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Download, install and license Workshare Professional

Learn how to download, install and license your product.

1. Download

Your products are available in the Workshare Download Center.


If you don’t have a Workshare Connect account, you’ll be asked to create one. Create your account and verify your email address before continuing with the next steps.

In the Download Center, choose your product or application.

If you're a Windows user:

  1. To get Workshare Professional for 32-bit Microsoft Office, click The button says, "Download for Windows"
Most people are using the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office. To find out which version of Office you're on, see Important information for 64-bit download.
  1. For all other products and applications, click User-added image and click the relevant download option.
Note: If you're looking for the MSIs and prerequisites, these can be extract from the Workshare Professional executable by following these instructions: Extract MSIs and prerequisites from the Workshare Professional 10 EXE

If you're a Mac user:
  • Click The button says, "Download for Mac"
Mac users are able to use the online and syncing functionality of Workshare Professional. If you want to use the Workshare Professional comparison application and email integration features on your Mac, you can use a third party vendor application like Parellels Desktop or VMware Fusion to emulate Windows and then run Workshare Professional for Windows in the emulator.

2.1 Install Workshare Professional (Windows)

If you’re a Windows user, you will have downloaded Workshare.Professional.Bundle.exe. Double-click it and follow the installation wizard. For full instructions, see the Workshare Professional 10 Installation Guide

2.2 Install Workshare (Mac)

If you’re a Mac user, you will have downloaded Workshare.dmg. Double-click it. A new Finder window will appear. In the Finder window, drag Workshare into Applications. In Applications, double-click Workshare and follow the installation wizard. 

Note: Only the online and syncing functionality of Workshare Professional is available to Mac users. If you want to use the full Workshare Professional for Windows functionality (includes the comparison application and email integration), you can use a third-party vendor application like Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion to emulate Windows and then follow the steps in 2.1: Install Workshare Professional (Windows) to install and run Workshare Professional in the emulator.

3. License

Workshare no longer uses authentication codes or .LIC files for licensing. Now licensing is as simple as signing in.

User-added image

After installing your product, you’ll be prompted to sign in to Workshare. Use the email and password for your Workshare Connect account. This will license your product on your computer. If you don't have a Workshare Connect account, enter your email address into the sign in page and you'll be asked to choose a password.

If you haven't been prompted to sign in, manually trigger the prompt by double-clicking the comparison application icon on your desktop. If you don't have a Workshare Connect account, click Create account in the dialog and follow the steps.

The icon for the comparison shows a circle with three triangles around it that point outward

If you're licensing Professional 8 or an earlier version, you can find the instructions here.

If you're deploying Workshare, you can choose between using the sign in method for licensing that's described above or our Enterprise licensing method. To find out more, see the help article called Licensing Workshare 9 and above for deployment. Full instructions on downloading, licensing and deploying can be found in the Workshare Professional 10 Installation Guide
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