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cjweis
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 12:08 pm 
Post subject: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

Hi BOBers,

It looks like Crystal Xcelsius doesn't work with Office 2010. The error I get during installation is:

"Microsoft Office XP and later applications: Excel, Word, Outlook or PowerPoint must be pre-installed."

Screenshot:
http://screencast.com/t/NzRlNmNi

Has anyone solved this yet?

Thanks!
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ianlearmonth
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 8:04 am 
Post subject: Re: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

the workaround for this is to install Excel 2007 or earlier and then install Xcelsius. Once it's installed then you can uninstall Excel 2007 and then it will revert to Excel 2010. Xcelsius does work with Office 2010 just seems that the installer doesn't recognise it.
Hope that helps.
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cjweis
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 12:45 pm 
Post subject: Re: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

Hey, thanks for that workaround! Apparently you know more than SAP Support icon_smile.gif Their response was basically "It's not possible, leave us alone" icon_wink.gif

If the problem lies just in the installer, then it seems like this should be very easy for SAP to fix. We pay software maintenance for SAP to keep the software up-to-date. It's ridiculous that they move so slowly.

THANKS!!
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ianlearmonth
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:38 am 
Post subject: Re: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

thanks for the feedback , I am not sure where you went for SAP support but I agree if that was their response it's not good.
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sivakumar_bo
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:36 pm 
Post subject: Re: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

wow... thanks for sharing the trick....
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mabaiglon
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:40 pm 
Post subject: Re: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

Thanks for the suggestions. I reinstalled Excel 2007 and was able to install Xcelsius. However when I removed Excel 2007 it would not run and crashed. Any suggestions? Thanks
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JoelCool
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:11 pm 
Post subject: Re: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

Instead of reinstalling Excel 2007 I decided to hack the Xcelsius.msi file to prevent it from checking the version of Office. I used InstEd to read the msi file which you can find at http://www.instedit.com.

I created a backup of the msi file first.

In InstEd under Tables you can locate LanuchCondition. Once highlighted you will see a condition checking for office versions. I replaced the text with one of the other conditions of "Privileged OR Installed" but the trick is that the length of the text must be exactly the same or the byte count of the msi will change and will not run. So I copied the original office check text into notepad and on the next line down I copied the "Privileged OR Installed" text and then I added spaces until the second line was exactly the same length as the one above it. I then copied that second line and replaced the office condition text in the InstEd tool and saved it. Closed InstEd and the install ran fine and Xcelsius seems to work just fine as well.

YMMV
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:39 am 
Post subject: Re: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

JoelCool wrote:
Instead of reinstalling Excel 2007 I decided to hack the Xcelsius.msi file to prevent it from checking the version of Office. I used InstEd to read the msi file which you can find at http://www.instedit.com.

I created a backup of the msi file first.

In InstEd under Tables you can locate LanuchCondition. Once highlighted you will see a condition checking for office versions. I replaced the text with one of the other conditions of "Privileged OR Installed" but the trick is that the length of the text must be exactly the same or the byte count of the msi will change and will not run. So I copied the original office check text into notepad and on the next line down I copied the "Privileged OR Installed" text and then I added spaces until the second line was exactly the same length as the one above it. I then copied that second line and replaced the office condition text in the InstEd tool and saved it. Closed InstEd and the install ran fine and Xcelsius seems to work just fine as well.

YMMV
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wedward
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:45 pm 
Post subject: Re: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

Did you by chance try this with LiveOffice as well?
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ppetsini
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:42 pm 
Post subject: Re: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

Hi Joel,

I recently downlaoded a trial version of the Xcelsius 2008 and have Office 2010 install on my computer. Needless to say, I got the Error message as well. Unfortunately I do not have Excel 2007 so i tried the option of changing the MSI file.

After making the changes, I tried Installing and got the error message - Internal Error 2229 Launch Condition, SELECT 'Condition', 'Description' FROM 'Launch Condition'

I wondering whether I changed the text in the correct column in the MSI file. I changed the Condition Text - replaced "(Excel 10 or OUTLOOK 10..." with "Privileged OR Install - plus the number of spaces so that the length corresponds to the original string length. DId I make the changes correctly?

As well I used version 1.5.12.21 of InstEd - not sure whether that would matter but thought I'd point it out.

Thanks In Advance - Paul
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dimale17
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:01 pm 
Post subject: Re: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

Try one Space less and run the package itself rather than the setup
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jstevens163
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:41 am 
Post subject: Re: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

Excellent. This worked for me as well. I replaced that line with the following (minus the " at beginning and end)
"Privileged OR Installed "
notice the amount of spaces at the end
UPDATE: Looks like this forum Post truncates my spaces nonod.gif
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dragonwen
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:04 pm 
Post subject: Re: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

Thanks a lot. But i't's too complex.
Another easy way:
1. use Orca (From Microsoft) to open xcelsius.msi;
2. Locate to "LaunchCondition" and delete the 4th row "(EXCEL10 OR OUTLOOK10 OR PPT10 OR WORD10) OR (EXCEL11 OR OUTLOOK11 OR PPT11 OR WORD11) OR (EXCEL12 OR OUTLOOK12 OR PPT12 OR WORD12) OR Installed Office XP application: Excel, Word, Outlook or PowerPoint must be pre-installed. Higher versions work fine.";
3. Save.

All done.
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sanappi
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:26 pm 
Post subject: Re: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

Hello dragonwen, do you have any suggestion for Live Office on Office 2010. We got Xcelsius working but could not find a way so far to get Live Office working.
We are able to install Live Office on Office 2010 but when i got to Com addins to enable the Live Office i am not able to find it in there. So if you know any solution please let me know.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:24 am 
Post subject: Re: Crystal Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

Just worth noting that the latest version of Xcelsius - 2008 SP3 FP3 contains the following line in the Supported Paltforms documentation:

Supported Microsoft Office

    Microsoft Office 2007
    Microsoft Office 2003 SP2
    Microsoft Office 2003 SP1
    Microsoft Office XP SP3


Regards

Mr Xcelsius
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