00:01 This video will describe how you register for Paratext 8 [and Paratext 9]
00:05 You register for Paratext online so make sure that your Internet connection is set up, and then you start your web browser.
00:15 In your browser address bar you type “registry.paratext.org”.
00:27 The first thing the form requires is for you to create a sign in with your email address.
00:33 Type that in the email address line.
00:36 If a rainbow colored ‘G’ appears when you type in your email address,
00:39 this shows that the Paratext registry server has detected that your email account is based on a Google server, which is true of many of us.
00:47 If your account is not based on Google you won’t see a rainbow colored ‘G’.
00:52 There is a process that you can sign in to the registry account that we’ll show you a bit later.
00:57 But if you have a Google account you proceed like this.
00:59 You click the wedge to sign in. Your browser will ask you to sign in to your Google account if you haven’t yet,
01:06 then Google asks if you want to let the Paratext registry have access to your basic profile info.
01:13 Click the ‘Allow’ button to permit this.
01:23 Now you’ve signed in to the registration server and can start filling in the registration information.
01:27 Let’s step back and show how you sign in if you don’t have a Google account.
01:31 At the sign in form, you go ahead and put in your email address.
01:34 There won’t be a rainbow colored ‘G’ that appears.
01:41 You click the box that says “I don’t want to use a Google account”
01:43 then you enter a password to sign in to the registry server.
01:45 This is a new password that you make for this account,
01:51 and you’ll have to type it twice to confirm that you typed right without unknowingly making a mistake.
02:02 Then the registry server will ask you to check your email for a message that will enable you to confirm your email address.
02:09 Go to your email, you should see a message from Paratext Registry.
02:14 When you open it, you should see a long code in a link you click to confirm the email address.
02:21 Now whether you signed in with Google or didn’t sign in with Google, filling in the registration form should be the same.
02:28 The first thing it wants to know is if you have had a previous Paratext registration.
02:32 Choose the one that applies to you:
02:35 I’ve never had a Paratext registration,
02:38 if you have had a previous Paratext 8 registration,
02:42 or if you had a previous Paratext 7 registration.
02:46 The registry server will guess your first and last name from your email address,
02:51 if that is not right you can type the right one in, otherwise you can go on.
02:56 Next the form asks for your organization. This item is a long list of organizations, you go looking for the one you are a member of.
03:06 Select a local organization if you have one rather than a regional or global organization.
03:12 If your organization is not in this list, you can’t just add it in.
03:17 You’ll have to leave it blank, and in our next video we will describe how to apply for recognition of your organization.
03:24 Remember, anybody can use Paratext whether they are a member of an organization or not.
03:29 But members of a recognized organization will be able to use all the features of Paratext.
03:35 Then you select your country from the list of countries.
03:39 You can quickly find the country by typing a few letters of the name.
03:43 If it applies to you, fill in the Field unit or entity, and your supervisor’s name part of the form.
03:50 This may help your organization validate your request faster.
03:54 But if it does not apply to you, you can leave these blank.
03:59 Type in your reason for using Paratext, such as the translation project you are a part of.
04:11 Lastly, you choose whether or not you want to receive occasional email updates from Paratext.
04:18 This is up to you, but we recommend that you leave this box checked.
04:22 To submit your request, click the green ‘Register’ button.
04:26 This sends your request to the registration server.
04:31 If you specified an organization, the server will probably tell you you have to wait for your organizational affiliation to be validated.
04:40 You can click on the blue link if you would like immediate access to Paratext,
04:46 but if that is not necessary, you can just wait for your organizational validation and your final Paratext code to come in an email.
04:56 When you get the email with your Paratext registration code, you can select the code,
05:01 right there in your message.
05:04 and then press Ctrl-C to copy the code to the Windows clipboard.
05:11 Now when you start Paratext the registration information form should come up,
05:16 and it should automatically read the code you pasted into the Windows clipboard and paste it in.
05:22 You just need to fill in your registration name and your email address.
05:31 If your organization has someone who provides Paratext support to you, you can enter their name here in the Paratext supporter name box.
05:38 This way if you have a problem with Paratext, Paratext can notify them of the issue,
05:42 When you have finished filling in the registration information, click the OK button.
05:49 If when you have filled out the registration, the OK button stays gray and won’t let you click it,
05:54 the most likely reason is you’ve made a mistake typing in the registration name or registration code.
06:00 Double check with your email if you are using the right name and the right code.
06:08 The last thing Paratext asks you before it starts for the first time is whether you want to allow normal Internet use.
06:14 Unless you have some special reason, you probably want to allow this.
06:18 If you are used to using Paratext 7 where you don’t have the Internet connection turned on except when you want to send and receive,
06:25 you can still work the same
way in Paratext 8.
06:30 Now your Paratext should be registered and installed and ready for you to get to work.