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How To Install Microsoft Office 2010 In Ubuntu With Wine


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 01:29 AM

How To Install Microsoft Office 2010 In Ubuntu With Wine

 

You will need a Microsoft Office 2010 Disk And a Microsoft Office 2010 Genuine key.
 
Open terminal Ctrl – Alt – TAnd run these commands.

 

This will install the ppa.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

You will need to enter your root password.

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Now we need to install Wine.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine1.7

You can edit the version.

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After installing wine we need to configure it.

winecfg

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Select the Libraries tab, then scroll down and select ‘Riched20’ library from the list and add it. When done, click ‘OK’

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Run the commands below to configure windows environment for 32-bit version of Office.

export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/wine32

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Run the commands below to enable for settings for Wine

export WINEARCH=win32

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Insert your Office CD or DVD into your computer and right-click on Setup.exe and open with Wine.

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With the installer opens, click ‘Install Now’ to begin the installation. Follow the prompts.

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When you’re done, restart your computer and open Ubuntu Dash. Search for Microsoft Office to use the suite.

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PS.

You will need to hit enter after typing those commands. Sorry.


Edited by NickAu, 09 May 2015 - 04:06 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 04:36 PM

I don't think you need to add the ppa. I think ppas are only available for ubuntu and derivatives.


A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 09:28 PM


 

I think ppas are only available for ubuntu and derivatives.

The title of the tutorial is How To Install Microsoft Office 2010 In Ubuntu With Wine. Not  Open Suse or RedHat Puppy  etc.

 

 

 

I don't think you need to add the ppa

 

This is the way I do things when I install stuff, And it works. If people want to do it their way, That's fine too, Just don't come here complaining if it don't work.


Edited by NickAu1, 01 July 2014 - 10:23 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:10 AM

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:47 PM

Looks good to me, Nick! :thumbup2:

 

If and when I decide to port over my MS Office 2010/2007 installs to Linux Mint, at least now I know how. Just may try a Office 2007 package and see how it goes. Though to be honest, I'm a bit leery of WINE, but hey, that's what security software is for, isn't it? 

 

Though I don't know how ESET NOD32 for Linux would respond to WINE, would it wipe it out, or leave it alone? I could configure the client not to scan that drive (or folder), but then I'd leave myself with a security hole. 

 

So that brings my question on this. Is it good, being that this is an emulated Windows environment, to have some form of Windows security installed in the WINE folder, to cover all of it's software. My thinking is that it would be good to do, as Linux security solutions are well known to knock a Windows install in the dirt, and have learned that via the School of Hard Knocks, not something that was read on the Internet. Scanned & partially cleaned Windows 7 with ClamTK, the outcome was an unbootable partition. 

 

While I'll agree that this is very doable (the Office install), it doesn't come risk free, and only those who really needs MS Office should do this. Ubuntu & it's derivatives ships with a more than adequate for most users in LibreOffice. Only those whom needs a couple of features needs to bother, or those who has employment or educational needs that mandates MS Office.

 

LibreOffice has handled my sparse Office needs while in Linux Mint quite well.

 

Though I don't want to take away from Nick's tutorial by the above, my main concern is security. It would mean for those who uses the Outlook package for email, to be on the lookout for attachments that may be loaded with malware, as it could infect the whole WINE folder if one were opened.

 

+1 on the tutorial.  :thumbsup2:

 

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:24 PM

 

Though I don't know how ESET NOD32 for Linux would respond to WINE

I have no idea Cat.  I guess there would be a way of doing this, How effective it would be?



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:23 AM

The only way I know is to try & see. Or any security for that matter. 

 

Surely some type of security would be needed for those who would depend on WINE for their needs, be it ESET or whatever. I would suspect that it would have to be a type to scan for Windows based threats, if the Outlook email client is being used, and any other software that Linux virus scanners would flag it all. 

 

In the next couple of days, have things to do tomorrow, will have to give this a shot with an older MS Office version. My newer ones, I may want to actually use in the future, so don't want to burn through activations. Will need to go back and familiarize myself a bit on WINE & give it a go. Last time I tried it, seemed to run fast, unlike that of the old. Or maybe it's I now have better computers. 

 

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 11:29 PM

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 12:56 AM

This tutorial is of great value to someone whom is wanting to make the leap to Ubuntu or any OS's based on it, Mint being the most popular one, there are lots of others. 

 

Especially if one needs Microsoft Office 2007 & newer versions for work, school, or uses it because it's all one has used in the last 15+ years. While some workplaces & schools accepts various LibreOffice, others may accept MS Office only. Or one has a more recent MS Office license & doesn't want to waste it. This tutorial will help get one off of Windows for better security & run MS Office, even the latest versions, easily. These days, one is provided a license key only, and has to download & install the software after entering the COA provided. It may be on a paper card if purchased at a retail store, or an emailed one if purchased from the Microsoft Store. 

 

If in doubt with the latest version, try with a Trial & see the outcome. 

 

Either way, this works. Before reinstalling my OS some months back to clean it up, tried with a Office 2010 Standard .exe file & key, it installed perfectly. And everything worked. :thumbup2:

 

Being that Linux is now more popular than when this Topic was created, I agree with Nick above my post, a bump is in order. This is something huge that Linux users & those considering making the leap needs to know, that the reasons not to make the change are fewer. 

