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Electronic standards with a single-user license

All single-user license electronic standards sold by the Estonian Centre for Standardisation and Accreditation are protected by the FileOpen software. The purpose of implementing the plugin is to reduce the illegal copying and distribution of standards, arising from internationally agreed standard distribution rules and based upon the Copyright Act.

  • A single-user license standard (PDF file) can be used for an unlimited time in the device where the file is first opened.
  • If you switch devices or encounter another issue, you can transfer the reading rights. To reset license rights or transfer them to another device, please go to and log in to your account. Select "Ordered electronic documents" from the dropdown menu under your account, and click the "Reset license rights" button for the relevant standard. License rights cannot be reset more frequently than every 180 days.
  • You can print the standard twice, and once this number is exceeded, the software will block further printing attempts. The software considers each command as printing (e.g. one page or the entire standard).
  • The software does not allow you to copy the text.
  • The software blocks the use of single-user license standards in the company’s internal network or if there is more than 1 user. An alternative would be a multi-user license, which allows the opening of one electronic standard in the devices of multiple users and also allows one to save the electronic standards on an internal network.
Downloading instructions
  • To open single-user license standard(s), you need to download the FileOpen software, which is available at
  • Operational requirements: 64-bit Windows 10+, Server 2016+, Mac OS 10.9+. NB! The Linux Kernel operating system does not support the FileOpen software.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader needed to open the file, download at
  • Single-user license standard(s) can be downloaded only via the user account.
  • If you encounter any problems, you can find answers from the FAQ about using single-user license standards,
  • In case of additional questions, please contact the EVS customer service:
    e-mail, phone +372 605 5060.