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Installation Guide for the Early Developer Release (Version 0.1)

This document tells you how to download and install the Early Developer Release of the Office Scripting Framework.

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Pre-requisites

The table below shows the JDK and memory requirements for running the Office Scripting Framework on OpenOffice.org 643C.

UserIDEJDK requiredMemory required
Script User-1.3256MB
Script DeveloperNetBeans 3.41.3512MB
Script DeveloperjEdit 4.0.31.4512MB
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Downloading the Scripting Framework

The Scripting Framework is available for download in the form of a Jar file which can be obtained from here. The contents of the Jar file are as follows: Top

Installing the Scripting Framework

Before you begin installation, you need to ensure all Office processes have terminated and on Windows and Linux, that the QuickStarter has been closed.

To install the Scripting Framework:

This will cause the Scripting Framework to be installed in the <Office Installation>/user/uno_packages directory of your Office installation. If the installer detects an installation of either NetBeans 3.4 or jEdit 4.0.3 you will be asked whether you wish to install the Scripting Framework add-ins for these IDEs. These add-ins provide support for developing and deploying Office Scripts in Java.

Note: The installer detects IDE installations by looking for session related files in the home directory of the user running the install, so in order for your IDE to be detected you will need to have run it at least once.

Note: If you are installing the Scripting Framework into a network installed OpenOffice.org, the Framework install will need to be run as the same user who did the initial network install. This is because one of the files (ProtocolHandler.xcu) that needs to be modified during the Framework install is in the <Office Installation>/share directory,

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Uninstalling the Scripting Framework

Currently there is no automated process for uninstalling the Scripting Framework, so uninstalling must be done manually (the process will be automated in a future release).

To remove the Scripting Framework:

If you wish to remove any scripts from your installation they are stored in the directories:

You can use the Tools/Configure dialog to remove any menu or key bindings that you have setup for Office scripts.

If you have installed Office Scripting support into a NetBeans installation you can remove it by deleting:

If you have installed Office Scripting support into a jEdit installation you can remove it by deleting:

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Last Modified: Fri Nov 29 14:19:53 GMT 2002

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