Jul 21, 2011 at 11:27 PM
Edited Jul 22, 2011 at 6:53 AM
I haven’t actually tried it, but your idea might work.
NodeXL requires three pieces of Microsoft software to work properly:
* The Microsoft Office 2007 Primary Interop Assemblies. This is packaged with the NodeXL setup program and gets installed automatically, so it doesn’t need to be downloaded.
* The Microsoft. .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. This is built into Windows 7 but can be installed on earlier Windows versions as well. To see if this is already installed on your computer, see “How to determine which
versions and service pack levels of the Microsoft .NET Framework are installed” at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318785. If you need to install it, you can download it from
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=22. IMPORTANT: Look for the “Full Package” link on that page.
* The Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Office System 3.0 Runtime Service Pack 1. This one might be a problem, because the download page at
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=1132 doesn’t have a “Full Package” link and it's probably not a self-contained package. Note that
the Microsoft. .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 must be installed before installing the Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Office System 3.0 Runtime Service Pack 1.
Let me know how it goes.