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Plain text version of setup file

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Hi,

In the past, I use Wise Installation Studio, which uses a setup project in plain text format. Thus I can easily create a setup project for one product. Then take it as a template.

Later if I want to create a new setup project for another product. I can just make a copy of the template, then open the copy in a text editor, and use "Find & Replace" feature to replace all the old product name & version with the new product name & version easily.

However, now I find in IS Express, the setup project file is stored as a binary file, which makes the change of the product name & version very difficult.

Is there a way to convert the setup project file into plain text version?

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Re: Plain text version of setup file

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Within Installshield Professional and Premier it is possible to save the project in an XML format which would allow you to work in this way - however this functionality is not available in the Express version.

In addition the Professional and Premier versions also allow you to save the projects as an .idt format which is a template project.

More information on what is and is not possible compared against the different Installshield editions can be found here:

https://www.flexerasoftware.com/media/datasheets/datasheet-is-compare-editions.pdf

 

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Re: Plain text version of setup file

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Within Installshield Professional and Premier it is possible to save the project in an XML format which would allow you to work in this way - however this functionality is not available in the Express version.

In addition the Professional and Premier versions also allow you to save the projects as an .idt format which is a template project.

More information on what is and is not possible compared against the different Installshield editions can be found here:

https://www.flexerasoftware.com/media/datasheets/datasheet-is-compare-editions.pdf

 

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