Cradle includes components that are related to, and use the facilities of, Microsoft Office® :
Collectively, these are called the Cradle Toolsuite for Microsoft Office.
3SL has encountered situations where companies have installed parts of different Office versions. For example, where Access 2007 has been added to an Office 2003 installation. Such mixtures can cause problems for Cradle.
3SL builds variants of the Cradle Toolsuite for Microsoft Office for Office 2003, 2007 and 2010. Each variant uses libraries that are specific to one version of Office and will only run with that version of Office.
The resulting guidelines are:
We appreciate that this is complex and confusing!
Cradle-6.8 has an upgraded installer for the Cradle Toolsuite for Microsoft Office. The new installer detects all of the components of Office that are installed on your PC. It warns if this combination could cause problems and will prevent an installation if it detects a combination of Office components that will prevent the Cradle Toolsuite for Microsoft Office working.
If in doubt: