To register for Ability Office support, you will need to fill out
the form on the Ability web site.
To register click
Ability Office 2002 offers you a powerful word processor with Table
support; a sophisticated multi-sheet spreadsheet; an outstanding
MS Access-compatible relational database with unique, user-friendly
querying; and, uniquely to Standard Office Suites, an Adobe PhotoShop-compatible
photo-editor. Four distinct but fully integrated modules in a single
personal productivity suite.
Ability users will immediately be familiar with the new Ability
Office 2002 interface, and with improved file compatibility between
all Ability products you can get straight to work with your existing
data files. What’s more, Ability Office 2002’s close
compatibility with the leading MS Office applications, in both look
and ease of file conversion, means that you’ll always be familiar
with industry standard practices, no matter what software you use
in your place of work.
Ability Write now benefits from Table creation
and editing features, with table cell merging and splitting, shading
and border formatting, and support for importing MS Word documents
containing tables and images.
Ability Spreadsheet now supports Print-to-Fit auto-scaling,
advanced cell formatting (Merge/Split Cells, Insert/Edit Cell Comments,
Double Line Borders, Custom Cell Format Styles), Tool Tips which
display Cell Formula, and Spreadsheet Templates.
Ability Database now supports native MS Access
2000/XP 'mdb' files and improved Macro support for Forms, enabling
you to create interface forms that will link with Data Forms to
create better bespoke solutions.
Ability Office differs from all other office suites with the inclusion
of a digital photo-editor. The latest version,
Ability Photopaint offers interface familiarity
and compatibility with Adobe Photoshop, supports 25 graphic file
formats, a recent color list, a Pattern Editor to use with Brush
tools and Red Eye Reduction.
are the hardware/operating system requirements?
Any 32 Windows environment (Windows 95/NT 4.0/98/ME/2000/XP)
A typical installation of Ability Office takes around 25/30MB
RAM and Processor speed - there are no minimum requirements providing
Windows itself will run. However, Ability would not recommend
running Windows with less that 32MB RAM and a 200MHz processor,
and so this is their "minimum recommend specification".
For vector tool manipulation in Ability Photopaint Studio, the
faster the better - 500MHz and 64MB RAM should be regarded as
get the Product Key to work.
a Product Key, follow these steps:
Ability application (Start/Program Files/Ability Office).
If the trial
period has already run out, you will be presented with a dialog
asking you to enter a Product Key. If the trial period has not
yet expired, then select Help/About and click the Register button.
the version of Ability matches the one that have purchased a product
key for. For example, all purchases in 2002 will be for the 2002
version. If the dialog box says "Ability Office 98"
or "Ability Office 2000" then you should download and
install the latest software before entering the product key. Please
boxes must now be filled in exactly according to the details we've
given you. Note that all the fields - name, organization and product
key - must be exact (see note b. below).
As soon as
step 3 is complete, the "OK" button becomes active -
click on this to complete the process. You will now be able to
start the Ability program(s). If the OK button does not become
active, then it can only be because the text you've entered does
not exactly match the details you've been given.
do I remove Ability Office?
Programs in Control Panel and then select "Ability Office".
If you've created any data files in the Ability Office directory,
it will not be deleted by the Uninstaller. If you want to remove
these files, the easiest way is to remove the Ability directory
manually - use Windows Explorer to delete the Ability Office directory
tree (which by default is located in \Program Files). ONLY DO
THIS AFTER RUNNING UNINSTALL.
do you turn off the registration wizard?
I've registered, but I still get the registration wizard appear
every 1/2/5 times Ability is started,
Win 95/98/ME: The registration wizard is switched
off by the "Finish" button on the last page of the wizard.
So, to turn it off, complete the wizard and make sure the "Finish"
button is clicked. When the wizard next runs, follow these steps:
next button until the "Finish" button is visible
Internet Connection" (it doesn't matter if you haven't got
an internet connection)
Internet Browser down - don't bother to actually Send the form
if you are already registered with us.
button on the registration wizard will now be selectable.
Win NT/2000/XP and Ability 98/2000 & 2002 less
than build version 3.0.014: If you have Ability Office 2002 build
version 3.0.014 or later, the please read the instructions for
Win95/98/ME above. If the registration wizard fails to turn itself
off for these operating systems, then the registry needs to be
updated manually. To do this, please follow these steps. Care
must be taken when updating the registry:
and enter REGEDIT
Open the key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Ability n.0/RegWizEvery where n is
either 1, 2 or 3 depending on whether you have Ability Office
98, 2000 or 2002.
Set the value
of RegWizEvery to 0.
If you select
Help/About/Register in any Ability application and the dialog
says "this application is fully registered" then no
further action need be taken. If you select Help/About in any
Ability application and you cannot see a Register button, then
no further action need be taken.
Please note that the registration details for Name, Organization
and Product Key MUST BE EXACT, including punctuation,
spacing and capitalization.
If the name
specified in the registration email (or letter) was "Phil
Roach", entering "PHIL ROACH" or "P. Roach"
or anything other than "Phil Roach" will cause registration
If there was
no organization specified in the registration email (or letter)
don't try adding one in the registration screen.
If the registration
email (or letter) specified "Inc." (note the period)
as part of the organization field, please don't enter "INC",
"Inc" or "Incorporated".
If you're still having problems, try copy and paste from the registration
email into the register dialog.
As a last resort, copy the details you've entered into all three
boxes and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
more FAQ's, support and updates regarding Ability Office software
to visit the Ability
Website ( www.ability.com )