64 Bit plug-in for Colletta to MS Office? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello-


    I'm new to the project,but it appeard that the Office Addins for Colletta are only compatible with the 32bit version of MS Office Pro Plus.  I'm using the native 64bit version of Office on Windows 7 64bit.  Is there a manual method of connecting them?



    Sunday, October 9, 2011 5:57 PM

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  • For the current release, the add-ins are 32 bit only, sorry. I've been doing some work on making the whole project work on both 32 and 64 bit, but it's not completely trivial because of the mix of options to be supported - viz, 32 bit OS and 32 bit Office, 64 bit OS and 32 bit Office, 64 bit OS and 64 bit Office - that one in the middle means I can't just flip a single compile time switch.

    Having said that, making the Office add-ins work might not be too tricky: the binaries are marked as 32 bit but you might be able to switch that to architecture independent (using the corflags utility). I'm not sure if registration with Office needs to change though. (I've not actually tried this, so no guarantees!)

    To sum up: sorry, 32 bit only at the moment, but 64 bit support is on my todo list.

    Monday, October 10, 2011 6:16 AM
  • Sorry for the long delay, Gavin.  I had forgotten about my question.......

    I've spent sometime working on VBA for 64bit Office, and found that many calls have to be marked with "PtrSafe".  I'm not sure if this applies to what you have done, but I thought that I'd mention it.



    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 2:29 AM
  • It's more a case that some components talk to Office apps and therefore have to agree on bitness with that, and some talk to "the OS" and have to agree with that's bitness - and both sets of components have to interoperate with each other, so I need to take care that (a) everything is consistent and (b) the installer correctly detects the environment and places the right variants of components that can't be made architecture independent in the right spots.

    The job is on my todo list - but hasn't got very close to the top I'm afraid.

    Friday, April 20, 2012 9:30 AM
  • By chance do you work out of the Seattle Research group, or one of the others?

    I'm currently in my second year, BS IT Databases, and need something for my Capstone (Thesis-lite), I like some parts of Colletta, mixed with Zentity, SQL Server 2012 FileTables, OneNote, and Visio; as an all-in personal data/knowledge store.  I'm also trying MailStore's (pka Deep Invent) MailStore Server version 7 beta, as a way to catalog/store and index all email content to SQL.

    Is there any chance of getting involved/helping with Colletta?


    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3:44 AM
  • Hi Jamie

    I'm in Cambridge in the UK actually - you might be interested in the Microsoft Research internship program: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/jobs/intern/about_uk.aspx tells you about us, and a hop up to http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/jobs/intern/default.aspx will get you information about the other labs. I'm pretty sure you've missed the deadline for this summer, but internships are available throughout the year.

    If you are interested, the first part of the process is to apply via that link above: when you've done that, drop me a line and I'll make sure that people on our team all take a look at it.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 6:03 AM