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MS Office Redistributable PIA

Hi Experts,

I have a requirement to export contents of a datagridview to a word document with tabular formatting.

I found this great article that uses Microsoft Word Object Library. Everything works OK, but in development. Once I moved it to production it threw the following exception:

************** Exception Text **************
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Interop.Word, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

Development - WinXP, Office 2003, Visual Studio 2008 using C# for this project
Production: Same as dev or Win 7 64bit with Office 2010.
I get the same exception on both machines. All the target machines have Office installed on them , mostly Office 2010 on Win 7

So I browsed the internet to find some information and landed on the pages about  redistributable PIAs. That makes me wonder about a few things:

1) Is there an assembly that I need to install on the target machines for this to work? I can see that the COM library that I reference in the project during development is available in both DEV as well as PROD machines. So what is that additional assembly that I need to install?
2)Some articles talk about running a .msi file. Instead I would prefer just an DLL that I could register. This is because we have a release software that can handle DLLs, OCx files etc.

3) Or is there some other route I need to pursue?

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