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How do I install office 2010 under Wine in Ubuntu Linux? What is the difference between the installation of office 2007 and office 2010 ?

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

I use PlayOnLinux (free). Its a GUI for install a lot of WINE apps. It works with Office 2007/2010, no joke. Makes me like Ubuntu a whole lot more!

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It uses Wine. Only downloads the neccessary fixes-configs. Well.. it makes things work. – Shiki May 17 '11 at 1:34
Keep in mind, though, that playonlinux doesn't create file associations or menu entries. For me that renders it unacceptable. – Peter V. Mørch May 15 '12 at 5:43

Looking at:

It shows that it's actual un-doable, You will not be able to install office 2010 in Ubuntu, OpenOffice or LibreOffice are the only ones.

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Though they lack Outlook... – mlissner Feb 20 '13 at 23:24

Looking at:

Current Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" x86_64 (+ variants like Kubuntu) - Dec 29 2010 - 1.3.10

Installs: Yes, Runs: Yes, Rating: Bronze

What works: Installation when installer doesn't download files from the internet (office 2010 trial professional, box version)

What does not: Installation when installer download files from the internet (office 2010 trial home & student, home & Business)

What was not tested: Activation online

Additional Comments

I tested Office 2010 Trial Professional, previously I tested Office 2010 trial Home and Student

Office 2010 Home and Student wouldn't install or run for the same bug submitter.

Keep in mind that this report was submitted as such:

This entry is just for testing the installer of Microsoft Office 2010 (aka Office 14) office suite.

Reports on specific programs included in Office 2010 should be submitted to their respective AppDB entries.

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Not possible with wine.

You would need to run Office 2010 on top of crossover. Not free.

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Apparently not really possible in Crossover either: "These sort of applications either do not install and/or run, for any of a number of reasons. We suggest you don't even try to use them on the current version of CrossOver." – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Apr 25 '11 at 17:01
@techie007, hmm you're right. Office 2000 was gold and things seem to have worsened with newer versions. – Alain Pannetier Apr 25 '11 at 17:06
Yeah, I think it has to do with neer Office versions depending way more MSXML and .NET than previously. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Apr 25 '11 at 17:20
@techie007: The link you provided was for Office 2010 which has bronze level support, but Office 2010 SP1 has silver level support. – Peter V. Mørch May 14 '12 at 6:39

The Office 2010 32 bit installer has Platinum status so should install without a hitch although you might find Playonlinux helpful. The test only seems to cover Word, Excel and Powerpoint and there are individual entries for each of the applications. I have managed to do this on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit and it seems fine so far.

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You can install Office 10 and Adobe Photoshop CS 5 through Wine. There is a tutorial that shows how to install Office 10 and other softwares in Wine.

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