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Thread: Wine - MS Office 2010 - can't open existing documents

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Question Wine - MS Office 2010 - can't open existing documents


    I'm new here as I've only just switched to Ubuntu for the first time last week. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

    For my work, I need to be able to use MS Office 2010, so I downloaded and installed and activated Wine.

    It took me a while to get it all sorted out, but eventually I managed.

    Now I am able to open Word and Excel using Wine.

    However, I can't use those programs to open existing files.

    I *am* able to create a new document using Word or Excel and to save that document to the C drive.

    But I can't open those documents again, to edit them, or to view them.

    Any help would be much appreciated, as I'm starting to lose track of what I'm doing Ubuntu-wise... I'm not even sure how/ where to search for tips for this specific problem.

    Has anyone had this problem before or can make a blind guess as to what *might* be a solution?

    Any pointers in a vaguely right direction are much appreciated

    And SORRY if this is a really dumb question!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Illinois (United States)
    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: Wine - MS Office 2010 - can't open existing documents

    I'm using office 2010 through wine.

    How exactly is it not opening files?

    Did you navigate to and open the files through word/excel and they don't open?

    Or are you trying to right-click open with excel/word?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

    Re: Wine - MS Office 2010 - can't open existing documents

    Please do not create create duplicate threads it dilutes community efforts.


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