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Old 02-24-2009, 01:47 AM   #1
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Wine can't open any office programs...

I just installed Microsoft Office 2007 without a hitch. The programs show up in my Appications>Wine>Programs. But whenever I try to launch them, it acts like something is loading (pointer turns to circular wheel), but then stops and nothing loads. The same thing happens if I click on the executables in my Wine folder (the same thing for all the Office programs). I ran it in the terminal and got this output:

aj@aj-laptop:~$ env WINEPREFIX="/home/aj/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE"
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
fixme:advapi:RegisterEventSourceW ((null),L"Bonjour Service"): stub
fixme:winsock:WS_setsockopt Unknown IPPROTO_IP optname 0x00000013
fixme:winsock:WSAIoctl SIO_GET_EXTENSION_FUNCTION_POINTER {f689d7c8-6f1f-436b-8a53-e54fe351c322}: stub
fixme:winsock:WSAIoctl -> SIO_ADDRESS_LIST_CHANGE request: stub
fixme:actctxarse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC80.CRT"
err:module:import_dll Library MSVCR80.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\WINWORD.EXE") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\WINWORD.EXE" failed, status c0000135

I see a lot of "fixme" but don't know what most of it means since I'm a pretty big Linux newb. I'm guessing I'm missin gsome of those .dll files, but where I could I get them? Thanks in advance for the help.
Old 02-24-2009, 02:13 AM   #2
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The missing MSVCR80.dll appears to be your problem (not necessarily the only problem). On a regular Windows system you would have it available, with wine will need to copy it from somewhere. Based on a Google search this is a common problem, not only with MSOffice, but with other applications as well.

Have a look at;msg=6044 and sort out what makes sense in your case.


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Old 02-24-2009, 05:30 PM   #3
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Okay, I found the solution. You have to do:


to get winetricks. Then

sh winetricks msxml3 dotnet20 gdiplus riched20 riched30 vcrun2005sp1

which I got off of

Anyway, now I can open all the office programs perfectly (even faster than Vista did, which I found to be sort of odd). Anyway, thanks for your help. That one website actually led to the answer that I found.


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