Wordshark 5 HOME Download


            For PCs running Windows 7, 8 or 10  

            (Please note the program will not run on Windows 10 in S Mode)

            1. Double-click the download file to run it
            2. Follow on-screen instructions to install

            For MACs running OS 10.7 - 10.14   

            Once downloaded you need to locate the files in your downloads folder and install onto the machine. For Mac this will open a drag and drop installation window 

              • Mount the download disk image
              • Follow the on-screen instructions to install
              • When installation is complete - locate the Wordshark 5 Download application in the Wordshark 5 Download folder, under Applications to launch the program 
            Please note: If you get the message "Unable to load Java Runtime Environment",  this is caused where there is no, or an outdated version of Java on the computer. Wordshark needs Java to run; please download the latest release from ...then install it. You may then need to then re-start your browser (close all browser windows and re-open.)

            You will be asked to enter your 16 character licence key. (This will have been sent to you by email.)
            1. When you see the 'Enter name' box, type the name of the person 'in charge' of the program (i.e. NOT the student name/s). Click 'OK'.
            2. Next you will be asked if you wish to become a Wordshark Administrator, select 'Yes'. Make a note of the name and password you have entered!
            3. As a Wordshark Administrator you now have overall control of the program/licence and can create up to 2 Student accounts for your children. 
            Using Wordshark 5: you can access the full program manual (pdf) as well as video tutorials under 'Help' in the Wordshark menu bar. The same information is available online: Using Wordshark.

            Moving your Wordshark 5 Licence:

            If you will no longer be using Wordshark 5 on a computer, you can deactivate the licence and then activate it on a different computer. To deactivate:

            1. Sign in to Wordshark as a Wordshark administrator

            2. Go to the menu bar Admin / Advanced features / Deactivate 

            3. Enter your Licence Key when prompted

            Keeping Wordshark 5 current:

            You can download updates by signing on as a Wordshark administrator, and click the Help menu / Check for Updates

            Updated: 08 Sep 2019 07:08 PM
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