Lite Version Limitations
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Starting in version 3.21 of DONATION, there are two variant versions of it available - the full, paid version, and the free, Lite version. If you are not sure which version you have, go to Help à About DONATION in the program. If it says "Free Lite Version", "Free Lite Local Database Version" or "Free Lite Standalone Version" on the line underneath the version number, then it's the Lite version. If it says anything else there, it isn't.
The full, paid version has all of the features documented in this manual, and also allows for the option of using a multi-user network version of DONATION on a local area network within one workplace. It starts out as a 60-day evaluation version (which has all features except for creating real charitable receipts), and is changed to the full version when you pay the Initial Purchase price and get a license key for the program. You can go to the PRICING/PAYMENT page on the web site to see how to pay, and how much that will cost.
The free, Lite version of DONATION has all of the core features that are needed to track donors and donations and issue receipts. It can be used by smaller charities and churches with more limited needs.
The Lite version can always be upgraded to the paid full version if you wish, by installing the full version from the DOWNLOAD page on the web site or via the Tools à Check for Updates menu option, which will give you the 60-day evaluation version. Then paying the Initial Purchase price entitles you to a license key, which converts the evaluation version to the full version.
The following are the limitations of the free Lite version:
The Lite version does not need and cannot use the license keys that are required by the full version. Thus, the Tools à Request or Install License Key menu option is not needed by the Lite version.
Users of the Lite version are entitled to free support for installation and startup issues for one month from the date on which they register the program, via the REGISTER page on the web site or the Register Online form in the program. After that, however, a small annual support fee will be required if you need support - see the PRICING/PAYMENT page on the web for details. Fortunately, most standard questions can easily be answered by reading this Help and the Support Forum online.