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CutePDF Unattended install?

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BazookaJoe

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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone's successfully automated the installation of CutePDF and Ghostscript? This appears to be the best free PDF creator option out there (no spyware, popups, etc), but alternate suggestions are always welcome...


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Well, according to the author, to do a unnatended install you have to purchase his "Custom Edition" for designing a branded distribution or some such craziness for like $300. (like that's going to happen for those of us who just like to play)

It would be nice however if anyone has figured out a repackaged version with both Ghost Script 8 and Cute PDF.


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what about InstallRite ?
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setup.exe /silent

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I use this for the Ghostscript 8.54 msi installer from RunOnceEx:
REG ADD %KEY%\077 /VE /D "Ghostscript" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\077 /V 1 /D "%CDROM%\install\pdfwriter\GPLGhostscript854.msi /quiet /norestart" /f

You can use the /verysilent switch for CutePDF but it wants to connect to the internet after install so I just made a simple cmd file to install it then kill iexplore.exe:
cwnd /hide @
@echo off
FOR %%i IN (D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) DO IF EXIST %%i:\win51ip.sp3 SET CDROM=%%i:
start /wait %CDROM%\install\pdfwriter\cutewriter.exe /verysilent
taskkill /f /im iexplore.exe
exit

Run the cmd from RunOnceEx:
REG ADD %KEY%\078 /VE /D "Cute PFD Writer" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\078 /V 1 /D "%CDROM%\install\pdfwriter\cutewriter.cmd" /f

A bit tedious but it works.

Edited by krose, 27 June 2008 - 05:55 AM.





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