Note:  The information and steps outlined below are for installing and activating the Single User licensing model of CommonLook Office on your machine.  If you need to install and use the Concurrent User licensing model, please contact us at for that installation information.

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System Requirements

IMPORTANT: Before installing CommonLook® Office, please ensure that the workstation meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista,
  • MS Word 2010 or higher,
  • MS PowerPoint 2010 or higher (not required if working exclusively in Word),
  • Windows Internet Explorer version 8.0 or higher.


Please read and follow the download and installation instructions carefully!

CommonLook Office comes in 32 bit and 64 bit variants. Make sure to use the correct installer for your version of Microsoft Office.  

Choose the appropriate button below to begin the download.

Download CommonLook Office GlobalAccess for 32-bit Microsoft Office.

Download CommonLook Office GlobalAccess for 64-bit Microsoft Office.

If preferred, contact Sales ( to obtain the software on CD.


Important: The installation MUST be performed while logged in to Windows as a user with Administrative Privileges on the local machine.

Locate and run the self-extracting zip file CLOfficeGA2_0_9x86.exe or CLOfficeGA2_0_9x64.exe.  The WinZip Self-Extractor dialog box pictured below will open.  (Please note the screenshot below of the self-extractor shows the version for Office 32 bit.  Only the bit number will be different for people using Office 64 bit.)

To continue with the installation, please select “Yes.”

The WinZip Self Extractor dialog box.

After selecting “Yes” in the “Self-Extractor” dialog, the files needed for CommonLook Office will be extracted.

Choose “Install” or “Yes” as needed if asked to install additional components and/or make changes to your machine.

Once the extraction process is completed, the CommonLook Office Setup will start.

Select “Next” when the CommonLook Office “Welcome” screen opens.

The CommonLook Office splash screen with the "Next" button highlighted.

After the “Welcome” screen, the next step is to accept the software licensing terms.  Please read and agree with the “License Agreement,” choose the “I agree” radio button, and select “Next.”

Screen-shot of license agreement dialog.

After the “License Agreement,” the “Register CommonLook Office GlobalAccess” screen will open.  Select the button for “Register Now.”

The "Register CommonLook Office GlobalAccess" screen with the "Register Now" button highlighted.

On the “Registration” screen, select the “Single User” radio button in the Licensing Model options.  (Remember, as stated above, if you need to use the Concurrent Licensing model, you’ll need to contact our support team for the proper installation information.)

The Register CommonLook Office GlobalAccess Screen with the Licensing Model options highlighted. The "Single" user radio buttion is selected.

Enter the “Product Key” as supplied by CommonLook in your purchase email.  Note:  If this is an upgrade from a previous version then the “Product Key” information will already be entered for you.

Activation Options:

Select whether to get your “Activation Key” by the Internet (the recommended choice) or by email.

The Register CommonLook Office GlobalAccess screen with the Activation options highlighted. The Activate by Internet radio button is selected.

Note:  When choosing to get your Activation key by email, there will be a value entered in the “Information” field below the “Activation by Email” radio button.  Copy that “Information” value and email it to  Support will promptly reply with an “Activation Code.”  Copy and paste your “Activation Code” into that field on this registration screen.

The CommonLook Office GlobalAccess registration screen with the "Get Activation Key via Email" radio button selected. The "Information" and the "Activation Code" fields are also highlighted.

After choosing your activation method, select the “Register” button.

The CommonLook Office registration screen with the "Single User" licensing model and "Get Activation Key through the Internet" radio buttons selected. The "Register" button is also highlighted.

Then choose “Next.”

The Register CommonLook Office GlobalAccess screen with the "Next" button highlighted.

When the “Setup Wizard” screen opens, choose “Next.”

Screen shot of the CommonLook Office Global Access setup wizard.

The “Select Installation Folder” screen allows you to specify the target folder for the software installation.  It’s recommended that you use the default.

To install CommonLook Office for all users on the current machine keep the “Everyone” radio-button selected.  This is particularly important if you are logged on using an account other than the regular machine user’s account (for example, an administrator installing for a desktop user).

Select the “Next” button.

Screen-shot of the select installation folder dialog.

At this stage, all information needed to install CommonLook Office has been collected.  The installer will show the “Confirm Installation” screen.  Choose “Next” to start the actual file installation.

The Confirm Installation screen in CommonLook Office GlobalAccess. The Next button is highlighted.

Once the installation is completed, the “Installation Complete” screen will be displayed.

Select the “Close” button.

Screen shot of the "Installation Complete" dialog with the "Close" button highlighted.

Congratulations, you’re now ready to use CommonLook Office!

Using CommonLook Office

After the software has been installed and registered, you’re ready to use CommonLook Office to create your compliant PDFs from your MS Word documents or PowerPoint presentations.

Visit this webpage for help using CommonLook Office in MS Word.

Visit this webpage for help using CommonLook Office in MS PowerPoint.

Reporting Installation/Registration Issues

If you encounter any issues during installation/registration, please email  Try to include as many details as possible (screenshots are also very helpful) and our support team will assist you promptly.


Training is available for MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and the use of CommonLook Office.  Visit our Training page for more information.

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Warnings and Disclaimers

Every effort has been made to make this document as complete and as accurate as possible, but no warranty or fitness is implied. The information provided is on an “as is” basis. NetCentric Technologies Inc. shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damages arising from the information contained in this document.