Installation menu (was Re: Online manual: installation, password protection?)

Subject: Installation menu (was Re: Online manual: installation, password protection?)
From: "Jane Bergen" <jane -dot- bergen -at- usa -dot- net>
To: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 10:43:51 -0500

Along these same lines....I'm hearing noises at work that I may become
involved in creating a sort of splashy, graphical menu (similar to
FrameMakers and others) for installing the PDFs, maybe even to include the
installation setup. Is this a programmer-expertise-only thing, or are
there some nifty tools somewhere for non-programmers to use for creating a
canned type of menu? I'd love to be able to pull this off with great


Jane Bergen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 7:55 AM
Subject: Online manual: installation, password protection?

> Kelly Williamson has <<... created an online manual (WebHelp) which will
> distributed on CD (standalone). I would like to have it install
> automatically when users put the CD in the drive, place an icon on their
> desktop, and prompt for a
> password when they launch the manual. Does anyone know how to accomplish
> these things?>>
> Getting software to run automatically from a CD requires that you
include an
> autorun.inf file on the CD. A really basic file might look like the
> following:
> [autorun]
> open=snagit\setup.exe
> (This is the script that runs the installer for SnagIt, whichis a
> wonderful screenshot program.) You can get more sophisticated, but I
> looked into the matter beyond this step. We've used both the Wise
> and InstallShield to create installation scripts at one point or
> and both seem to work just fine. Both should also permit password
> of the installation.
> --Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
> geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca

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