LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-13-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
taurusx5
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Posts: 424

Rep: Reputation: 30
How Can I Install Word 2007 In Ubuntu 8.04?


OpenOffice sucks, so I want to install Word and Excel 2007 in ubuntu 8.04. 2 questions:

1) Is it possible to ONLY install the .exe files? All I need are just the apps, not the entire Office suite. If so, how?

2) Wil this take up alot of space on my hard drive?

3) Will I be able to print from it in ubuntu?

.

Last edited by taurusx5; 10-13-2008 at 02:49 PM.
 
Old 10-13-2008, 02:22 PM   #2
Quakeboy02
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Distribution: Debian Linux 9 (stretch)
Posts: 3,361

Rep: Reputation: 127Reputation: 127
Why not just install Windows and be done with it?
 
Old 10-13-2008, 03:24 PM   #3
jb_get
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2008
Location: America
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: 16
Well if you wanted you could intall vmware and use word like that.

Last edited by jb_get; 10-23-2008 at 03:20 AM.
 
Old 10-13-2008, 03:47 PM   #4
i92guboj
Gentoo support team
 
Registered: May 2008
Location: Lucena, Córdoba (Spain)
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 4,083

Rep: Reputation: 404Reputation: 404Reputation: 404Reputation: 404Reputation: 404
Quote:
Originally Posted by taurusx5 View Post
OpenOffice sucks, so I want to install Word and Excel 2007 in ubuntu 8.04. 2 questions:

1) Is it possible to ONLY install the .exe files?
No. Of course it's not. Just the exe files will not work. They wouldn't work alone in windows either. You need to install the office suite just like you would install it on windows, but using wine. From the installation program you can probably turn on/off some options I guess.

According to this page on the wine app database, ms office 2007 will work, at least word and excel should. I haven't tried personally though:

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...rsion&iId=4992

Quote:
2) Wil this take up alot of space on my hard drive?
Exactly the same that it would take on windows (the only difference might be due to the minor differences on how different file systems handle the things.

Quote:
3) Will I be able to print from it in ubuntu?
No idea. Probably yes, at least, wine does support cups for printing. Whether that support will work or not with office 2007 is an entirely different thing (all of this, provided that cups do support your printer in one way or another, of course).

Last edited by i92guboj; 10-13-2008 at 03:50 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Benchmarking Microsoft Word 95 through Word 2007 LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 07-24-2008 01:00 AM
LXer: Word 2003 Excel 2003 PowerPoint 2007 Viewers with Wine LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 09-05-2007 11:00 AM
LXer: Word 2007 documents rejected by leading science journals LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 06-04-2007 04:16 PM
LXer: Is the word Ubuntu in "Ubuntu Linux" over-hyped ? Decide for yourselves. LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-16-2006 03:03 PM
LXer: Word 2007 and Open Office LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 07-13-2006 10:21 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:48 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration