If this is the first time you are installing Mif2Go, create a folder that will be the permanent home for your Mif2Go distribution files. This folder can be anywhere except under the FrameMaker plug-ins folder.
For most Windows 2000 or XP systems, almost all you need to do is copy a few files from the Mif2Go distribution, and you can create an installation program to do that for you; see §1.1.3 . Try §1.1 ; then if you have questions, or if you run into trouble, follow the detailed instructions in this section.
Omni Systems does not provide an installer for Mif2Go. This is for transparency: with a simple .bat file you know Mif2Go does not "call home", make changes to the Windows Registry, put files where your company policy does not permit them, nor alter any other files on your system. Information-system technicians can see exactly what will happen when you run the .bat file, and adjust the instructions as needed to comply with company policy.
No current installer handles FrameMaker plug-ins. This is a big problem on Windows XP, for which Microsoft says that if you use any installer, it must be based on their installer, which does not provide for installing FrameMaker plug-ins and deleting .cache files. Omni Systems programmers have spent weeks of engineering time evaluating alternatives, and it turns out that just copying a few files is best. The installation program you create yourself (see §1.1.3 ) does that for you, with just a double-click.
1. Extract files. Extract the contents of the Mif2Go .zip file into your Mif2Go distribution folder. If this is not the first time you are installing Mif2Go, just copy the new files over previous files; there is no need to uninstall anything.
2. Check files. Check the extracted files against the list in §B . If you find no .exe files, or no .dll files:
If you received the Mif2Go distribution via e-mail through a network, check with your system administrator to see if a firewall might have stripped out these files. If so, ask the system administrator how you can safely receive the files from Omni Systems.
If you downloaded the Mif2Go distribution directly from the Omni Systems Web site, send an e-mail message reporting the problem to Omni Systems: email@example.com
3. Copy files from your Mif2Go distribution folder to the folders shown in , assuming drive C is where your operating system resides. All other extracted files can remain in your Mif2Go distribution folder. If you are installing on a Windows XP system that was upgraded from Windows NT or Windows 2000, check to make sure you are copying to the correct system folder, indicated by the value of environment variable windir. To find the value of windir, from Windows Control Panel choose:
4. If you are installing on an older Windows system (9x, ME, or NT): look in the system folder on your hard drive for a copy of the file msvcrt40.dll. If drive C is where your operating system resides, the system folder is one of the following:
4.4. If the file in the system folder has a version number lower than 4.00.5270, copy the msvcrt40.dll file extracted from the Mif2Go distribution into the system folder, replacing the older file. Otherwise, do not replace it.
11. Read at least §2.6 .