Last week someone demonstrated a new packaging application named PackagingRobot. The application has a feature Autodoc which automatically makes a complete documentation of your installation process. Each screen and information entered during the setup are stored and afterwards a Word document is generated.

Is there software available which can handle this? The feature from PackagingRobot is nice, but I am currently using WPS7 and it works fine. Only missing easy away to create documentation.
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You could do that using Windows Installer's automation object model. It's not for the faint-hearted, given the nature of some of the table relationships, but perfectly do-able. Download the Platform SDK and take a look at the sample scripts therein. They would form a good base for such a tool.
Answered 05/23/2008 by: VBScab
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its relatively easy to combine wise macros with Word.Application com objects to autogenerate documentation.

in the past I have setup bookmarks within the documents and push the values through into various locations using custom document properties.
Answered 05/25/2008 by: jmcfadyen
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