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Installing the Designer

To edit Document Creator layouts you can use the Document Creator Designer. This is a stand-alone application that can be installed locally on a Windows PC. Every time the application is started it will automatically check for and install updates when they are available.


To install the designer:

  1. Invoke the Download Designer action on the Document Creator Setup page.


    Or, use the following button to download the designer directly:

    Download Designer

  2. Download the .application file and wait for the download to complete.

  3. Run the .application file to start the installation, and follow the steps in the installer.


Depending on the configurations on your workstation/PC, you may initially be blocked from installing the application, e.g., due to restrictions implied by the configuration of the ClickOnce Trust Prompt or Windows Defender SmartScreen. Please contact your system administrator if you need help to resolve any issues of this nature.


The Document Creator Designer includes a 14-day unrestricted, free trial. Simply click on the Start Trial button to start using your free Designer trial period!

To explore the features of the Designer you can also check out the Document Creator Designer Demo.

Product Activation

The first time you open the Document Creator Designer the "Product Activation" form is shown.


On this page, you have three methods for activation to use the designer:

  • Apportunix account - If you have started a subscription for Document Creator for one of your Production environments via the Apportunix Subscriptions page, then you will have registered an Apportunix Account that is linked to that Production environment. You can activate the designer by entering the credentials for your Production environment and then clicking on the Login button.


  • Product key - Activate the designer by entering your AAD Tenant ID (online) / BC Serial No. (on-premise) and Product Key, and then clicking on the Validate button.



    The Document Creator Designer can only be activated with a product key for licenses in the new license model (S/M/L/XL). Please see the Pricing page for an overview of the available editions. Please contact us if you require a new product key for the new license model.

  • Start trial - The first time you select Start trial a 14-day free trial will start. In the trial mode you can use all features of the designer, without any restrictions. You can continue using the trial in this period, but will need to select Start trial everytime you open the designer. After the trial period, you can no longer use this method.

Last update: March 22, 2023