I am repackaging Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Proffesional which is bundled along with Adobe Creative Suite 2.0.The problem with my MSI is , once installed and invoked , while trying to create a PDF from a .txt file, it works fine, with an .HTML file , it works fine but when i tried with a .doc file it fails (with or with out MS office installed in the workstataion).while the vanilla application works fine.Any ideas on this?
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Hi Rajunr,
what are you doing exactly? Acrobat comes allready as an MSI. So repackaging is a very bad idea!
Read this: http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=431
Regards, Nick
Answered 02/06/2007 by: nheim
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Thanks for your responce.I am actually creating a customised MSI for acrobat by repackaging it.Ofcource i know that i do have an option of using an MST.When I install the vanilla MSI i noticed that an additional printer(called Adobe PDF) is appearing in the printers section while when i install my msi i dont see a printer there.Which i think the root cause of the problem.Anyinputs on this would be helpfull

Answered 02/07/2007 by: Rajunr
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Hi Rajuner,
the Acrobat MSI is a pretty complicated MSI which works and is tested by Adobe. What reason do you have to repackage this? This is only extra work, which makes the hole thing unstable as you allready experienced. To package a software like this, you need a lot of knowledge and experience of Windows Installer and the Windows System its self.
First of all define, all the things you need to alter starting from a plain install.
After that use Tuner to make those changes and create a MST.
If you can't change everything you need with Tuner, use ORCA to make the harder stuff.
There is lot's of info in this board and on pages i mentioned above.
Please don't try to reinvent the weel, it definitely leads to nowhere!
Regards, Nick
Answered 02/07/2007 by: nheim
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