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The Packaging Wizard provides you with one way to easily package and add professional setup routines to your applications. The wizard guides you through the steps of creating .cab files for your application, grouping them into a package that contains everything required for installation, and delivering those packages to users with a setup program.
There are two ways to open the Packaging Wizard: from the Windows Start menu or from within an Office application.
To launch the Packaging Wizard from the Start menu, select Programs, then Microsoft® Office XP Developer, and then Packaging Wizard.
To launch the Packaging Wizard from within an Office application, open the Microsoft® Visual Basic® Editor (ALT + F11) and from the Add-Ins menu, select Packaging Wizard.
**Note **If the Packaging Wizard is not available from the Add-Ins menu, use the Add-In Manager, located in the Add-Ins menu to load the Packaging Wizard.
Work through the wizard until you have established the necessary options for your file, then click Finish. For information about the screens in the wizard, click Help on the screen or select a topic from the following list.
In This Section
- Identify Application and Package Screen
Select and edit the name of the main file you want to package and to select and edit packaging information for the setup package.
- Application Information Screen
Register the version of the particular application you want to package and identify the lanuage you want to use for your setup program.
- Dependencies Screen
Manage the dependency files in your package to make sure all appropriate files are included in your package.
- Modify Installation Locations Screen
Change the location where your package components will be installed and identify whether files are to be shared.
- Access Runtime Screen
Include the Access Runtime when your application includes Access files and users do not have a full version of Access installed on their computers.
- Access Runtime Properties Screen (Packaging Wizard)
Select the database components to include in your package.
- Define Start Menu Shortcuts Screen
Determine which shortcuts should be created for your application.
- Run On Complete Screen
Choose to run a custom file when Setup finishes installing your application.
- Build the Application Package Screen (Packaging Wizard)
Build your setup program now or save the settings and build it later.
- User Interface Reference
User interface (UI) reference topics explain the options that appear on various dialog boxes, windows, and other user interfaces. These types of topics generally appear when you press F1 in a dialog box or window.
- Deploying Your Application
Information about how to distribute your applications.
- The Packaging Process
Background information about creating setup program packages.
- Creating a Setup Package Using the Packaging Wizard
Using the Packaging Wizard to create setup programs for your applications.
- Testing your Setup Program
Information about verifying that your setup program works correctly.