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Old 11-25-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy How to MS Office 2007 Using WINE on Fedora 10

I successfully loaded WINE 1.1.23 on my fedora 10 system. It comes with notepad and regedit. I would like to load Office 2007. Not sure how to do that. Does anyone know how to load Office or any windows xp app for that matter to run in WINE.Thanks for your help.
Old 11-25-2009, 02:51 PM   #2
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Just stick the installaion CD in the drive and run the setup app. You *might* need to open the "setup.exe" with the wine application. In a terminal you can type 'wine setup.exe' from the CD home directory. Don't be root.

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Old 11-25-2009, 04:11 PM   #3
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Curious: What exactly is wrong with open office?
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I am new in Linux and use Ubuntu 9.10. Unfortunately in the office where I work I have to use Windogs. I personally think OpenOffice is great, but I cant open a text document in MS Office that I previously saved in OpenOffice (without problems).
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There should be no problems if you save to the somewhat older formats, such as .doc (as in Word 97 or 2000) and .xml, both MS Office and OpenOffice should be able to read and write them without big problems. Macros are problematic, but they shouldn't be used much anyway in my opinion (if you need a macro for it, it's big enough to be done outside of office apps). OpenOffice supports newer MS Office formats as well, but as far as I know, the newer it is, the less well it probably works. And I haven't found (personally) any reasons not to use the .doc/.xml formats. But if it's your work that requires it, by all means do use MS Office, if you get it running fine (which I doubt: Wine is not Windows).



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