1. Download the program.
2. Install the program according to the instructions.
3. When starting the program, select the “Free-Edition Plus” option to test all functions of the free version for 30 days. After the 30 days have expired, you can continue to use the program as “Free-Edition” without any restrictions.
You can find an overview of the editions here.
1. Select “Help > Manual” from the menu to solve a problem using the manual.
2. You can also use the search function on this website to solve a problem.
3. If you are still stuck, you can always send us a message with questions.
VivaDesigner is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. Please click HERE to check the system requirements.
VivaDesigner is a true replacement/alternative because it has 99% of all the options of InDesign, a very similar user interface, and many options that InDesign doesn’t have. These include Linux and web support, access rights, automatic translations, font embedding, and more. For many customers, the lifetime license is also crucial.
Install the desktop version as described and simply open the InDesign document via the “Open” option and select the filter or drag the InDesign document directly onto the document window. Follow the instructions in the manual.
Yes, you can continue to use InDesign and open and edit InDesign documents in VivaDesigner. You will then have full access to all VivaDesigner options, including the option to edit documents in the web browser.
You can edit your InDesign® documents directly in the web browser. Without any installation and with all options. This makes VivaDesigner not only the ideal replacement, but also the optimal extension for InDesign®.
Yes, you can open VivaDesigner documents back in InDesign. However, you should not use any options in VivaDesigner that InDesign does not have (e.g. contour initials). However, there is usually no compelling reason to export the data again. On the one hand you have to check the import in any case, on the other hand VivaDesigner can create perfect PDFs from your documents.
Yes, if you select “Cross-Upgrade” at the time of purchase, you will receive a reduced discount. You will need the serial number of your InDesign license.
You can also pay for the software with the “Wire transfer – prepayment” option. When the shop asks for your data, please choose the payment option “Wire transfer – prepayment”. We will send you the required wire transfer information with your order confirmation by e-mail after your order has been received by our system. Please do not make a payment before you have received this order confirmation. This will allow us to correctly allocate your payment to your order.
Yes, if you already possess other layout programs, you will receive a discount. Choose the type “Cross-Upgrade” (instead of “Full Version”) in the product selection. When you place your order, you just need to provide your program version and serial number.
Yes, the “Personal Edition” is already a discounted full version. You can find an overview of the functions HERE
Yes, the “EDU Edition” is already a discounted full version. You can find an overview of the functions HERE
Yes, the Free Edition is available free of charge to all. If you require a chargeable license for your school class, we offer a classroom license for up to 25 workstations. To receive a quotation, please send us a message with our contact form.
Yes, the “NGO/NPO Edition” is already a discounted full version. You can find an overview of the functions HERE
Yes, the “GOV Edition” is already a discounted full version. You can find an overview of the functions HERE
Please refer to the platform specific installation instructions contained in the program package. Alternatively you can use our contact form or contact us by phone.
If you want to use a free of charge edition, you don’t have to do anything. A paid version is licensed using a license key that you receive by email with your order. In exceptional cases, a license file is also delivered.
You may use the desktop version of the software on ONE computer only. If you want to use the software on more computers, you have the following options:
For the Commercial and Personal Editions you can buy ONE additional license for a second computer. This additional license may be purchased with your order or afterwards. The deciding factor is that the main and additional licenses are used by the SAME user. furthermore, the version numbers must be identical. If the version number that you need for the additional license is no longer sold, you must update your main license.
You can install the Free Edition of VivaDesigner on additional computers. The Free Edition has no licensing limits. However the Free Edition has no hyphenation/spell check and no PDF Export.
The VivaDesigner Web Edition is of course also an excellent solution, particularly if you have several additional computers that are also used by different users. The VivaDesigner Web Edition can be used on a monthly rental basis.
If you have a new computer and no longer have access to your old emails, you can send us a message asking us to resend you the license and download link.
No. If you have a new computer and are no longer using your old computer, you do not need to take any action because you are no longer using the old computer.
However, if you want to sell the computer, you should uninstall or delete the software beforehand just to be safe.