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September 17th, 2011, 01:15 PM
I always use Windows XP in a virtual machine because of Office. Its the consistency between open office and opening the same doc in word that is the problem for work. The problem with running office 2003 in Wine is that it is so sluggish, hence the virtual machine.

I was having a tidy in the garage today and found an original office 97 small business edition cd and serial. Don't ask me how I acquired it lol. There must be 10 years all CD's in there.

Anyway I thought I would give this a try in Wine, installed perfectly and Word and Excel work brilliantly. Not one glitch for what I require. Ok I know its office 97, but I am only need it for basic things so I am really happy. It even has that annoying paper clip.

September 17th, 2011, 02:23 PM
I got Office 2003 working in WIne perfectly as well.

However, I do most of my work in Lotus Symphony.

September 17th, 2011, 04:13 PM
I know Word 2007 and Excel 2007 work great in wine.

September 17th, 2011, 07:22 PM
My friend still uses Office 97. Don't even get me started about Clippy...

September 17th, 2011, 09:33 PM
Sometimes Power Point gets weird, but I don't have problems with Word and Excel 2007.