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Automatic Removal


These instructions work for OfficeWriter for .NET, OfficeWriter for SSRS, and the OfficeWriter Designer

If OfficeWriter was installed with the automatic installer, use Add/Remove Programs to remove OfficeWriter and all of its associated installation files:

1.From the Start menu, select Settings -> Control Panel.

2.Double-click Add/Remove Programs.

3.Select SoftArtisans OfficeWriter or SoftArtisans OfficeWriter Designer.

4.Click the Change/Remove button to remove the old copy of OfficeWriter.


If you want to keep copies of the old install files, just copy them to a new directory outside of SoftArtisans/OfficeWriter

Manual Removal

OfficeWriter for .NET

1. Run LicenseManager.exe to remove the license keys from the registry.

2. Remove all copies of SoftArtisans.OfficeWriter.ExcelWriter.dll and SoftArtisans.OfficeWriter.WordWriter.dll from your machine.

OfficeWriter for SSRS

1. Remove the SoftArtisans_OfficeWriter_Strong_Name security trust codegroup from rssrvpolicy.config.

2. Remove the XLTemplate and WordTemplate rendering extensions from rsreportserver.config.

3. Remove SoftArtisans.OfficeWriter.RS2008.dll or SoftArtisans.OfficeWriter.RS2005.dll, SoftArtisans.OfficeWriter.ExcelWriter.dll and SoftArtisans.OfficeWriter.WordWriter.dll from <MSSQL Directory>\Reporting Services\Report Server\bin.

4. Stop and start Reporting Services (if 2008 or later) or restart IIS (if 2005) for the changes to take affect.

5. Run LicenseManager.exe to remove the license keys from the registry.

OfficeWriter Designer

1. Remove all registry keys listed under HKEY_Current_USER\Software\SoftArtisans\OfficeWriter\Designer.

2. Remove SAWordTemplateAddIn.dotm from %appdata%\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP and SAExcelTemplateAddIn.xlam from %appdata%\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART.

3. Open a command prompt window and move to the directory OfficeWriter\Designer or to the directory where the installation files are stored.

4. Enter regsvr32 /u SARS8CLT.dll to unregister SARS8CLT.dll.

5. Enter regsvr32 /u OWAssist.dll to unregister OWAssist.dll.

6. Enter regsvr32 /u XFClient.dll to unregister XFClient.dll.

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