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Old 05-11-2009, 06:31 PM   #1
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Installed wine in Ubuntu 9.04 - Office 2000 setup


I've installed wine in Ubuntu 9.04 and have also installed MS Office 2000.

If I open up Word, the setup message comes up with name, organisation, product key etc.

I've looked in ~/.wine/system.reg and am not sure how to change my username and organisation in this as is recommended at the start (can I get rid of this completely - I entered the product key earlier, but it seems to ignore this). Am not sure if/why the setup message is coming up again?

It looks like I would save docs. in the virtual c drive?

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Have got another two questions:

I'm looking for an acoustic silencer for my toshiba l10 laptop to play dvd's and cd's. I've got the Toshiba version for Microsoft, but I don't think they have one for Linux?

Am also having problem playing a dvd - the wizard can't find any suitable plugins...
 
Old 05-11-2009, 06:36 PM   #2
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For plugins go to medibuntu.org and follow instructions.


Avoid using M$office ...Open Office 3+ is excellent install it


Install Kmix ...it will you give you better control from a GUI
 
Old 05-12-2009, 01:57 AM   #3
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Thanks - I'll look into medibuntu & kmix.

I'll need microsoft office for things like my cv, which gets its formatting rearranged when opened in open office (even if saved as a .doc in open office) which isn't good.

So using microsoft word isn't a choice which is why I am looking for a fix to this problem.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 10:38 AM   #4
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odf (open document format) is a far better open format. use that and pdf

Take a look at templates, plugins etc at the open office site.

The .doc format is closed, other FOSS applications hack it in different ways.

Abiword does it differently.
 
Old 05-13-2009, 09:02 AM   #5
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mmm... not sure about this.

In an example, I have a 2 page word document which I open in open office and it turns to 2.25 pages (automatically).

So there is no way to know how the format will be in word if I make modifications in open office. The only way to do this would be to test in word, however, that would involve opening the modified document in ms word.
 
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it's got a lot to do with the type of Font(s) that are used by default in M$O & OOo.
you can port some or nearly all of the M$ fonts into OOo, which alleviates page size issues.
 
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Installed wine in Ubuntu 9.04 - Office 2000 setup

It's 1/3 or 33.3333% at the moment. Managed to get the dvd player working although this isn't really obvious for a novice and people may be bemused after a new Ubuntu install. The way to do it is to go to this link and copy various instructions into the terminal. Then totem, vlc, gxine, kmplayer should work:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu


Does anyone have a good link for an acoustic silencer for cd's (or from synaptic?)


Will be doing some more research into this MS Word/Open Office issue.For sure, I'm moving away as much as possible from Microsoft, which can only be a good thing.
 
  


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