How to Install MS Office 2003 under Linux with Wine


STEP 1:

$ winecfg

Set a virtual desktop if you wish, this is also a good time to set your sound driver. You will also want to set richedit20.dll, richedit32.dll & msxml3.dll as navite (Windows)

Now install the richedit30 update, make sure you go to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32 and rename richedit20.dll, richedit32.dll and msxml3.dll to *.bak or the updates wont work properly.

tom@tom:~$ wine richedit30.exe
fixme:midi:OSS_MidiInit Synthesizer supports MIDI in. Not yet supported.
tom@tom:~$

STEP 2:

Install Microsoft XML Parser (MSXML)

Download it and and cd to the directory where you downloaded msxml3.msi, then run:

$ msiexec /i msxml3.msi

STEP 3:

You might need to mount your Office 2003 CD with the option -o unhide. This will avoid having problems with hidden files during installation.

mount -t iso9660 -o unhide /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom0

tom@tom:~$ cd /media/cdrom0
tom@tom:/media/cdrom0$ wine setup
fixme:midi:OSS_MidiInit Synthesizer supports MIDI in. Not yet supported.

The setup should now run without any errors and complete as successful.

STEP 4:

To RUN the application

Word 2003

tom@tuxonfire ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/OFFICE11 $ wine winword

Excel 2003

If Excel locks up when you select a data table and a error is printed in your terminal as.

fixme:imm:ImmReleaseContext (0x10062, 0x136c78): stub

You will need to install a native imm32.dll from Windows and set Excel to use it. Make sure to set imm32.dll only for Excel by adding a application in winecfg EXCEL.EXE and then select EXCEL.EXE and go to the Libraries tab and add imm32.dll as native/builtin.

tom@tuxonfire ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/OFFICE11 $ wine excel

Power Point 2003

tom@tuxonfire ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/OFFICE11 $ wine powerpnt

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One Response to How to Install MS Office 2003 under Linux with Wine

  1. Junjie says:

    what is tom@tuxonfire?

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