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    Re: Installation Keys

    Script? Not of which I'm aware. I do have Final XP loaded at work on a Win2K machine, and it created crogram filesMS Office 10. As I'm at home, I can't advise as to the other folder locations on a stock install.
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    Re: Installation Keys

    Thanks KB.

    What I need is not the typical folders as they are made on the hard disk. But the typical registry keys that point to those folder.

    In Word 2000 this was, for instance:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    SoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0CommonGeneralUserTempla tes

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    Re: Installation Keys

    have you looked on the cd for the RK? it's also online. the utilities you need to create an install script should be there.

    as for how to call the keys, those keys are created using the username variable in the path, it's along the lines of
    %username% as in c:documents and settings%username%my documents.. except this is not quite the correct path <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Installation Keys

    BTW - look at using the clsid for the special folders.

    I know you can capture the user file locations using VBA
    [as in DefaultFilePath(Path:=wdUserTemplatesPath] not sure if that might be of use with a script or not.

    But i'd pull up the ORK and see what it has for you to use.

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    Re: Installation Keys

    Mary,

    Do you have a web link to the ORK?

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    Re: Installation Keys

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/xp/>OfficeXP RK</A>

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    Installation Keys (XP)

    Has anyone built an installation script (for InstallShield) that checks for Word XP installation/template folder/startup folder?

    With each iteration of Word the keys to look for in the registry seem to change a little.

    What I need to get is the default template folder (assuming the user hasn't changed it) or the usertemplates folder (if they have); the startup-folder; and to check which version of Word is installed.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

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    Re: Installation Keys

    In Word 2000 this was, for instance:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    SoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0CommonGeneralUserTempla tes

    You must have a different version of Word 2000. Mine is still numbered 9.0.

    Also, I don't have a key for UserTemplates; I do have them for Templates and Workgroup Templates. I know that if the default document directory is "My Documents" word doesn't set a registry key for that. The same may be true for using the default Templates folder.
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    Re: Installation Keys (XP)

    The XP UserTemplates and Workgroup templates locations are both available under:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0Common General: UserTemplates, WorkgroupTemplates

    The Word Startup folder is at:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0WordOp tions:Startup-Path
    Kevin <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tuserpics/Kevin_sig.gif alt="Keep the change, ya filthy animal...">
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    Re: Installation Keys (XP)

    Thanks Kevin,

    I hit on this by doing a clean install and changing the UserTemplate and Startup-Path values in options file locations and then hunting around the registry.

    But what, if anything, shows up if the user has not changed any of the defaults?

    What I'm doing now is looking at:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionExplorerShell FoldersAppData

    and then appending either:

    MicroSoftTemplates
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    MicroSoftWordStartup

    Sound reliable to you?

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    Re: Installation Keys

    >>
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    SoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0CommonGeneralUserTempla tes

    You must have a different version of Word 2000. Mine is still numbered 9.0.
    <<

    That was an unfortunate typo. In Word 2000 it's 9.0, in Word 2002 it's 10.0.

    There isn't a UserTemplates key until and unless you change the folder location by using Tools Options File Locations and edit or confirm the user template path.

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