Paid Modules


theWord supports paid modules. These modules are strongly encrypted and have certain copy protections.  They are also subject to copyrights and usage restrictions. Once you pay for the paid module via theWord's website, you will receive a confirmation email for your payment and an email with the link to retrieve your unlock key for the module. Go to the link, enter the information used to purchase the module as required. You will then be sent the unlock key and download link. The instructions on the website are very thorough and need not be covered here as well.

Unlocking a Paid Module

Close theWord (if open). Run the installer for the new paid module to install it. Re-pen theWord.

Once you re-open theWord, you will prompted to input the unlock code and registration information as shown below:

Locked Modules Prompt

Locked Modules Prompt

When you press Yes, you will be shown the Unlocked Purchases Modules dialog.  If you select No in the above prompt, you may access the Unlocked Purchases Modules dialog manually via the main menu: Help -> Unlock modules...

Unlock Modules Dialog

Unlock Modules Dialog

The module(s) that you have purchased that have not yet been unlocked should be in the selection box at the top. Select the module you want to unlock.

Enter the Unlock Key from the email you received. It is best to copy-and-paste to ensure no errors are made.

Enter the Full Name as it appears on the email you received.

Enter the Email as it appears on the email you received.

Select the Unlock Module at the bottom of the dialog to unlock and you should see the prompt below.

Unlocked Prompt

Unlocked Prompt

You will then see the Book or Bible View where the module is displayed shaded and a message saying that the module was successfully installed. You may begin using your new module.

Locked modules warning dialog

Locked modules warning dialog<br>

Locked modules warning dialog

This dialog appears if you have purchased at least one module and you make an attempt to use this locked module in a different computer than the one you registered it. For example, this can happen if you have installed the software on a USB flash drive and you insert it in a different computer, or if you format your hard drive and restore your installation from a backup. Please, consult the standard module license agreement for details on how you are allowed to use paid modules.

The reason this dialog appears is because copying paid modules to different computers is prohibited by the standard license unless you own this computer and you use it yourself or for your immediate family.

In case this dialog appears (which can happen for valid reasons) you will need to enter the email you used when you registered the paid module in the appropriate input box(es) (marked with the red-rectangle above). You will need to enter the correct email for each module (in case you have used the same email for all your paid modules you can simply check the Automatically verify all modules that are registered with the same Name and Email in order to avoid typing the email many times -if it is the same).

Once you enter the appropriate info press the Continue... button.

If you are not the legal owner of the paid module then you should leave the corresponding fields empty! In that case the paid modules will get unregistered since is the legal and moral thing to do. The following dialog will appear:

Warning dialog if you are not the legal owner<br>

Warning dialog if you are not the legal owner

Why should you prayerfully proceed with honesty in such a situation!

The following message appears if you click on the Why I should be honest in filling in this form? link on the dialog: it is repeated here for honest contemplation.

Please consider with prayer

The content of the modules listed are the property of the respective copyright holders. Permission has been granted to theWord to distribute these modules for a fee and to be used only for private purposes by the payer.

Violating these conditions by distributing these locked modules and/or providing the means to unlock them is dishonest and a form of theft.

Owning a hard copy of a copyrighted work does NOT entitle a user to have an illegally distributed electronic form of that work. God commands us in Romans 12:17, to "provide things honest in the sight of all men." It is dishonest to take the work of another that is protected by an exclusive right to reproduce, electronically or otherwise, and distribute it without permission.

Further, for those that do steal, they are commanded in Ephesians 4:28, "Let him that stole steal no more". Illegitimately distributing and using a copyrighted work is truly the equivalent of stealing from the copyright holder. The profit that the copyright holder would have gained by the purchase of the work is lost. Please respect these copyrights. "Thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?"'

Please, remember that by respecting the copyright of the publishers and other contributors you encourage the continued development and production of such material.


  ©2003-2012 Costas Stergiou
manual version: 4.0.1327