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Create MSI from Powerpoint file pps.

Hi,

How do I create an msi from a powerpoint file .pps?

Thanks!

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Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
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You cannot create an MSI from a Powerpoint file! Do you mean you want to distribute a PPS within an MSI? Please explain your requirement properly.
Posted by: RayCon 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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Hi,

Our client has provided a power point presentation with only one file training.pps.

How do I package it? do I need to convert the .pps file to an exe file then capture it?

Thanks!
Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
Red Belt
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Packaging is a bit more involved than just bundling files into an EXE.

A package of this nature should be testing for the existence of either full-blown PowerPoint or, at the very least, the PowerPoint viewer/player. The shortest route to that is to inspect the registry for a file association for .PPS files. If you're using Wise or InstallShield, they have a UI to (what you might call) a System Search. If you're using InstEdit or Orca, you should check out MSDN for details on the Feature, Component, FeatureComponent, File, AppSearch and RegLocator tables. I think that's all of them.
Posted by: pjgeutjens 11 years ago
Red Belt
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Ray,

you start from a clean machine, start the capture, copy the file to where you want it to be on the machine, stop the capture.
Severe overkill IMHO, but there you go. Be sure to cleanup what you capture, so only the file remains.

PJ
Posted by: RayCon 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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Thanks! I'll give it a go.
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