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Old 04-05-2015, 12:18 PM   #1
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CrossOver or Wine (or other interface)


HI everyone,

I am trying to find a way to ditch MS OS's, however, at the present time I Need MS Office, without using a VM, is there a piece of software that you would recommend I install that would enable me to keep my Linux OS (MInt-Mate), and install Office 2010+ (I know WIne works well with older Office versions).

Any and all ideas are greatly appreciated.

ps. Trial and error is fine, for that reason alone I have a laptop-labrat I Use.

Thanks again.

-Randy
 
Old 04-05-2015, 04:45 PM   #2
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Not that I know. Basically your choice is wine (CrossOver is a proprietary version of wine) or run a virtual machine.
 
Old 04-05-2015, 08:47 PM   #3
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I used a Crossover application for a while shortly after I started using Linux, because it filled a need I had.

It worked flawlessly.

If you must use MSOffice for a crucial need, say, for business projects, I'd say that Crossover is the way to go, as compared to WINE, even though it costs a little bit.
 
Old 04-05-2015, 10:14 PM   #4
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I used a Crossover application for a while shortly after I started using Linux, because it filled a need I had.

It worked flawlessly.

If you must use MS Office for a crucial need, say, for business projects, I'd say that Crossover is the way to go, as compared to WINE, even though it costs a little bit.
Thanks Frank, I did install CrossOver. I'd be absolutely thrilled if Office 365 would suffice, or even one drive, sadly I am stuck (for now) using MS Office for the foreseeable future.

Thanks again

-RGG
 
Old 04-06-2015, 02:43 AM   #5
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You can go into your settings in Libre Office to save docs in MS Office 2010 format.
 
Old 04-06-2015, 05:18 PM   #6
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You can use the web based windows online and have it available across platforms.
 
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I have found that, when using LO/OOo, saving to MS Word formats works nicely with simple documents, but can lose or scramble formatting in complex documents, as those with lists embedded in other lists, multiple call-outs and textboxes, and the like.

Just my experience.
 
Old 04-06-2015, 08:30 PM   #8
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I have found that, when using LO/OOo, saving to MS Word formats works nicely with simple documents, but can lose or scramble formatting in complex documents, as those with lists embedded in other lists, multiple call-outs and textboxes, and the like.

Just my experience.
Definitely agreed. In my experience, OO/LO compatibility with Microsoft Office formats is at best iffy, at worst downright garbage requiring you to completely redo the files in something that's far better with office formats.
 
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@frankbell & Timothy Miller, both of you are correct as I've opened a doc that had images on it & I could see the print on it but the images were f****d up but as far as creating regular text documents after changing my save settings from .odt to 1 of the ms formats my text docs were readable by anyone that I sent them to.
 
  


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