This entry is just for testing the installer of Microsoft Office 2007 (aka Office 12) office suite.
Please see the individual AppDB entries for reports on running specific programs included in Office 2007.
Office 2007 is available in 8 editions and 3 different licenses:
When reporting test results, please follow the Guidelines for Submitting Test Reports below (scroll down to notes section).
For information on the individual Microsoft Office 2007 Programs see the relevant AppDB entry.
Number crunching for the masses...
Design your own relational database.
The largest and most well-known word processing software currently available.
Create slideshows with animation and sound.
WYSIWYG HTML Editor from Microsoft.
Email, Calendar, Contact Manager, and more.
Installer starts, accepts product key, starts to install
What does not
Installer hangs toward end
What was not tested
Custom install, uninstall
This is a regression caused by commit 036f007e241b95498964c53365300a3332a92c5a, which was an attempt to fix bug 44036.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||openSUSE Leap 42.2 x86_64||Dec 22 2017||3.0-rc3||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Rosanne|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 15 2016||1.9.14||Yes||Yes||Silver||Isira Seneviratne|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64||Feb 29 2016||1.8.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 13.1 x86_64||Jan 03 2016||1.9.0||Yes||Yes||Gold||Rosanne|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jan 12 2016||1.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alois Schlögl|
Test reports that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected.
There are many howtos for installing Office 2007 floating about the internet. These howtos are rarely maintained by their authors, and because of the rapid rate of Wine development, even ones that were accurate at the time they were posted quickly become outdated.
In the case of Office 2007, many of these outside howtos call for installing a long list of winetricks that are unnecessary to install in current Wine. Some of these tweaks can, in fact, prevent Office apps from working properly.
The only howto for installing Office 2007 that is supported here is the one on this page.
If you insist on following an outside howto, ask its author for help. If you ask for help on the forum/mailing list after following an outside howto, you will be told to reinstall in a clean wineprefix following the instructions on this page. Save everyone's time by doing that before you post a question.
These instructions assume you are familiar with the basics of using Wine and Linux, including running apps from the command line. If you are new to Wine and/or Linux, before proceeding further please familiarize yourself with the information in the FAQ, particularly the sections on creating a 32 bit wineprefix, running an installer, and using wineprefixes.
These instructions have been tested and verified to work on the English Enterprise, Pro, and Home & Student editions of Office 2007, installing from a cd. Other editions and/or languages may have issues not encountered in these tests.
Use the most recent version of Wine known to work for Office 2007 (see list of known bad versions above). In most cases this will be the latest development release.
Make sure all dependencies of Wine are installed on your system, including winbind.
Install to a clean 32 bit wineprefix (no winetricks or other tweaks, no other
applications installed), and make sure the Windows version in winecfg is
set to XP. Note that while the installer will appear to complete successfully in a 64 bit wineprefix, the installed applications will not be usable due to bug 30785.
If you are going to install any service packs, install them before setting the override below.
The Wine versions below are known to have regressions that affect the Office 2007 installer. Do not try to install in them: