Setting Up Chronolator Documents
Appendix C - Licensing
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Chronolator is licensed software. You can evaluate its features without having a licence, but the documents it creates include a watermark on every page. If you do not want these watermarks to appear, Chronolator must be licensed.

When you open the first Chronolator Document in a particular Microsoft Word session, a form is displayed where you can accept or decline the licence terms. The Licensee and Expiry Date are shown on the form, and the full terms of the licence can be displayed by pressing the View Licence button. If you do not accept them, the document will close.

Chronolator Documents and the Chronolator Online Workbench are licensed in different ways.

Online Workbench Licence

When you buy a licence to use the Chronolator Online Workbench, you are given a small text file whose name begins Chronolator50Licence.

The licence is specific to a particular purchaser, and the licence file should not be distributed to anyone else except as allowed in the licence terms.

Details about how to get a licence for the Online Workbench can be found on the Chronolator Web site at

To install the licence, copy it into the same folder as the Online Workbench. The Online Workbench propagates the licence information into the Chronolator Documents it creates.

Chronolator Document Licence

Chronolator Document licences are stored internally in a Chronolator Document when it is created by the Online Workbench or the Browser Define tool.

Licence Periods

A Chronolator licence is valid for a specified period.
Internal Chronologies created by Berrick Computing Ltd under the terms of a Single Case licence are licensed for the period agreed with the purchaser

What happens when a licence expires

When a licence expires, all the standard Microsoft Word features continue to function, but:

Chronolator Documents whose licence has expired can be imported into licensed Composite Chronologies as if they were still licensed.

Licence Extension

Unavailability of records and other factors can sometimes delay the completion of a Chronolator Document beyond its expiry date. Chronolator Documents therefore provide simple ways to extend a licence without having to contact Berrick Computing Ltd. The exact process depends on where the chronology was initially defined - by Chronolator for Word or by the browser Define tool.

Documents created by the Chronolator Online Workbench in Chronolator for Word

Starting 30 days before such a Chronolator Document expires, a warning appears and an Extend Licence button is added to the Licence Acceptance form. Pressing it prompts the user to enter an Extension Password, which is supplied along with the Online Workbench licence. Entering the correct password extends the licence for up to three calendar months, subject to a maximum of one month after the Online Workbench licence expires.

Documents created by the Chronolator Define Tool and converted to Chronolator for Word

Starting 30 days before such a Chronolator Document expires, a warning appears. You can export the file to JSON using the Publish > JSON button on the toolbar.

If the document has actually expired, an Export JSON button is added to the Licence Acceptance form. Pressing it exports the chronology to JSON.

In either case, open the JSON file in one of the Chronolator Browser Tools and update the licence. You can then export it to JSON and use the Chronolator Conversion Tool to get it back into Word format.