terminal at the same time and (2) WinEdt is not used by other individuals with access to these machines. Cost depends on the category, as follows:
The educational rate is applicable to school/university personnel as well as to users not so affiliated but who will use the program for private purposes. The Business/govt rate is required if you are using WinEdt for profitable enterprize or in affiliation with a commercial institution or government agency. Students must use the "Company" field on the order form to specify their educational institution or university, together with student ID number. For orders of 5 or more licenses for educational purposes, the Student rate can be applied, even if not all the recipients are students.
(b) Site License: issued in the name of the Department/ Organization. A Site license is for on-site use only and entitles the holder to use WinEdt according to the number of machines/ terminals running, and/ or the number of users operating, the program. There are 2 categories of site licenses: educational and business/ government). The fee depends on the number of machines/users, as follows:
License description Educational Business/Govt Site License up to 5 users US $200 US $300 Site License up to 10 users US $300 US $400 Site License up to 25 users US $400 US $600 Site License up to 50 users US $600 US $800 Site License up to 100 users US $800 US $1200 Site License up to 200 users US $1200 US $1600
For more than 200 users contact us at email@example.com to inquire about a special deal.
(c) Subscription: this license allows the use of WinEdt on-site as well as distribution of registration data to members of your organization/ research group/ course, etc. This is a per annum license, renewable on a yearly basis. The premium is based on category (educational or business/government) and the estimated number of potential users, as follows:
License description Educational Business/Govt 1 Year Subscription up to 10 users US $150 US $250 1 Year Subscription up to 25 users US $250 US $350 1 Year Subscription up to 50 users US $350 US $500 1 Year Subscription up to 100 users US $500 US $750 1 Year Subscription up to 500 users US $1200 US $1600
For more than 500 users contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Subscription License carries an annual expiry date and it is up to the institution/ contact person to renew it. The actual users would obtain their [renewed] code from their institution and enter it in WinEdt's registration dialog in order to renew the license for their copy of WinEdt. It would be left to the discretion of the institution to distribute the license quota to eligible members. Also I would prefer to deal only with one person (the administrator) and would expect that that administrator be the one to whom any end-user queries about the program be addressed...
(d) Upgrade: Only for registered users of an earlier version of the program in upgrading to the latest version (not applicable for changing or extending the type/size of your current license); for identification purposes you must include your current registration data at the given field on the order form:
Site License Educational Business/Govt Site License up to 5 users US $100 US $150 Site License up to 10 users US $150 US $200 Site License up to 25 users US $200 US $300 Site License up to 50 users US $300 US $400 Site License up to 100 users US $400 US $600 Site License up to 200 users US $600 US $800
On-line purchase with credit card
If you click on any license price in the Tables above you get connected to the appropriate secure on-line order page at "The WinEdt Web Store", an e-Sell portal at RegNet/Digital River, for immediate credit card submission and processing. The order page is a simple, one-page form, asking only for basic information. We, the WinEdt Team, need some more:
- If you are ordering a personal or site license: use the "Address 2" field to specify your version of the program.
- If you are a student: use the "Company" field to enter your student ID, and the "Address 2" field to specify your version of the program.
- If you are 3rd-party buyer: please send an e-mail to email@example.com with details of end-user name and version being used.
- If you are upgrading: please use the "Address 2" field to specify your old code.
After your order is verified you will receive an automated e-mail notification from the Web Store which includes a transaction number that is your proof of purchase, and also includes a link to obtain and print your on-line receipt. We, too, get a notification, with all the details of your order except your credit card information (RegNet/Digital River [DRI] is the credit card processor). We will respond as promptly as possible by e-mailing the registration data directly to you. Please be patient: we are not automated at the WinEdt HQ and sometimes there are internet interruptions; there may be time-zone differences; etc. If you order more than one license we will contact you by e-mail about the names in which each license is to be registered. Please make sure that you include a valid e-mail reply address (or else we may have a hard time reaching you). Should you for some reason not receive your code within 3 days, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your order number and an alternative method of contacting you.
Before placing an order choose a license suitable for your intended use of WinEdt, based on the descriptions given above.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding registration or licensing please contact The WinEdt Team at email@example.com. You can also inquire about alternative methods of ordering a license for WinEdt
If you are seeking technical support use the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and be patient because we have to deal with many such questions every day and sometimes it is impossible to keep up with the flow. Don't forget to check WinEdt's Configuration Wizard which may assist you in resolving your problem...
WinEdt Team does not provide support by the phone. You have to contact us by e-mail: email@example.com.
To avoid misunderstandings and confusion you should always include the Version and Build number of your copy of WinEdt (as displayed in WinEdt's Help-->About WinEdt Dialog) with your orders or queries. This facilitates in sending you the appropriate Registration Code and any relevant information pertaining to your version of the program.
WinEdt may be used for an evaluation period of 31 days. Any further use requires a license obtained through the registration procedure.
Purchasing a license for WinEdt (i.e., registering) entitles the licensee to use the program according to specific conditions. A personal license is for single use only, entitling an individual to use WinEdt on any and all computers available to him/ her, provided that (1) WinEdt is not operated on more than one computer or terminal at the same time and (2) WinEdt is not used by other individuals with access to these machines. A Site License is for an organization/institution, for use on-site only; a Subscription allows usage of the program on-site as well as off-site.
Copying/duplicating this software is prohibited, except for purposes of backup and/or archiving. This software cannot be sold without written authorization from the author. You may not decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or modify this software in any way.
Unregistered version of WinEdt is fully functional and is not crippled in any way. Note that some commands make sense only in certain contexts (for example, when part of the text is selected). For your convenience such commands are automatically disabled when they cannot be applied.
Once the trial period has elapsed, WinEdt will begin issuing warning messages reminding you that the registration is overdue. Such warnings will not cause any damage to your documents; however, they will likely prove rather annoying and distracting. If you are using WinEdt for serious work you are advised to obtain a license prior to the end of your trial period to avoid unwanted distractions.
The author of this program accepts no responsibility for damages resulting from the use of this software and makes no warranty, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. This software is provided as it is, and you, its user, assume all risks when using it.
Note: Availability of old and future versions of WinEdt and our upgrading policies are subject to change at the discretion of WinEdt Team!
The information collected by the WinEdt Team in the process of registration is private and confidential; it is not and will not be made available to any other individual or organization. A database of registered users is kept for the purpose of identifying legitimate upgrade and support requests. We do not send any non-solicited messages (spams) including but not limited to any notifications regarding the availability of new versions of WinEdt and/ or companion tools. The Mailing List and WinEdt's Home Page are the places where interested users can obtain any such information.