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Old 07-04-2004, 11:07 AM   #1
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Crossover Office and MS Word problem.


An issue and a comment:

'Help' in MS Word does not work in Crossover Office 3.0.1.
I found no help at the Crossover Office mailing list or their FAQ's.
Anyone know how to solve this?

Having Crossover Office is far better than having to run dual boot in order to have MS Word.
I would much prefer not to use MS Word but until OO has a grammer checker, I need MS Word. Why do I need a grammer checker? That's easy. I get lazy grammericaly. IMO editing is harder than writing and a lot less fun.

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Old 07-04-2004, 09:49 PM   #2
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I don't know about Crossover 3, but for Crossover 2 the Office Assistant does not work.

I found that uninstalling the Office Assistant all together, means that the help will show up as a separate window, which I actually think is better than clippy...

Maybe you could learn some grammer, and ditch Word altogether

I hope this helps
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Old 07-04-2004, 11:03 PM   #3
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If I were you, I'd get rid of Word and get this:
http://openoffice.org
It works quite well, and has all the bells and whistles (at least all the ones that I need ).
 
Old 07-05-2004, 12:14 AM   #4
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Grammar checkers are crap, especially the one included with word. Seriously dude...

You use office for compatibility reasons. If you don't have a problem there, then use OOo...

They are talking about a grammar checker for OOo, but hey, what a waste of programming.

Oh and with crosover 3 they deliberately disable clippy, and I think then the help should work, right? Don't know as I only installed office as a test. I don't actually use it
 
Old 07-13-2004, 06:51 PM   #5
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MS Windows "help" under crossover office

I have found the same problem. Has anyone discovered the answer?
 
Old 07-13-2004, 07:06 PM   #6
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Are you using crossover 3.0? I don't have office installed at the moment, but I thought they had most of this fixed with 3.0 - mind you I only have access to office 2000...
 
Old 07-13-2004, 08:34 PM   #7
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I'm trying to get the Loki-installer version of CXO V3.0.1 working under SuSE V9.1, and in multi-user mode so the main part is installed in root.

According to the "Crossover Office Standard User Guide" published on 11th May it supports Microsoft Office '97, 2000, and XP, so only having Office 2000 shouldn't be a problem.

I notice the filenames for the RPM and SH versions are "crossover-standard-3.0.1-1-i386.rpm" and "install-crossover-standard-3.0.1.sh" - implying that the RPM version may be later. However the Yast front-end for RPM included in this SuSE release doesn't seem to report installation errors (!!), and there is one to deal with. Also, the RPM version of CXO can't install the component which resides in each user's account.

I'm happy to share other information about this particular software configuration if anyone is interested.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 03:24 AM   #8
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I think that help in Windows programs relies on having a whole host of other files installed - files which come as part of windows. Xover Office has always had problems with help.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 09:57 PM   #9
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I received this response from Codeweavers:

> On, Mon 2004-07-12 at 20:57, David Lochrin wrote:
>
>> Further to my problem with Microsoft Office "Help" not being available under CXO, others have apparently found the same thing - see http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=201015
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>> Would you expect "help" to work, and does that include the "office assistant" ? If so, is the help program part of MS Office or part of CXO? Is it possible I have a file-protection problem because the main CXO installation is in root ?
>
> At this time the help system in Office 97 does not work properly. We only support the help system in Office 2000 and OfficeXP.

I think Codeweavers should not claim to support Office97 when something as basic as user-help doesn't work.

I've found two other problems with Office97.

(a) Some main-menu items in Office97 have submenus which should be displayed when mousing-over the arrow. This works fine in CXO-Word, but not in CXO-Excel where one has to click on the arrow to display the sub-menu. A spreadsheet displaying this problem in CXO works fine under MSWindows, so the problem seems to be associated with the CXO-Excel installation.

(b) It doesn't seem possible to review existing settings and modify the installation, except by deleting the whole CXO user environment using CXSETUP and beginning from scratch.

Very disappointing.

Last edited by dlochrin@dot.ne; 07-15-2004 at 07:04 PM.
 
  


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