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Posted on 1998-11-06
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If creating an application that uses some Automation routines for Word97, do I have to distribute the object library for the office product with my application, then declare the object and if it fails then you know the user doesn't have word or excel etc... Or does it use object library if it is available when distributing the app?

Does this make sense?
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by:csalves
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Hi,

You don'y need to distribute the resourses from office if your instalation machine have office. If don't please add vboa.dll

bye
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by:mshire
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What does the vboa.dll provide?
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by:csalves
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Hi,

vboa.dll provides the capability to automate objects from your VB apps if you've MSOFFICE already instaled.

Bye,
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by:mshire
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Is there a way of detecting whether or not a user has Word, Excel or Outlook installed from within VB6?
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Mirkwood earned 100 total points
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Download Filemon from www.sysinternal.com
this will show you which files are trying to be loaded
that are the ones you need to distribute using a setup utility

BTW: Maybe Microsoft does not allow you to distribute them
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