Upgrade SmartEdit for Word to the Latest Version

The current version of SmartEdit for Word is 5.201. If you are running an earlier version, you may wish to upgrade to the most recent version. To decide whether or not you should upgrade, check out the details of the most recent release on the Change Log page.

Does your current license cover the new version?

All licensed users of version 4 of SmartEdit for Word are entitled to upgrade to any version 4 or 5 release at no charge. A fee may apply for major upgrades in the future (version 6, version 7, etc.). Major version releases that may incur an upgrade fee would typically include new functionality or the ability to work with newer versions of Word.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Close Microsoft Word if it is open on your PC.
  2. If you are ugrading from Version 4 to Version 5 of SmartEdit for Word, uninstall version 4 using Windows Add / Remove programs.
  3. Download the most recent trial version of SmartEdit for Word from the download page.
  4. Run the installation program.
  5. If an install button is not available on the installation dialog, this means you already have the most recent version installed.
  6. Open Microsoft Word.
  7. The newer version will detect any license key that is already installed.
  8. That's all there is to it.

(If you encounter a problem or error when running the newer installation, you should uninstall the old version by using Windows Add / Remove Programs, then run the new install. Uninstalling the old version will not remove your license key or any of your settings or customisations.)