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    Loading a Word addin (Word 2000)

    Our requirements spell out that a Word based addin( dot ) needs to be loaded by all users on a PC so that requires that the addin not be placed in a particular user's profile. It has been suggested that the addin be place in a folder named "Startup" which is located under "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeStartup" for Office 2000. The addin is loaded but if Office is updated for example to Office XP or Office 11 then the addin will not be loaded unless the addin is copied to the Startup folder for the new office version.

    Other than loading the addin by code, which in the case of Word 2003 causes an endless loop when seting the addin's Install property to true or false, is there some other location that the addin can be placerd so that it gets loaded automatically.

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    Re: Loading a Word addin (Word 2000)

    The location you mention is the default path, but it can be changed. Interactively by selecting Tools | Options..., activating the File Locations tab, and modifying Startup. Or by modifying the STARTUP-PATH value under the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice9.0WordOpt ions registry key (replace 9.0 by 10.0 for Word 2002 and by 11.0 for Word 2003). Although I am not an expert in this, I assume that you can use a policy in a network environment to set this registry entry.

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    Re: Loading a Word addin (Word 2000)

    How were you planning to get the template installed in Office 2000? You could use a little VBScript and look for the folders in reverse order (assuming that the latest is the version most in use on the machine).

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