Monday, December 17, 2007

Microsoft Office 2007 on Linux with Wine

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34 comments:

RRamalho said...

This is amazing!!!! :)

flaerpen said...

I'm dying for a howto :D

Jean Azzopardi said...

Hey, that's really cool. But, can it be done from scratch on Linux, or do you have to install Office 07 on XP/Vista and then copy and paste it? I don't have any Windows machines here,

Peter said...

Man! You are my guru! :-)
Amazing!

zman58 said...

OK, now you can buy MS Office for your Linux system. Of course you can not use the same copy on both systems--that is illegal according to the Microsoft EULA that you agreed to when you installed it. So now you can spend $800 to run Office on two systems instead of only $400 to run it on one. Wow. But why would you want to do that anyway? just use Open Office silly, it costs far less ($0) and is ready-to-go on most popular Linux distributions out there today. You can distribute it to as many system as you wish because that is what the GPL provides to you and everyone else. It's really a no-brainer.

Jason said...

It would be nice to know if the Tablet functions of OneNote work. Granted, there's no handwriting recognition, but do pen strokes, erasers, and pressure come through?

Jason said...

I'd like to see if any of the stylus functions get through to OneNote. Pressure, lines at all, and the eraser (Not the handwriting recognition, but just the ability to draw).

Anonymous said...

Waiting for the How To. Please update us soon....

Dan said...

NICE!!! I've repeatedly said that since switching to linux the only program i really miss is office 2007. I really do like the new interface. I find it to be a lot more productive.

Sitting tight for the how to.

Thanks so much for all your work.

Sanders said...

If Wine could run Outlook 2003 I would be the happiest man on earth.

No matter what, I need Outlook for my day to day job. I have to cary a VMWARE image of a Win2k machine just for Outlook.

Anonymous said...

zman58, people like you miss the point completely. As in why not use openoffice because its $0.

Firstly, dont get me started with the need for Java. Alot of people dont wish to have that installed on their system. But I wont use this as my only reason.

Secondly, if you are only going to be sharing documents with yourself. Fine, openoffice is great. But once you want to share documents with friends or other users or those in the corporate environment. Forget it. Unfortunately not all OO documents will translate perfectly on MS Office.

Finally, MS 2007 is such an improvement over MS2003 and OO, its just silly.

So, you go ahead and keep OO on your system. Unforunately, OO isnt a competitor for MS 2007 and probably wont be until 2020! :P

GreatSlovakia said...

Although I would say that OOo writer is better as m$ Word, I have to be honest that m$ publisher and powerpoint are just great... so I am dying for a howto as well.

Paul Vincent Craven said...

Well done! I'm getting a lot of 2007 formatted documents e-mailed to me, and I'd love to get this working under Linux.

jbkkd said...

I'd love to know how to make that work! I'll then completely move to linux as I need OneNote...

breity said...

yes! please post a how-to when you have one ready. this would be amazing! i run ubuntu on my tablet pc and the one windows app i really need is onenote 2007. i'm also curious to see whether tablet functionality extends to onenote under wine. if so, i would be in bliss.

MadsRH said...

Great job!
I just love Linux, but I can't switch 100% from Windows. I still miss Photoshop (GIMP can't help me), Cubase or Logic and of course Word 2007!
I really love the new interface and no one else has that, it's so much more productive. And ones you've gone Word 2007, there's just something missing in OpenOffice.

Matrix said...

I would like to see this HOWTO as soon as it's posible:)

Budgetperson said...

ya .. NICE JOB!! :D I would love a howto .. that would be great, I would not have to go into windows to do MSoffice2007

Anonymous said...

Office 2007 is the only thing keeping me from switching my corporate workstation to Linux. I heavly use Word, Excel and Outlook with Exchange 2007. OpenOffice is a very good office suite, but it cannot be compared to Office 2007. It could be compared to Office 2000 but you still won't get a feature to feature comparison. PLEASE post a HOWTO. :-)

Luis Alejandro said...

plz plz plz a HOWTO!!! I need to install Office 2007 ASAP

Kinfule said...

Great job I'll be waiting for a how-to while I try myself.

I'm sorry guys, MS Office is much better than OO and Kofice (my second choice) has little conversion capabilities with MS, which almost everyone has.

Tobias said...

WOW, when a howto arrives this will mean the death of dual boot for me! :)

kwilliam said...

Wow! If I could run Word 2007 and Excel 2007 in Linux, that would be so much easier. I use Word and Excel for lab reports at school. When is that HOWTO coming?

SuSE said...

How about MS Outlook? I'm starving to make it work on Linux.

twickline said...

Hello,

OutLook 2007 wont run :( well not yet anyway :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, dieing for a How-To on this. OneNote 2007 is the only program keeping my laptop in Vista.

Noting in Linux can really compare to it right now...plus all my notes are in that format right now anyways...

Anonymous said...

I'm another one desperate to get OneNote 2007 working.

A few hints as to which dll's you copied into Wine would be much appreciated. :)

Anonymous said...

great! impatiently waiting for the howto.... and thanks for the great job

Rene said...

Please, could you tell us which dlls you had to override? It would be very pretty if Office 2007 would run on my Linux...

Thx for your work!

Charles Sheehan-Miles said...

I've got it (mostly) running on my mac now. Posted a how-to here:

http://www.sheehanmiles.com/Office2007_Under_Wine_Crossover.html

Anonymous said...

Nice job. Got everything working. However, I desperately need Publisher to work. It works great, until you try to save a (publisher) file. The whole application hangs at that moment. You have to kill it to get rid of it. I have no idea what goes wrong, but it is tantalizing it almost works. If someone - anyone could figure out how to save a file using Publisher I would be really extremely happy!

larry said...

To Anonymous: I do not know for the life of me why people use Publisher. Yes, it does have pretty and easy templates to use and the wizards are great. But there is one problem. Publisher files to this date (even the 2007 version) ARE NOT COMPATIBLE with other software. So spend extra time, lean what you need to do in Word and forget about Publisher. You will be more happier in the long run if you need to have that file imported int another application.

larry said...

To Anonymous: I have always wondered why people would want to do work in Publisher. Yes the application has pretty and easy templates and wizards. But one thing you will not find in Publisher but you will in Word is one word compatibility. Publisher files are extremely difficult to import (if you get them to import at all) to another application. So my advice to you is spend more time in Word and less time in Publisher and trust me you will have a better life.



To zman58: The Microsoft EULA does state that you must run Office on one machine at a time. According to Microsoft, you may have for example, a copy installed on your work machine and another one on your laptop providing that you do not run the two installs at the same time. You probably will not be doing this since most people who has a laptop is out of the office anyway.

Anonymous said...

This can be done easly with running the fresh installation under Linux with Wine. Had it working in 15 mins. Works flawlessly