1298339 - "Office XP application : Excel, word, outlook or powerpoint must be pre-installed. Higher versions work fine." error when installing Xcelsius 2008

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1298339 - "Office XP application : Excel, word, outlook or powerpoint must be pre-installed. Higher versions work fine." error when installing Xcelsius 2008

Symptom

The following error is displayed:

Office XP application : Excel, word, outlook or powerpoint must be pre-installed. Higher versions work fine.          

Reproducing the Issue

1. Run the Xcelsius 2008 installation setup.

2. Continue installing until the error message is thrown.

Cause

Your MS Office platform version is not supported by Xcelsius 2008.

Resolution

Here is a list of the supported platforms:

Xcelsius 2008 Platform Support
============================================================
(c) 2008 Business Objects

For the most recent version of the Xcelsius 2008 platforms support,

please refer to http://www.businessobjects.com/support/

Supported Languages
====================
* Chinese Simplified 
* Chinese Traditional     
* Dutch      
* English      
* French      
* German      
* Italian      
* Japanese
* Korean      
* Spanish
* Swedish
* Portuguese     
    
Supported Operating Systems
============================
* Windows XP SP1   Professional 
* Windows XP SP2   Professional     
* Windows Server 2003   Enterprise Edition   
* Windows Server 2003   Standard Edition 
* Windows Server 2003 SP1 Enterprise Edition 
* Windows Server 2003 SP1 Standard Edition
* Windows Vista
     
Recommended Minimum Hardware requirements
==============================
* 1.0 GHz processor
* 1GB RAM
* 350 MB hard disk space
* CD-ROM

Supported Browsers
==================
Browser OS          Browser             JVM
-----------------------------------------------------
* Windows           IE 6.0 SP2          Sun 1.4.2

Other Tools
=============
Office  (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)
* Windows Office 2003      
* Windows Office 2003  SP1   
* Windows Office 2003  SP2   
* Windows Office XP      
* Windows Office XP  SP1   
* Windows Office XP  SP2   
* Windows Office XP  SP3
* Windows Office 2007   
     
Adobe Acrobat Reader 
-------- 
* Acrobat Reader 7.0      

Flash 
-------- 
* Adobe Flash Player 9.0      

Sharepoint
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* Sharepoint Portal Server 2003
* Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 SP 1
* Windows Sharepoint Services
* Windows Sharepoint Services SP 10
* Windows Sharepoint Services SP 2
* Sharepoint Server 2007

** Note that Xcelsius Present does not support Sharepoint connectivity.

Reporting Services
------------------
* Reporting Services 2000 SP1
* Reporting Services 2000 SP2
* Reporting Services 2005

** Note that Xcelsius Present does not support Reporting Services

connectivity.


BusinessObjects Enterprise
---------------------------
* BusinessObjects Enterprise XI R2
* Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Keywords

KBA , BI , Business intelligence solutions , Problem

Product

SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008