How do I Get Rid of the DocuCom PDF Trial Watermark in PaperPort 11?

When opening a PDF document in PaperPort 11, you may find that the PDF displays a "DocuCom PDF Trial" watermark. In order to resolve this issue, you must edit the Windows registry and reinstall Paperport.

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To get rid of the watermark, you will have to edit the registry.

Edit the Registry

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Close PaperPort.

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Click "Start," type "regedit," and press "Enter."

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Click the "+" sign next to the following items in the left pane of the Registry Editor: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software

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Right-click the "ScanSoft" key and select "Permissions."

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Check the boxes labeled "FULL CONTROL" and "READ" for the following entries: Your user acocunt Administrator Administrators (if available) Creater Owner (if available) Users (if available)

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Click the "+" sign next to the following items in the left pane of the Registry Editor: HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software

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Right-click the "ScanSoft" key and select "Permissions."

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Check the boxes labeled "FULL CONTROL" and "READ" for the following entries: Your user acocunt Administrator Administrators (if available) Creater Owner (if available) Users (if available)

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Close the Registry Editor.

Uninstall and Reinstall PaperPort

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Click "Start," type "programs and features" and press "Enter."

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Select PaperPort from the list of installed options and click the "Uninstall" button. Follow the prompts to finish uninstalling the software.

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Download the PaperPort removal tool and save the file to your desktop.

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Right-click the file and choose "Extract here" to extract the files. A new folder named "Remover" will appear on your desktop.

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Open the "Remover" folder and double-click "Remover.exe."

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Click "Yes" to confirm that you want to remove PaperPort.

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Click "Start" and select "Computer."

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Double-click "Local Disk C:" and open the "Program Files" folder.

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Open the "ScanSoft" folder and delete the "PaperPort" folder.

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Click "Start," type "devices and printers," and press "Enter."

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Right-click the PaperPort printer, choose "Delete," and click "Yes" to remove the printer.

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Restart the computer.

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Insert your PaperPort installation disc and follow the prompts to reinstall the software.