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Microsoft Office

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Official Ubuntu community help.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Microsoft_Office


Click here to view the NSA "spy-free" equivalents/alternatives to Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac software.

It is possible to use Microsoft Office on Ubuntu using WINE.

Follow the steps below to do a MS Office installation.

Step 1

Install WINE by clicking here. Do not accept the Microsoft font licence during installation. The fonts are not needed.

Step 2

Copy the contents of the Microsoft Office CD/DVD to a folder on your computer.

Step 3

Make the "setup.exe" or "msi" binary installer, in the above folder executable by right-clicking and selecting "Properties".

Tip: Try all the "setup.exe" or "msi" binaries in each folder until the installation dialog starts.
Step 4

Open the executable that you setup above, with WINE. Check the WINE page for instructions.

Step 5

After the installation, setup WINE to use "riched2.0" as a native library.

Thats it.

Please note

Some of the advanced features of Microsoft Office do not work. Backup your work first before editing.

Troubleshooting

If you have problems, try the following.

  • Rename your wine folder as follows, by copying and pasting the line below into a terminal.
mv $HOME/.wine $HOME/.wine-bak
  • Then start the installation again
  • Remember to re-install any other applications with WINE again.
WINE HQ Database
See: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=31 for MS Office.
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