Registering QuadSucker/News

(c) Scott M Baker / SB-Software


Purpose:

This file contains detailed instructions on how to enter your registration code into QuadSucker/News.

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Why should you register?

There's all kinds of reasons why you should register, including (but not limited to):

  1. You're required to if you use the software
  2. It supports the author and encourages updates
  3. It pays the cost of developing the software
  4. Registering eliminates the annoying startup delay
  5. Registering entitles you to a better level of support than non-registered users

Registering is the same as "Buying" or "Paying for" the software. Registration is quick, safe, and secure. You QuadSucker registration code is good for life, and is compatible with all future versions of the software.


Step 1: Start-up QuadSucker/News.

This is normally done by clicking the icon on your windows desktop, which loads Quadsucker/News. Since QuadSucker is currently not registered, it will display the "Please Register" screen.

There is normally a "Delay" that will count down. Once the countdown is complete, Click the <Press to Continue> button, which will load up the QuadNews main screen:

Step 2: Click on the Register menu item.

The register menu item is on the menu bar near the top of the QuadNews main window. Click it.

This will bring up the registration dialog box.

Step 3: "Pay" online if you haven't done so already.

If you've already "Paid" (via credit card, check in the mail, paypal, etc), then skip this step. Otherwise, it's time to pay. The registration dialog box has a button right next to where it says "Register On-Line Now" (see below). Click that button:

Follow the instructions on the website to submit your credit card details (or pay by US Mail, or PayPal -- whatever your preference is). Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email message that will contain your registration code. Once you've received that code, we can proceed to the next step.

Step 4: Enter your registration code

I'm assuming since you're on this step, then you have received the registration email (from me) that contains your registration code. If not, then you'll need to wait for it to show up. If you've paid online via credit card or paypal, then it should arrive within a couple of minutes.

Note: If you've registered online, then you'll received TWO email messages. The first one is an automated receipt from the credit card processor. The second email contains your registration code.

Now, it's time to enter your email and registration code into the software:

Note that the email address and registration code must be entered exactly as they appear in the email message that was sent to you. Pay attention to capitalization, and make sure not to type any extra "spaces" or extra punctuation.

I recommend using "cut and paste" to copy the registration code out of the email that was sent to you, and then paste it into QuadNews. This will ensure that you don't make any errors when copying the code. [Note: You should still be mindful not to copy any extra "spaces" when you copy the email and code]

Step 5: Verify the registration code

Once you've typed in your email address and code, use the Verify button:

If everything works correctly, then QuadNews should say "Your registration code has been verified and recorded" when you press the verify button. If there is a problem, then most likely, you have mistyped something. Check the following: