How to package files for installation on a Mac
Posted on 2014-09-17
Hi, I have created a PowerPoint add-in (.xlam) for Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac. I want to deploy it, along with a template, and a few dozen supporting files, to another Mac user. I'm very accustomed to building .msi installers for Windows, my usual platform, using a tool which let me specify what files are to be saved in specific locations on the target machine, creating folders if necessary, etc.
How do I go about this on a Mac?
Seems like the stuff I read about a .dmg installer package is focused on copying an .app file into the applications folder, but this is a bit more involved. I don's have an app. The add-in has to go in a specific subfolder within the Office structure, the template goes to a different Office folder, and I want to copy resource files into yet another location that I would create on the target machine.
Can someone please help a lifetime Windows user navigate this strange new world?