 

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:53 AM

Also, keep in mind that you can use LibreOffice, it's usually included with most Distributions. It has most of the features of MS Office and is free as well!



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 01:45 AM

Linux4Ever,  :welcome: to the Linux section of Bleeping Computer Forums! :)

 

I agree with you in full, no more than I have to send anything these days, either LibreOffice does the job, or the 'Reply' tab on the email itself. Actually use Office software maybe 5-6 times a year, at the most, so LIbre more than meets the need. We actually have two groups of Microsoft Office users whom also runs Linux, or Windows for that matter, as LibreOffice installs on these OS's also. 

 

1) The ones who says that they need MS Office, w/out giving a thought about any other alternative, period (the majority). 

2) The few who actually needs MS Office over a couple of features (the needle in the haystack). 

3) Peer pressure & propaganda by Microsoft & Apple (or those acting on their behalf) prevents consumers from running LInux or LibreOffice. 

 

With that said, and I know this to be fact (as in I know the folks), there are Windows users (non-business ones) who won't budge on MS Office, saying 'there's no other alternative', 'anything that's Free isn't worth having', among other comments I cannot quote here, due to the nature of what was stated. This is the group this Tutorial is targeted towards. 

 

The 2nd fact is, that these are the same ones who refuses to run Linux period, though one relative ran it on my desktop for over an hour while at the same time calling LInux 'garbage', even though it was running like a race horse & she had commented several times that my PC was very fast. When she got through, signed out & left the browser open. I asked her to take a peek at something. Minimized Google Chrome, and there was that 'garbage' she refused to run. She asked 'What is that?'. I told her, Linux Mint, part of that garbage she said she'd never run & her jaw dropped. 

 

Though she's never asked me to install Linux for her, at least that put her in her place, in fact, asked me to install it on a friend's notebook, where she had lost her Windows 7 DVD. Though I have an AIO one, that has all 5 editions, in addition to Retail, Upgrade, OEM & Refurbished PC's (it's not a top level secret as to how to make one), I played stupid & installed Linux Mint MATE x64 on it & she's been thrilled. Loves the no cost LibreOffice, and now the relative who called it all garbage has to hear it from her friend, who in fact does use LibreOffice heavily & loves not having to 'upgrade' to a newer MS Office nearly every other year. There's the Microsoft Fonts package that can be installed, if needed. 

 

Since there's been a new WINE release after this Tutorial was created, MS Office should run good within it. 

 

Just be sure to run some security, if nothing else, learn to use the Linux ones inbuilt, or can be added to the distro. Every day that MS Office is ran, be sure not to forget to run it afterwards. :)

 

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 08:54 AM

Great explanation.  One question...how would one go about getting and installing office updates???



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 03:44 PM

 

Great explanation.  One question...how would one go about getting and installing office updates???

Never tried that,



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:21 AM

 

 

Great explanation.  One question...how would one go about getting and installing office updates???

Never tried that,

 

 

Me either, first off, am not going to create a security gap by installing WINE, which is needed for the MS Office install. I've never heard anyone saying anything regarding updates, something that may be needed to be researched & addressed. After all, we don't want anything unpatched on our installs, and there's been SP2 released for MS Office 2010, plus a boatload of other updates. 

 

Maybe someone will come forward with the answer to this question that's a critical one, first the creation of a security leak with WINE, secondly, if the Office install won't update, that spells trouble. 

 

tmoca, I forgot my manners, sorry that I didn't notice it was your first post. 

 

:welcome: to the Linux Community of Bleeping Computer Forums! :)

 

We're happy to have you here & very much look forward to your participation here. Should you have an issue that needs an answer, feel free to create a Topic & we'll do our best to assist. There's no such thing as 'dumb' questions here, so make yourself at home. :)

 

EDIT: Here's a tip that hay help, the 2nd answer to the question may be what's needed (Play on Linux).

 

https://askubuntu.com/questions/610773/office-2010-on-14-04-under-wine

 

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:53 AM

I should mention I am VERY new to Linux.  This was my first real install.  After testing many, I went with Xubuntu.  I am trying to make the switch, but am having an really hard time letting go of Outlook, OneNote & MS Money specifically. Money and Outlook being the hardest to let go.  I manage my business through there.

 

I have done a lot of reading on Wine and issues with security, and since security with Wine seems to be an issue, the first thing that came to my mind was updates for Office. As a trial, (after creating a disk image), I installed Wine and Office 2010.  It went smooth.  I then tried to update Office through Word and it did not work.  I then tried downloading an Office service pack and installing with Wine, that didn't work either.  So maybe someone with more expertise can shed some light.

Also as a side note, Money was a mess...needed IE6 installed and still didn't function properly.

 

Long story short, because of the security issues with Wine and on top of that not currently being able to update Office (which is a security issue in and of itself), I rolled back using my image and currently just have my Xubuntu laptop as a secondary laptop...With it I will try Thunderbird and GnuCash as other options while keeping my other laptop running Windows and slowly weening myself off MS.  :) 

 

 

Cat:  Thanks for the welcome!  Any advice you can give to a noob would be appreciated :)






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