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    Installed Office 2007, but i have some problems

    Hello all ..

    I had successfully installed office 2007 on my ubuntu 7.10 amd 64.
    This was done following these steps .. thanks goes to him.

    I have some problems:
    1- Although word and excel work fine, power point fails to start .. a splash .. then close .. did any1 manage to fix it ?
    2- I want to add Calibri and other office 2007 fonts .. how is this done ?
    3- the word does not type right-to-left text correctly .. can this be fixed ? I type arabic text in native ubuntu aplications normally with no problems.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tarek

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    Re: Installed Office 2007, but i have some problems

    May I ask why you are not using OpenOffice (which is as good as it gets as long as open source software goes)? Incompatibility problems?

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    Re: Installed Office 2007, but i have some problems

    Quote Originally Posted by erginemr View Post
    May I ask why you are not using OpenOffice (which is as good as it gets as long as open source software goes)? Incompatibility problems?
    Although there's a .docx converter .. the interoperability between OpenOffice and Microsoft is too poor.

    I have to read/edit docx files.

    Not all of my work mates use ubuntu

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    Re: Installed Office 2007, but i have some problems

    Quote Originally Posted by tarekeldeeb View Post
    Although there's a .docx converter .. the interoperability between OpenOffice and Microsoft is too poor.

    I have to read/edit docx files.

    Not all of my work mates use ubuntu
    OpenOffice 3.0 is coming in September with Word, Excel and Powerpoint 2007 file compatibility built in, and I better than the converter.

    Can you not get your colleagues to save in the old formats, at least in some cases?

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    Re: Installed Office 2007, but i have some problems

    ...
    2- I want to add Calibri and other office 2007 fonts .. how is this done ?
    ...
    For your second question, I am not sure if it will work, but you may try to put the fonts in question into your virtual Windows drive under "C:\Windows\Fonts" which really is under:
    Code:
    ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts

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    Re: Installed Office 2007, but i have some problems

    tarekeldeeb,

    In addition to copying the fonts to the "C:\Windows\Fonts" folder under Wine's virtual drive, you might try adding it the fonts to Ubuntu's font folder, located at /usr/share/fonts/truetype for truetype fonts. The easiest way to copy them would be in Nautilus obviously, so just run
    Code:
    sudo nautilus
    (since it's only root-writable) at the console, navigate to the font files and toss them in /usr/share/fonts/truetype. That should work.

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    Re: Installed Office 2007, but i have some problems

    You might want to try wine-doors. Go through the initial steps and it will install fonts for you.

    http://www.wine-doors.org/wordpress/

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    Re: Installed Office 2007, but i have some problems

    thank u ..

    I love this community

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    Re: Installed Office 2007, but i have some problems

    Everyone's having trouble with Powerpoint 2007 still. I installed Office 2007 this morning and still can't figure it out.

    Of course, Powerpoint 2003 still runs great if you want to try it.

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    Re: Installed Office 2007, but i have some problems

    for PowerPoint: set riched20 to native

    for the font issue:
    This is very easy to fix:
    1. install FontForge
    2. navigate to the fonts directory.
    3. open the font you want (Calibri) and do NOT import the bitmaps fonts
    4. file -> generate fonts : save as TrueType and with the option "No Bitmap Fonts" (and I recommend to disable the validate before saving option)
    5. rename and replace the font
    6. repeat this with the Italic and bold variants


    Have a nice day!

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