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    MS OFFICE install problem

    Hi, I'm running xubuntu 12.04 and trying to install MS office home and student 2007. I used playonlinux to try and install it and I got this error message "z:\media\OFFICE12\HomeStudentr.WW\OSETUP.DLL digital signature does not validate or is not present" any idea what this means or how I fix it? I don't know if its my DVD or not but last week I was able to install this onto another computer running windows no problem.

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    Re: MS OFFICE install problem

    Moved to Wine
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    Re: MS OFFICE install problem

    Actually the installer should work if you install Wine 1.5 from Wine PPA.

    But some features in MS Office applications are known not to work under Wine yet. I'd recommend using LibreOffice unless you really, really need MS Office. To install LibreOffice, open Terminal and type:
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    sudo apt-get install libreoffice libreoffice-gtk -y
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    Re: MS OFFICE install problem

    Unfortunately I do really need to be running MS Office

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    Re: MS OFFICE install problem

    Quote Originally Posted by jeebz View Post
    Unfortunately I do really need to be running MS Office
    Don't take this as a criticism --- but if you really NEED to use MS Office, then you need to be running MS Windows to do that. Wine, and its companions like PlayOnLinux and Winetricks can help smooth over some of the bumps in installation, but at the end of the day, the ONLY environment that runs all of MS Office well is MS Windows.
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    Re: MS OFFICE install problem

    Perhaps the information in the link below will help:

    http://www.personalcomputerfixes.com...up-dll-errors/
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    Re: MS OFFICE install problem

    I went to http://www.personalcomputerfixes.com...up-dll-errors/ and tried moving the set up files to my hard drive but I still get the error message. I know the CD works because I just tested it on a machine running windows and it installed no problem. I just updated my WINE so I am running version 1.5.

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    Re: MS OFFICE install problem

    When I tried to use the wine installer I got the error message "G:\HomeStudentr.WW/OSETUP.DLL cannot be loaded This may indicate that the file is missing or damaged" except it should be fine if I was able to install it on a machine running windows

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    Re: MS OFFICE install problem

    Fair enough, I just thought of branching out and trying it to learn something but if there is now way to get it running I guess its back to windows for now

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    Re: MS OFFICE install problem

    Quote Originally Posted by jeebz View Post
    Fair enough, I just thought of branching out and trying it to learn something but if there is now way to get it running I guess its back to windows for now
    Understand ... but Linux is not positioned as a free VERSION of MS Windows, and while Wine does work miracles with some Windows apps, Office is not one of them.

    If you really want to "learn something", then you should look into using Linux alternatives to MS Windows apps -- like, in this case, LibreOffice.
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