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Old 11-07-2003, 02:18 AM   #1
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Wine Problem


hi,

I have installed wine (from Wine-20031016.tar.gz) on my computer, then i installed MS office 2000, it went fine (at least it seemed to be), anyway, when i opened the MS Word, it opened and then the following showed up,

"Required registry information is missing and this application cannot run. Please return setup to correct this problem."

can anyone share some light on how to correct this problem?!

thanks.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 09:37 AM   #2
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Wine newsgroup


Franks corner, office200 on wine guide
 
Old 11-07-2003, 09:43 AM   #3
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Why bother going through ALL the problems associated with windows emulation...

why not just install open office...

it looks like MS office.
Feels like MS office.
can load and save to Office doc formats.

and... its native, and free...

openoffice.org

oops, just seen your distro, redhat 9.. i have that too....
it comes with your cd's

su
passwd
redhat-congif-packages &

boom
 
Old 11-07-2003, 12:55 PM   #4
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Amen to that. Openoffice is NICE. With all the problems that come with M$ software, why bring it with you to the wonderful land of Linux?
 
Old 11-07-2003, 09:22 PM   #5
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i have got open office 1.1, as well as kword and abiword. however, whenever i use open office writer or others to save documents to windows format (doc), the doucments would change slightly, for instance, something i typed in the orginal documents would be missings or the position of the body would have changed. i dont see its a big deal myself. but sometime i would have to send the documents to others and the documents dont look professional.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 09:01 AM   #6
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QUOTE "sometime i would have to send the documents to others and the documents dont look professional."

thats what PDF is for, a pdf document will look exactly the same nomater what program / OS you open it on.

PDF forever, dec NEVER !!!
 
Old 11-08-2003, 10:36 AM   #7
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Then try crossover office. http://www.codeweavers.com/. With it you can also intall photoshop, Dreamweaver and alot of other apps that dont have exact linux equivalents.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:11 PM   #8
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The best way to run a window application under Linux is to use VmWare 4.0.5 . I have installed that application to run all of my windows applications without restrictions and also make my windows update without problem. But they are some restrictions with multimédia device depend of Linux system used...Here i run this windows virtual machine ( Win Me ) with mandrake 9.1.
I have tested CrossOffice and Wine with bad results...It's my opinion....
 
Old 11-08-2003, 10:12 PM   #9
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QUOTE "sometime i would have to send the documents to others and the documents dont look professional."

thats what PDF is for, a pdf document will look exactly the same nomater what program / OS you open it on.

PDF forever, dec NEVER !!!
i have thought about using PDF, but in many cases, it is not an option up to me to decide, some companies demand the documents in .doc format.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 07:45 AM   #10
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Do they ??????

in my university, there is a famous story about one of the students (computer science)
sending there CV in .doc format...

and getting a reply that was somthing like.... How Dare you send ME, the owner of this company a document which i must BUY windows, BUY office, just to read your CV.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 09:28 PM   #11
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all i could say is, when the reciever demand the documents in a particular format, the sender really have no choice but to go along.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 07:00 AM   #12
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yeah, that reeayl is sucky !
 
  


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