OFF97: Not All Files Can Be Distributed Using Setup Wizard

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SUMMARY

Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition includes a Setup Wizard that you can use to create a Setup program that users can run to install files for a custom application. However, you are not licensed to redistribute all of the files that are included with Microsoft Office.

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The files that are available for distribution are specifically for developing applications with Microsoft Access. The files available for distribution allow you to distribute an application developed using Microsoft Access to users who do not have Microsoft Access.

The Odeeula.txt file located in the Program Files\Microsoft Office\ODE Tools folder contains a complete list of files available for distribution with the Setup Wizard.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
163535 ODE97: List of Redistributable Files for the ODE

If you develop an application that makes use of a file that is not on the list, anyone who uses your application must already have Microsoft Office installed for your application to function properly.

For example, if you develop an application that makes use of one of the ActiveX controls provided by the Fm20.dll file, you are not licensed to distribute the Fm20.dll file with your application. If you distribute your application to existing users of Microsoft Office, your application works properly because the Fm20.dll file is already installed on their computers.

NOTE: You are not licensed to redistribute the Data Access Pack (Dataacc.exe), which is part of the Microsoft Office 97 ValuPack. However, you are licensed to redistribute the individual drivers contained in the Data Access Pack, which are available as optional components for distribution in the Setup Wizard.

For additional information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
162894 ODE97: Cannot Redistribute Office Assistant w/Runtime App

163410 ODE97: Creating Run-Time Apps for MS Excel, Word, or PowerPoint
243794 INFO: Where to Find Information on the Visual Basic for Applications SDK

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Article ID: 169813 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 1.1
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  • Microsoft Office 97 Standard Edition
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