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adamsjw2 03-08-2005 09:59 PM

Getting MS Office App to run with Wine
Greetings all,
Who in the heck can I run MS Excel under Wine. It loads fine but I get the error:
"MS Excel not installed for the current user. Reinstall from CD."
Jim A.
Russell, kY USA

P.S. How about QEMU as a substitute?

wapcaplet 03-08-2005 11:56 PM

I'm not sure, but I found some instructions for getting it to work. Maybe those would help.

If you don't absolutely need Excel, you could try OpenOffice Calc, which can load and save Excel spreadsheets (minus the Visual Basic).

adamsjw2 03-09-2005 07:09 AM

Thanks for your quick reply. I've been using OO for almost two years, but I have one spreadsheet with macros that OO Calc simply won't handle. That's why I need to use Wine or reboot into Win to get it to work.

wapcaplet 03-09-2005 11:02 AM

I'm afraid I can't help you then; I don't have any experience running MS Office in Wine. You might try Frank's Corner, if you haven't already; there are usually some good tips for running apps in Wine.

If it's of vital importance to you, I'd suggest checking out Crossover Office. Costs $39.95 for the standard version, but CodeWeavers guarantees/supports running all Office apps (97 through XP) in addition to a lot of other popular Windows productivity apps. It might be your best bet for running Excel reliably.

Best of luck!

adamsjw2 03-09-2005 11:48 AM

Thanks. I think this is probably the way I'm going to have to go, or Win4Lin which allow more apps than Office to be run reliably, but it costs more.
Thanks again,

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