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Has anyone tried to automate Office 2007 yet? I know it's not out to the general public, but since I work in a big university, we have it now.

I'm trying to write a program that will completely automate the install process, but since the interface is so different, I have a feeling that it can't be done by anything other than sending keystrokes. The AutoIt Window Info never changes at all throughout the install, no matter what text, buttons, whatever, appear in the window. It makes it very difficult to work with...

I have a temporary fix in place where it sends one keystroke, then waits 1/4 of a second, then sends another, and continues that until it gets to the "installing now" phase. Then I have it hit Alt-C every 15 seconds until the window closes. Overall, it's a very user-friendly interface, but it sucks for automating. Anybody else experimented with it?

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I need to get this working too. I have tried a few different methods but I'm not having a lot of luck. The last way I tried was OCR using with GOCR. It does kind of work but for some reason it reads the text inconsistantly so its hard to get it working reliably.

Heres what I have so far:

(For it to work you will need to put gocr044.exe, libnetpbm10.dll and bmptopnm.exe from the NetPbm package and the files from capture_dll.zip in the directory with the script and batch file.


DIM $serial= InputBox($title, "Serial",@UserName)
$path = @DesktopDir & "\Office 2007 Standard\Setup.exe"
WinWaitActive("Microsoft Office Standard 2007", "")
While 1
    $ocr_text = _refreshOcrText("Microsoft Office Standard 2007")

        Case StringInStr($ocr_text, "Enter your Product Key", 2)
            ClipPut ($serial)
        case StringInStr($ocr_text, "License", 2)
        case StringInStr($ocr_text, "Choose the", 2)
        case StringInStr($ocr_text, "pragramsrun", 2)
        case StringInStr($ocr_text, "getfeeproductupda", 2)
        case StringInStr($ocr_text, "Change your in", 2)
            msgbox(16, "Error", "Error Office already installed")
        case StringInStr($ocr_text, "Progress", 2)
        case Else
            msgbox(16, "Error", "Unknown window, text as follows:")
            msgbox(0, "title", $ocr_text)
Func _refreshOcrText($title)
    ; Make sure the window exists at all
    If Not WinExists($title, "") Then
        msgbox(16, "Error", "Window: " & $title & " doesn't exist!")
    ; Run the OCR stuff to create the text.txt file
    WinActivate($title, "")
    ;WinSetState($title, "", @SW_SHOW)
    $size = WinGetPos($title, "")
    DllCall("captdll.dll", "int", "CaptureRegion", "str", "screenshot.bmp", "int", $size[0], "int", $size[1], "int", $size[2], "int", $size[3])
    RunWait("ocr.bat", "", @SW_HIDE)
    ; Open the text file
    $file = FileOpen("text.txt", 0)
    If $file == -1 Then
        msgbox(16, "OCR Error", "Error Opening file: text.txt")

    ; Copy the text from the file to the text variable and close it
    $text = FileRead($file)
    ; Cleanup the files
    Return $text


@@echo off

bmptopnm.exe screenshot.bmp > screenshot.txt
gocr044.exe -i screenshot.txt > text.txt
Edited by kzar
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1 hour ago, naveenlr said:

I need office 2007 automatic installation file

Hi, It is illegal to distribute "office 2007 installation files" so you won't find any here. Also, you have bumped a 10 year old thread, please look at the thread's age before posting in it :)

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Using Microsoft Office 2007 Installation run:

Setup.exe /admin

This should bring up the Microsoft Office Customization Tool, just follow it through and at the end save the file as MyCustom.msp, now place this file in the Updates folder in your Microsoft Office 2007 folder (you may need to create the folder if it doesn't already exist).  Run setup.exe and it should automatically use the MyCustom.msp file, alternatively you can point the setup.exe to the msp using something like:

Setup.exe /adminfile MyCustom.msp


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