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skazhy 11-10-2009 12:47 PM

M$ Office 2003 on Wine
 
Hi all!

I am really tired of repairing my parent's PC all the time (viruses, malware, etc), so I decided to install linux on their machine. But I want to put M$ Office 2003 there too (PC is mainly for documents), maybe they can switch to OOo in some time.

So I have a question: have you tried running M$ Office 2003 with Wine? Was it working good?

pixellany 11-10-2009 01:04 PM

I am running Office 2007 under Crossover (the commercial version of WINE) So far, it runs perfectly. Office 2003 should also be fine.

OpenOffice is really quite good now with MSOffice docs. I have my system setup so that the default is always OOo.

peeths003 11-13-2009 11:34 AM

hey , I have used office 2003 in my machine on Wine. Without any issues. I only faced issue with Outlook . But i didn't try to fix it, because i use thunderbird. and I am sure that it can be fixed. ( this is an year old story ) . Now i use either Open office . there are no much formatting issues with that . Try it . Its good.


Thanks
Peeths

teckk 11-14-2009 08:25 PM

I have used Office xp in wine on a FreeBSD box and it worked ok. I prefer Open Office though.

Little bit dated but
http://www.frankscorner.org/
http://www.frankscorner.org/index.php?p=office2003
http://www.dlldump.com/

Lots of info on the web concerning running apps in wine.


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