Microsoft Word 2003

Category: Main > Productivity > Word Processing > Microsoft Word > 2003

NameMicrosoft Word
License Retail
Votes 4
Wine Version1.7.12
Maintainers of this version:
Word processing component of Office 2003.
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
All basic functions: creating, editing, saving, printing files. Inserting break, page numbers, date & time, field, symbol, comment, picture from file, drawing, autoshapes, text box, diagram,  Equation Editor. Tables. Spelling and grammar, thesaurus (with override for riched20). Macros. Offline help.

What does not
Clip organizer

What was not tested
Installer (tested an existing install)

Additional Comments

Office Pro 2003
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentopenSUSE 12.3 x86_64Feb 12 20141.7.12 N/A Yes Silver Rosanne 
ShowArch LinuxFeb 24 20131.5.24 Yes Yes Silver Allen 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Sep 25 20111.3.29 N/A Yes Silver Rosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1May 28 20101.2-rc2 Yes Yes Silver Rosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1Jan 09 20101.1.36 Yes Yes Silver Rosanne 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7156 Multiple apps need wingdings.ttf NEW View
12209 Microsoft FileFormatConverter.exe does not work NEW View
14127 Microsoft Office 2003 - mouse scroll and combo boxes behavior NEW View
14966 Cannot insert clip art in MS Word/Publisher in Office XP/2003 NEW View
15241 Microsoft Office 2007: Cannot updated IME dictionary NEW View
17450 No icons for printers in PowerPoint & Word 2003 dialog NEW View
24289 Office Word 2007 : Drag from native apps, drop to word doesn't work NEW View
25460 Word/Excel 2003: File->Properties dialog TAB key inserts extra tab symbol instead of just skipping to next text box NEW View
28993 Wrong equation rendering in MS Word 2007 NEW View
29255 Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF NEW View
33756 Word 2003: Formula symbols get outside formula frame UNCONFIRMED View


(Updated 2011-08-31)

Thesaurus: To get the thesaurus to work, set riched20.dll to (native) in winecfg, Note that you do not have to copy the dll from a Windows partition or use winetricks to install it. Office 2003 installs its own version of richedit in a private directory, but Wine will not use it unless you set the override. Do not set the override globally unless Office is installed in a separate wineprefix.

Bullets: All but two of the default bullets are from the Wingdings font.  If you want them to look the same as on Windows, install that font. 

gdiplus: starting with ­1.1.38, set to native, builtin. This override is not needed for earlier versions, 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 Office is installed in a separate wineprefix.  If using native gdiplus causes Word 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.

Known Regressions

(updated 2014-02-12)

1.5.15--1.5.25: equation editor does not work

1.1.35: files cannot be saved. Fixed in 1.1.36


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