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Do you want to renew your PDFCreator license? We show you what to do. Please check if you meet the following requirements:

  • You own a license of PDFCreator Plus or any of our PDFCreator business editions
  • The license expire-date may not date back more than 30 days (except business editions)
  • The license is not a lifetime-license


Access to the license server

First of all you need access to our license-server. If you already have your license-server credentials you may want to skip this part and continue with step 3.

You can access the license server at license.pdfforge.org If you don't have your credentials yet please click on "Request Credentials".

Please enter the email-adress that you used to purchase PDFCreator.

Tip: You can search in your email-client for emails from our payment-provider FastSpring. If you are still not sure what email-adress you used you can try to perform this step with your name. Please make sure that the name has to be spelled exactly as you entered it when purchasing PDFCreator.

After a click on "Request Password" a email with a link to reset your password has been sent to your email-adress.


Enter your Credentials

This link is valid for 24 hours. Open it in a browser and enter your new password. For your own safety you have to enter the password again to minimize the risk of misspelling.

After entering your new password you will be directed to your profile page.



In the License Overview you have an overview over your licenses as well as their activation states and expire-dates. The "Extend License" button is located right under each license. Please click the button for the license that you want to extend.

On the next page you can select the plan you want to user for the extend. Please follow the given steps and check that you are extending the correct license. A click on "Extend" opens a window with the store page at our payment provider.

Please note that a license can only be extended using this window If you copy the URL or open it in another browser or on another PC the license is not extended. Instead a new license is being generated.

At the store page you proceed to purchase PDFCreator as normal. When the purchase is done it shows the same license-key as you had before and you can check in the license-server that the expire-date has been changed according to the selected plan.