"Please make sure JRE version 1.6 or later is installed"
I had Java 1.6 45 32 bit installed and working fine. After struggling in understanding what was wrong, I did the following:
- Uninstall all Java JRE and JDK from your laptop
- Install Java JDK 32 bit
- Install Java JDK 64 bit
- Reboot the laptop
- Install BI Publisher Desktop
Google helped me once more and I found a note saying that you have to look for Program Files (x86)\Oracle\BI Publisher\BI Publisher Desktop\DotNetInstallFiles folder and execute setup.exe (close any Office application before starting the installation). I just followed the instructions and at the end the BI Publisher tab was finally there.