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Office 2007 SaveAsPDFandXPS.exe

06/29/2007 25861 views
Hi, I wanna add the SaveAsPDFandXPS.exe add-in to my Office 2007 package.
So I started the OCT Tool and went to the Add installations and run programs section and I added the path where the add-in reside : \\pc-jakeld\setup$\Microsoft\Office\2007 Enterprise EN\Add-Ins\SaveAsPDFandXPS.exe.

The problem is what if the path of the add-in change like if i want to put on a CD how I am suppose to guess which letter will my cd-rom drive be. I want my package compatible on every PC. So I need a variable for the Current Path like [CurrentPath] but unfortunatelly looks like MS forget to include that one which really piss me out.


Any suggestions ?
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I'm not intimate with the Office Customistaion Tool but couldn't you just use the shorthand '.' for the current directory? Then your called EXE could live alongside the MSI:


or in a sub-folder branching from the MSI's parent folder:


Does that work? If my syntax is off, I'm sure you see the principle.
Answered 07/03/2007 by: anonymous_9363
Red Belt

Well, the SaveAsPDFandXPS.exe addon is located in the same folder as setup.exe so I tried without specifying any folders and it did not work [:(]

I'll give a try with your synthax and also with the \. I will let you guys know.
Answered 07/08/2007 by: jakeld
Senior Yellow Belt

you can also use these

[OriginalDatabase] and [SourcedDir]
Answered 07/09/2007 by: jmcfadyen
5th Degree Black Belt

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