In order to remove the watermark please follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Please remove/deactivate any serial numbers inside the License Manager utility. Launch activePDF License Manager by clicking Start, pointing to All Programs > activePDF, and then clicking activePDF License Manager.

Click on the license activation inside the License Manager and select the remove button.

Step 2:  Go to

Enter Serial number and verification data to get runtime key

Step 3:

If you are using Toolkit, in your application code, add

Object.RuntimeKey  = “the runtime string generated from

When using the above line in your code, you will not need any license file.

OR for ActivePDF Products other than Toolkit (Server, WebGrabber):

Enter runtime key into text file named AP<ProductName>.lic (i.e. APServer.lic ) in one of these locations:

  • C:\ProgramData\activePDF\Licenses
  • The directory where <Product> is running