The first time you use PERRLA (after you download and install it), you have to activate the software. This is an easy process and only requires the email and password you created when purchasing PERRLA.
If you just purchased PERRLA
Here's how it works:
- Open PERRLA for Word
If you added the shortcut to your desktop during installation, double-click on the yellow pencil icon. If not, open PERRLA from the Windows Taskbar.
- Choose I Have Already Purchased PERRLA once it starts
If you haven't purchased PERRLA and are using the Free Trial, choose I Want To Start My Free Trial
- Log in with your PERRLA Account email & password
You will also need to give your computer a nickname. By default, it's the name of your computer. Be sure you don't copy and paste into these fields. Windows is finicky about pasted passwords.
- Click Automatic Activation
You must be connected to the internet to activate PERRLA.
That's it! PERRLA for Word will touch base with our servers to make sure you still have activations available (you can activate PERRLA for Word on up to 3 computers).
PERRLA will redirect you to the starting screen where you can start writing perfect papers.
If you had a previous installation of PERRLA or used the PERRLA for Word Free Trial on this computer
If you have already used PERRLA on this computer (like for a Free Trial), then you will not be prompted to activate. Instead, you will need to go to the My PERRLA Products tab on the start window. Then, click Activate next to the version of PERRLA for Word you want to use (APA or MLA).
You can activate and use both APA and MLA with a PERRLA Subscription.
Activating PERRLA manually
If you are having trouble using the Automatic Activation, you can activate your software manually. Follow along with the instructions in the video above to activate manually.
If you are still having trouble, reach out to our Customer Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.