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Old 04-15-2009, 05:22 AM   #1
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BD under Windows 7?

Has anyone tried running Book Designer under Windows 7 yet? Any problems encountered?
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:52 AM   #2
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I would guess it will have issues similar to those of Vista.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:09 AM   #3
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That's what I was wondering, igorsk, because from what I have read, one of the main goals of Windows 7 has been to reduce the problems of application incompatibility which occured with Vista.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:11 PM   #4
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My wife is running Windows 7 beta. I'll ask her if it's ok to install Book Designer on her computer to find out if it works. That is an important question that does need to be answered.
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im using windows 7. i installed that MSI package need for vista, but other than that its fine.

though i did that as a matter of course instead of testing withoug it.

and also build 7077 is perfect. i havent found any errors at all (though im sure there are a few) but its my every day computer now.

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Old 04-16-2009, 02:27 AM   #6
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What MSI is that, Andy?
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dhtml something or other. posted in the guide. i didnt try it without this

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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I did install the dhtml package and installed BD and then upgraded it. I ran it and loaded a file from before and I worked fine. I have not tried to create or edit anything yet.
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Sounds reassuring. Thanks!
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Sounds reassuring. Thanks!
I'll try some more with BD and report if there are any problems or not.
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I just tried to load in an HTML file and it doesn't work. The system does have Office 2003 installed.
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I did get Book Designer to work with Windows 7 finally. What I had to do was run Book Designer as Administrator and run a command prompt as administrator. Then when I ran BD every OCX error I then had to go to the command prompt to unregister and register the OCX files that came up as errors. Then I got past that and I then could not get the Sony LRF dialog to come up. So I went to the Book Designer wiki. The last thing I needed to do to fix BD was to unregister and register comct232.ocx.All was well after that.
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Thank you, Jon - that's very useful to know.
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Thank you, Jon - that's very useful to know.
You're very welcome.

When I ran BD not as administrator, it came up but would not convert the HTML. Then running it as admin gave an OCX error when it started. So I sorted the OCX as the errors popped up. And finally, I could not make an LRF eBook. So I looked up on MR how to get BD to work with Vista and one of the posts said to follow the directions in the wiki and that finished the process.
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