Pathagoras is distributed exclusively over the Internet. There is no 'boxed' version of the program.
Retail Version: When you purchase a retail license from the Pathagoras website, you will be directed to a site from which to download the full Pathagoras program. You will also be provided a serial number with your purchase receipt or confirmation by which you can unlock the program.
Demo version: Pathagoras also offers a free 90-day trial version. Download the Pathagoras Demo from the Pathagoras website at www.pathagoras.com.
You should save the downloaded file (called Pathagoras Setup.exe) to a location on your computer where you can readily find it. We recommend your normal download folder or your desktop. Once installed, you can erase the Setup file.
Depending upon your browser, download and confirmation of the download can be seen in your browser. If you use Firefox, the download progress and confirmation will appear as a 'down arrow' in the upper right quadrant of the browser screen:
If you use Chrome, Edge or Internet Explorer, the progress bar, confirmation window and install links will appear in the lower left corner of your screen.
Virus Warnings: During the download process, you may receive 'virus' or other 'potentially unsafe program' warnings. That is because Pathagoras is coded in Microsoft VBA for Word, a product that has been abused by others and (unfortunately for Pathagoras) enjoys heightened scrutiny among Internet security providers. We simply have to leave it up to you as to whether you will continue the installation. We assure you that Pathagoras is safe. You can research our history (been around for over 20 years) and 'complaint' record (we have none). You can read our positive reviews on Google and in Capterra and other independent 3rd party sites. Our intent to to provide a quality product, while at the same time not compromising the security of your system.
After downloading Pathagoras from the appropriate source, double-click on the Pathagoras Setup.exe file and follow the prompts. All files required by the program will be moved to their proper locations.
After you have installed Pathagoras, it will automatically open and automatically close alongside Word.
Pathagoras tools reside in a separate tab in the ribbon area of your screen:
The Pathagoras Toolbar sits behind the Pathagoras tab and looks like this:
Setting up Pathagoras
Pathagoras requires very little preparation to use its basic features. See the section entitled Getting Started for help on 'jumping right in.'
Actually, you don't 'run' or 'start' Pathagoras. Being a Word add-on, Pathagoras 'runs' whenever you run Word, and closes whenever you close Word. You don't have to do anything special beyond the installation discussed above to cause Pathagoras to run.
But what about the Pathagoras icon on my desktop?
That's just the installer. It's called "Pathagoras Setup.exe". Once Pathagoras has been installed, you can delete it.