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Register OnlineBrings up a Registration window that displays the Organization Info data, and allows you to fill in a few other fields, to submit your registration information to, and thus get onto the mailing list, so you hear about new releases of the program etc.


Check for UpdatesBrings up a window that allows you to check for updates to the program that are newer than your current version. It also allows you to specify whether or not the program should remind you to check for updates monthly. (By default, it does remind you.)


Request or Install

License KeyBrings up the Evaluation and Licensing window in which you can request or install keys for extending your evaluation period (if your ACCOUNTS is an unlicensed evaluation version) or for licensing your installation of ACCOUNTS. If you are already licensed, this shows you that fact and whether or not you are eligible for support and updates, based on the last payment date.
If you have an Internet connection on your computer, and have taken one of several actions that communicates your database's Unique ID to us, updating your license key may happen fairly automatically when you choose this menu option, if you have paid since you last updated your license key.


For the Web Network Version of ACCOUNTS, the previous menu option is renamed to just License Information, because that version doesn't need or use license keys. The window can still be used to see your licensing or evaluation status, and to request an extension of your evaluation period.


Explore Data DirectoryBrings up a Windows Explorer or My Computer type window, to view the files in the program's Data Directory (which is in different places depending on your version of Windows).
View Saved SettingsAllows you to view all settings saved by the program for later use.


Network Client InformationThis menu option only appears in the Local Network Server version of ACCOUNTS. It displays the information needed to successfully install the Local Network Client version of ACCOUNTS on other computers in your network.
Fix novaPDF ProblemsDownloads and runs a program from our website to uninstall and reinstall the novaPDF PDF printer, to fix problems that sometimes come up (for instance if you uninstall the printer driver, or delete some of its files).


Run Windows CalculatorStarts the standard Windows Calculator application. However, ACCOUNTS also has a built-in Calculator, that can be started from any field for entering a currency amount just by typing any arithmetic operator (+, -, * or /) in it. That will usually be more helpful because it can automatically paste the result of a calculation back into that field.