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KbdEdit Editions

KbdEdit exists in Premium, Personal, Lite and Player editions. Each edition has custom-tailored pricing, feature set and licensing options aimed at specific needs of home and business users.

All editions support both 32- and 64-bit Windows versions by default - it is not necessary to purchase a 64-bit version separately.

Premium Edition

 
Premium edition is a fully functional version, without any restrictions on any of the features described in the manual.

This is the only KbdEdit edition that can produce Standalone Layout Installers (Generate Layout Install Package command). It is intended for users who want to publish their custom layouts to a wide audience.

You can order the KbdEdit Premium edition from the Online purchase page.

KbdEdit About box Premium edition

Personal Edition

 
The only restriction in the Personal edition is the absence of the Generate Layout Install Package command.

This edition is intended for users who want to create custom layouts for personal use on a single computer. These layouts can still be deployed to other computers through KbdEdit's KBE file format, however each target machine is required to run its own installation of KbdEdit Player.

Personal edition corresponds to the "Full" edition in pre-1.3.0 KbdEdit releases.

You can order the KbdEdit Personal edition from the Online purchase page.

KbdEdit About box Personal edition

Lite Edition

 
Lite edition is a scaled-down version with an accordingly lower price tag. It is intended for users who only want basic character-to-key mapping functions, and do not need advanced features like dead character table editing, special keys remapping or generation of Layout Install Packages.

You can order the KbdEdit Lite edition from the Online purchase page.

Lite version can be used to:

Lite version does not allow to:

KbdEdit About box Lite edition

 

Player Edition

 
Player edition is a read-only version used for the deployment of custom layouts created with the Premium, Personal or Lite version. It supports the features needed to import and deploy a custom layout from a number of formats (KBE, KLC, layout DLL file). It does not support any editing features.

Note that Player edition is not needed for the deployment of Standalone Layout Installer packages generated by the Premium edition.

The intended usage scenario is:

  • Use the Premium, Personal or Lite version to create a custom layout.
  • Export the layout in KBE file format.
  • Use the Player version to deploy the KBE file to any number of computers.

Player version can be used to:

Player version does not allow to:

KbdEdit About box Player edition

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