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July 24th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Dear pals,
How to install windows office 2007 in ubuntu using wine?

July 24th, 2009, 02:27 PM

July 24th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Can I ask why you would need MS Office over Open office which comes as default in Ubuntu? Im just curious thats all, perhaps you need to write VBA apps?

July 24th, 2009, 02:41 PM
@ moody_mark

I have noticed that when using Open Office for a Powerpoint presentation, the conversion does not work as well as it could since the timing is handled differently between the two programs. So the reason is probably for compatibility.

@ jayanramesh

It occured that if you have a sufficiently powerful machine and a copy of Windows, you can also run Windows in Virtualbox.

July 24th, 2009, 07:14 PM
Dear lukjad007,
Thank very much.I installed wine 1.1.26 and windows office 2007 as directed .Everything went ok but office failed to start.please help me to solve this prob.

July 25th, 2009, 03:00 PM
Did you get any error messages?

July 25th, 2009, 06:17 PM
Dear lukjad007,
I don't get any error message just it refuses to start-why?
Thank you.

PS: My OS is jaunty 64 Bit-Is the "wine" ok with 64 bit?

July 25th, 2009, 06:37 PM
to check for errors in wine, and yes wine works well with 64bit.

Open a terminal


wine path/to/office.exe

wine /home/madsmeg/Microsoft\ Office/Ofiice.exe

then list the last errors here, we may be able to help more then.

July 25th, 2009, 07:45 PM
I need to start working with a customers relation management system CRM that is based on Microsoft Access. What options do I have? Would this work on wine or would I need dual boot?

Does running wine slow down the whole system?


July 25th, 2009, 07:50 PM
wow... never thought people used access seriously

I have never had any performance issues with wine (on odd occasions applications run faster in wine than natively).

I will look into CRM with Access through wine now

July 25th, 2009, 07:55 PM
What version of Access are your clients using, also, have you thought about using open office's version of database to manipulate the access database?