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Autocad 2000i and Netscape

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11-13-2000 01:00 PM
Hi... Got an apparent problem and a question. Apparently Autocad Map 2000i
requires the installation and use of Internet Explorer in order to run the program,
and will not work (at least in some ways) with Netscape as the system browser.
.
The question (actually two questions). (1) Is there a work around to use Netscape
with Autocad Map 2000i in place of Internet Explorer? (We would prefer to avoid
Internet Explorer for security reasons). This change is forcing us to choose between
maintaining a reasonably secure environment and using Autocad.
(2) Apparently the help system is also broken if IE is not installed. Help is such a
vital part of a complex application that it should not be dependent on the use
of a particular browser.

Thanks for any workarounds or guidance that anyone can provide.
*Nehls, Kevin
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Re: Autocad 2000i and Netscape

11-13-2000 03:06 PM in reply to: Terryb
"Terryb" wrote in message
news:ef4ee31.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> Hi... Got an apparent problem and a question. Apparently Autocad Map 2000i
> requires the installation and use of Internet Explorer in order to run the
program,
> and will not work (at least in some ways) with Netscape as the system
browser.
> .
> The question (actually two questions). (1) Is there a work around to use
Netscape
> with Autocad Map 2000i in place of Internet Explorer?

No.

> (2) Apparently the help system is also broken if IE is not installed.
Help is such a
> vital part of a complex application that it should not be dependent on the
use
> of a particular browser.

2000i's help files are CHM (compiled help files) that can only run in IE, no
other browser can run these files period, end of story.

> Thanks for any workarounds or guidance that anyone can provide.

The only work around is to install IE 5 and remove the icons from the start
menu and remove it from the desktop. To do the former you have to delete
them from the "start menu\programs" directory. The latter can be
accomplished by right-clicking on the icon, then on properties, then on the
advanced tab and finally un-checking the proper option in the advanced tab.
Now you've just made it a lot harder for the user to launch IE and IE will
still be on the machine for 2000i's help files.

BTW, if you upgrade to Win98SE (maybe Win98), WinME, or Win2K, you cannot
get around not having IE 5.x on the system.

HTH
--
Kevin Nehls
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