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COM, AutoIT & WordViewer...need help guys....

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I have a GTk+ application which prints MSWord files coming from server using COM. I am installing that application and other required libraries using AutoIt.

My problem is with Clients who DO NOT have MSWORD installed on their pcs.

I do have two options :

1) install WORD Viewer (free) automatically using Autoit. (this need to be automatic but i know we can read window titles and do automatic installation using autoit)

2) or distrubute required dll or exe to make COM work. ( I have no idea what dlls or exe require along with WORDVIEW.exe)

So my question is

1) How to find whether user has WORD installed or not in Autoit.

2) if Not what above option is best. if you say second one, could please guide what files I need to distrubure along with my application.

I really really appreciate your help.

(At one moment I thought of implementing whole application in Autoit.... using ObjectCreate and all that...but we need webservices and file encryption kind of other stuff ).....

- Bob

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do get the info whether word is installed or not you could read the registry.

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I realized that I could use

$oword = ObjCreate(Word.Application)

if isObj($oword) Then

; word installed


; word not installed


This works most of the time except where you had a trail version of WORD and its expired Now...inthat case it creates Object ok but you can't call any methods on it.

Edited by bobzee

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