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How to: Install Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator

Office 2010
[This is prerelease documentation and is subject to change in future releases.]

Last modified: February 27, 2011

Applies to: Excel | Office 2007 | Office client | PowerPoint | Word

To install Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator Beta, you must run the setup from the download center.

Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator Beta is supported on any computer that is running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later versions.

To Install Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator

  1. On the download page, click on the appropriate Download button for 32-bit or the 64-bit operating system.

    This starts the installation.

  2. On the Welcome to the Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator Setup Wizard page, click Next.

  3. On the End-User License Agreement page, read the agreement, and if you agree, select I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and then click Next.

  4. On the Destination Folder page, you can accept the default location for the tool, or click Browse to select a different location, and then click Next to start the installation.

  5. On the Ready to install Microsoft Binary File Format Validator page, click Install to start the installation.

  6. On the Completed the Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validation Tool Setup Wizard page, click Finish to complete the installation.

The following files are installed either in <root>:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\BFFValidator or a location that you specified in step 4.

File

Description

BFFValidator.exe

The command-line executable file.

BFFWrapper.dll

A wrapper DLL.

docValidation.dll

A validation DLL for binary file format Word files.

pptValidation.dll

A validation DLL for binary file format PowerPoint files.

xlsValidation.dll

A validation DLL for binary file format Excel files.

The installation also places a shortcut Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator Beta launcher to the Start menu in Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator in All Programs.

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