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Xcelsius 2008 Installation Guide

Xcelsius 2008 Installation Guide


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Contents
Chapter 1 Xcelsius 2008 Installation Guide 5
Overview......................................................................................................6
Xcelsius 2008 installation............................................................................6
Hardware and Software Requirements..................................................6
Installation..............................................................................................7
Xcelsius integration with BusinessObjects platform....................................8
Single machine deployment...................................................................8
Client installation with Crystal Reports Server deployment....................8
Client installation with BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise
deployment.............................................................................................9

Appendix A Get More Help 11

Index 15

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Overview

Overview
Xcelsius bridges the gap between data analysis and visual presentations,
empowering users to create interactive reports and applications.

Xcelsius is intuitive enough for beginners and versatile enough for advanced
users. It allows users to create reports without having to learn programming
languages. With Xcelsius, pointing and clicking the mouse can create rich
interactive presentations.

Xcelsius integrates with Microsoft Corporation's Office products. This


integration lets you attach your reports to Microsoft Outlook email messages
or embed them into PowerPoint slides and Word documents.

Xcelsius also integrates with Adobe Acrobat. This integration allows you to
embed your reports in Adobe PDF files.

Xcelsius can be installed to interact with Live Office and BusinessObjects


Enterprise or Crystal Reports Server. The purpose of this chapter is to guide
you through the installation path that you must follow for various deployment
scenarios. It also provides detailed information about installing Xcelsius 2008.

Note: For specific information about installing Live Office, BusinessObjects


Enterprise, or Crystal Reports Server refer to that product's installation guide.
The installation guides for all the products discussed in this chapter are
available with your product download.

Xcelsius 2008 installation

Hardware and Software Requirements

Recommended Minimum Hardware Requirements

The following minimum hardware is recommended:


• 1.0 GHz processor
• 1GB RAM
• 350 MB hard disk space
• CD-ROM

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Operating System

The following operating systems are supported:


• Windows XP
• Windows Server 2003
• Windows Vista

Microsoft Office

The following versions of Microsoft Office are supported:


• Windows Office 2003
• Windows Office XP
• Windows Office 2007

Other

The following other software is supported:


• Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0

Installation

Installation

Double-click on the installation program and follow the installation steps.


Xcelsius requires that you have Adobe Flash Player 9; the installer will
automatically install the software if it detects that it is not already installed.

During installation, you will be prompted to enter a keycode. You must enter
a valid keycode to complete the installation and begin using Xcelsius.

Note: You must install Xcelsius under a Windows user account that has
Administrator privileges.

For detailed information about installing BusinessObjects Enterprise, Crystal


Reports Server, and Live Office, refer to their installaion guides individually.

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Xcelsius integration with BusinessObjects


platform

Single machine deployment

You can install BusinessObjects Enterprise or Crystal Reports Server and


Live Office on a single machine. Follow the installation order outlined below:

To install all the components on a single machine


1. Install BusinessObjects Enterprise or Crystal Reports Server.
2. Install BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008.
3. Install Live Office.

Note: You do not need to install Live Office to enable refresh capabilities.
You only need to install it if you want be able to create Live Office Views.
4. Install BusinessObjects Web Services.
5. Add the Live Office key code to the Central Management Console.

Client installation with Crystal Reports Server


deployment

You can install Live Office and BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise on a


client machine and deploy Crystal Reports Server and the BusinessObjects
Web Services on a server machine.

Deploy the server software in this order:


1. Install Crystal Reports Server.
2. Install BusinessObjects Web Services.
3. Add the Live Office key code to the Central Management Console.

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Xcelsius integration with BusinessObjects platform 1
Deploy the client software in this order:
1. Install BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008.
2. Install Live Office.
Note: You do not need to install Live Office to enable refresh capabilities.
You only need to install it if you want be able to create Live Office Views.

Client installation with BusinessObjects Xcelsius


Enterprise deployment

You can install Live Office and Xcelsius on a client machine and deploy
BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise and the BusinessObjects Web Services
on a server machine.

Deploy the server software in this order:


1. Install BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise if it is not already installed.
2. Install BusinessObjects Web Services.
3. Add the Live Office key code to the Central Management Console.

Note: If you have already installed Live Office as part of your


BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise deployment, you can skip this step.

Deploy the client software in this order


1. Install BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008.
2. Install Live Office.

Note: You do not need to install Live Office to enable refresh capabilities.
You only need to install it if you want be able to create Live Office Views.

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Online documentation library


Business Objects offers a full documentation set covering all products and
their deployment. The online documentation library has the most up-to-date
version of the Business Objects product documentation. You can browse
the library contents, do full-text searches, read guides on line, and download
PDF versions. The library is updated regularly with new content as it becomes
available.

http://support.businessobjects.com/documentation/product_guides/

Additional developer resources


http://devlibrary.businessobjects.com

Online customer support


The Business Objects Customer Support web site contains information about
Customer Support programs and services. It also has links to a wide range
of technical information including knowledgebase articles, downloads, and
support forums.

http://www.businessobjects.com/support/

Looking for the best deployment solution for your company?


Business Objects consultants can accompany you from the initial analysis
stage to the delivery of your deployment project. Expertise is available in
relational and multidimensional databases, in connectivities, database design
tools, customized embedding technology, and more.

For more information, contact your local sales office, or contact us at:

http://www.businessobjects.com/services/consulting/

Looking for training options?


From traditional classroom learning to targeted e-learning seminars, we can
offer a training package to suit your learning needs and preferred learning
style. Find more information on the Business Objects Education web site:

http://www.businessobjects.com/services/training

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Index
D installation requirements (continued)
operating system 7
deployment 8 software 6
client with BusinessObjects Enterprise 9 Installing Xcelsius 6, 7
client with Crystal Reports Server 8
single machine 8
M
H minimum recommended hardware 6

hardware, minimum recommended 6


R
I recommended hardware 6

installation requirements 6
hardware 6
X
Microsoft Office 7 Xcelsius, installing 6

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