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Deploy Office 2007 with Custom Ribbon RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have created a custom ribbon for Office 2007 in Visual Studio as a Word 2007 addin.  This creates both an msi and an exe which we can install manually.

     

    I am creating the Office 2007 package to push out to clients but is there a way to either make the addin part of the full 2007 install package or ensure that the addin is installed as a seperate package but after the Office 2007 package.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2007 10:25 AM

Answers

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    Hi,

    This can be done in a couple of ways:

    * If you use setup.exe /admin, yo will start the office customization wizard. Here you can add your own ribbon setup file and it will then be installed during setup

    *You could add your ribbin.msi as a standard deployment. If it will be installed before the main Office it will fail, but it will retry and get successfull after the office deployment has completed.

     

    Björn Axéll MVP - Advisec AB

    http://blog.advisec.com

     

     

    Tuesday, September 18, 2007 9:36 PM

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    Hi,

    This can be done in a couple of ways:

    * If you use setup.exe /admin, yo will start the office customization wizard. Here you can add your own ribbon setup file and it will then be installed during setup

    *You could add your ribbin.msi as a standard deployment. If it will be installed before the main Office it will fail, but it will retry and get successfull after the office deployment has completed.

     

    Björn Axéll MVP - Advisec AB

    http://blog.advisec.com

     

     

    Tuesday, September 18, 2007 9:36 PM
  • Thanks for the reply, I will try that.  Is it best to add the msi or exe as the extra file ?

     

    Alan

    Wednesday, September 19, 2007 1:22 PM
  • Alan,

    I would add it as an separte msi file since you then can change and update it wheneveer you need without redeploying the hole Office suite.

     

    Björn Axéll MVP - Advisec AB

    http://blog.advisec.com

     

    Thursday, September 20, 2007 7:54 PM