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Old 02-02-2009, 03:13 PM   #1
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how do i install office home and student 2007


i have ubuntu 8.1 and am trying to switch to office home and student 2007 i am new to computers and really stressed out can anyone help?

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Old 02-02-2009, 03:24 PM   #2
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Office Home and Student is an office suite for Windows and therefore will not run natively with linux. You could try installing it via wine. A better option would be to use a native linux office application OpenOffice.

edit: Here you can see a poll related to office applications so that you find out about other options available for linux.

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Old 02-02-2009, 03:25 PM   #3
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If you mean you want to use Microsoft Office in Ubuntu you will need to install wine from winehq.org or CrossOver Office from codeweavers.com.

I hope there is a wine binary packages for Ubuntu 8.1.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 03:48 PM   #4
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WINE comes with many distros by default, and should be available in the package manager for all.

CrossOver is available free for a trial period and is really user-friendly.

I fully endorse trying OpenOffice, but keep in mind that its handling of MSOffice files is not perfect. (It is very good)
 
  


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