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All basic functions: Creating, editing, formatting, printing, and
saving presentations. Copying and pasting text and objects. Spellcheck and
thesaurus. Inserting pictures from a file, autoshapes, wordart,
diagrams, tables, organization charts. Design templates, color schemes,
and animation schemes. Creating slide shows, including custom
animation. Macros. Offline help.
What does not
Clipart organizer. Inserting charts, pictures from a scanner or camera, sound, movies. Online help. Rendering of graphics is slower than normal in edit mode (bug 20882), but not so slow as to be a problem. Graphics render normally in slideshow view.
What was not tested
Online collaboration, shared workspace, compare and merge presentations, save as web page, send to email.
Set riched20 to native, builtin to use the riched20 installed by Office 2003 itself (no need to copy the dll, just set the override in winecfg).
Set riched20 to native after installing (needed for thesaurus). There is no need to copy the dll or use winetricks; Office 2003 installs its own riched20.dll, but the override must be set in winecfg for Wine to use it.
Do not set the override globally unless you have Office installed in a separate wineprefix.
All but two of the default bullet characters are from Wingdings. If you want them to look the same as on Windows, install that font.
Set gdiplus to native, builtin for inserted graphics to display and print properly. There is no need to install gdiplus, as Office 2003 installs its own version. This
override is not needed for earlier versions of Wine, as prior to 1.1.38 the
default behavior was to favor gdiplus that was installed by the app
itself. Do not set the override globally unless you have Office installed in a separate wineprefix.
If using native gdiplus causes Powerpoint to crash, the most likely
cause is nonconformant ttf fonts installed on your system. (Ubuntu in
particular is known to be afflicted.) Run winetricks fontfix to fix this.
For mp3 sound to play out of the box, you must have 32 bit libmpg123
installed on your system and Wine must have been compiled with mp3
support. Not all distro packages provide this.
workaround for lack of winemp3.acm is to use
the codec installed by WMP9, l3codeca.acm. Copy l3codeca.acm to the
wineprefix's /windows/system32 directory (or use winetricks to install
WMP9), then create a symlink to it named winemp3.acm in
the same directory.
To insert and play movies (wmv, avi, mpg), you must have the
necessary 32 bit gstreamer-plugins installed on your system. The
specific gstreamer-plugins you will need will depend on what codecs your
videos are encoded with ("good," "bad," and "ugly" are likely
candidates); check the console output for messages about missing
gstreamer plugins if audio and/or video playback fails. If you are on a
64 bit system, make sure that you have the 32 bit versions of the
plugins installed. (Note that older versions of Wine required the
installation of codec packs into the wineprefix for video to work in
Powerpoint; this is no longer necessary.)
In current Wine, wmv and mpg files can be inserted and played in
Powerpoint without any tweaks, but inserting and playing avi files
requires the installation of Windows Media Player (9 or 10) to the