Microsoft Office (installer only)

Office 365 ProPlus ( 2016 )

Application Details:

Version: 365 ProPlus (2016)
License: Subscription
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.7

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

- Word

- Excel

- PowerPoint

What does not

- Could not activate

- Outlook when adding an Office email account it crashes. Also when adding IMAP account it crashes on starting Outlook

- Skype 


Copy missing DLLs (AppvIsvSubsystems32 & C2R32)

cp -iv "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/ClickToRun/AppvIsvSubsystems32.dll" "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Office16/AppvIsvSubsystems32.dll"
cp -iv "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/ClickToRun/C2R32.dll" "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Office16/C2R32.dll"

Edit registry


What was not tested

- OneNote

- Access

- Onedrive

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Installation Instructions:

1. Create a 32bit Wine Prefix

export WINEPREFIX=~/.msoffice
wineboot -i

2. Change the Wine Windows version to Windows 7

winetricks winecfg

3. Install fonts

winetricks corefonts

4. Install DLLs/components

winetricks msxml6 riched20

5. Ensure the Wine Windows version is still Windows 7

winetricks winecfg

6. Install Office 365 Pro Plus 32-bit

wine ~/Downloads/Setup.X86.en-us_O365ProPlusRetail_********-****-****-****-************_TX_PR_b_32_.exe

7. Once complete, you will see a taskbar notification indicating the setup is complete, but it installer will not automatically exit. You can close the installer at this point.

8. Copy missing DLLs (AppvIsvSubsystems32 & C2R32)

cp -iv "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/ClickToRun/AppvIsvSubsystems32.dll" "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Office16/AppvIsvSubsystems32.dll"
cp -iv "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/ClickToRun/C2R32.dll" "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Office16/C2R32.dll"

9. Edit registry


selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 28 20194.7Yes Yes YesSilverStijn Smits 
ShowAntergos x86_64Apr 04 20183.5Yes Yes YesSilverCraig Gomez 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Feb 27 20183.0Yes Yes NoSilverJoao Carreira 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 21 20183.0Yes Yes YesGoldGP 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 15 20172.14Yes Yes YesSilverGP 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 21 20172.12Yes Yes YesBronzeValdas 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
14980 Wine does not automatically use the riched20 installed by Office 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016 REOPENED View
43581 Microsoft Office 365 edition of Office 2013 installer fails with 'cache_entry_from_xsd_doc failed to parse doc' (non-standard '\u####' sequence) NEW View
44948 Multiple apps (Spine (Mod starter for Gothic), MS Office 365 installer) need CreateSymbolicLinkW implementation STAGED View

Show all bugs


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

by Luuk van Baal on Sunday May 12th 2019, 19:07
Rerunning the installer and letting it finish a second time (it checks the already downloaded data, doesn't re-download) activated the software for me with the personal installer from Still unable to login though which would be nice for cloud sharing purposes.
to Office 365
by Tiago Martins on Monday March 18th 2019, 10:15
Has anyone successfully identified why Sign-in to Office 365 doesn't work? I installed from an installer that I had previous-ly downloaded and it worked fine but it didn't pre-activate. Do I need to scrap everything and download a new installer and install again or is there any workaround to sign-in to my office 365 account?
Wont install
by Max H on Wednesday February 20th 2019, 11:29
Installing used to run for a while before crashing but now it just crashes. Here is error log:

Unhandled exception: unimplemented function ole32.dll.CoEnableCallCancellation called in 32-bit code (0x7bc79461).
Register dump:
CS:0023 SS:002b DS:002b ES:002b FS:0063 GS:006b
EIP:7bc79461 ESP:021fda98 EBP:021fdb0c EFLAGS:00000212( - -- I -A- - )
EAX:009212c4 EBX:7bd23000 ECX:00000014 EDX:00a70000
ESI:021fdab0 EDI:00a7e018
Stack dump:
0x021fda98: 009e0000 00000002 00a7a098 021fdb6c
0x021fdaa8: 009e0014 14f88200 80000100 00000001
0x021fdab8: 00000000 7bc79461 00000002 0091eda0
0x021fdac8: 009212c4 7e051de0 00a7e0c0 7bc755ae
0x021fdad8: 021fdaf8 7e051de0 009e0000 00000000
0x021fdae8: 00000014 00a70000 009e0000 00a6cdf8
=>0 0x7bc79461 call_dll_entry_point+0x941() in ntdll (0x021fdb0c)
1 0x0034000f (0x021fdb34)
2 0x006b9147 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021fdbec)
3 0x006bd5ce EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021fdda0)
4 0x006bd27b EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021fdf6c)
5 0x006bd232 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021fdfc4)
6 0x006bc0f7 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021fe154)
7 0x006bda7e EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021fe31c)
8 0x006bdc03 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021fe4e4)
9 0x006bda1c EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021fe534)
10 0x006bd7f2 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021fe5b8)
11 0x006c3c23 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021fe754)
12 0x006d1dde EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021fe9a4)
13 0x00664811 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021feb7c)
14 0x006647a8 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021feba4)
15 0x006646d1 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021fec24)
16 0x0069a9ad EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021fee0c)
17 0x0066a205 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021fef2c)
18 0x0066a2ec EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021ff0f4)
19 0x00669cb3 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021ff5c8)
20 0x005d0bfe EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021ff9e4)
21 0x005e214a EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021ffe88)
22 0x005e3d5c EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021ffeb8)
23 0x005e1d09 EntryPoint+0xffffffff() in officeclicktorun (0x021ffedc)
24 0x7bcadd14 call_thread_func_wrapper+0xb() in ntdll (0x021ffeec)
25 0x7bcb16e1 RtlCaptureStackBackTrace+0x2a0() in ntdll (0x021fffdc)
26 0x7bcadd06 call_thread_exit_func+0x31() in ntdll (0x021fffec)
0x7bc79461 call_dll_entry_point+0x941 in ntdll: addl $12,%esp
Module Address Debug info Name (157 modules)
PE 400000- 9dc000 Export officeclicktorun
PE 10000000-1002b000 Deferred apiclient
PE 58800000-58946000 Deferred msxml6
ELF 7b400000-7b807000 Deferred kernel32
\-PE 7b420000-7b807000 \ kernel32
ELF 7bc00000-7bd41000 Dwarf ntdll
\-PE 7bc40000-7bd41000 \ ntdll
ELF 7c000000-7c005000 Deferred
ELF 7d53b000-7d551000 Deferred api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-1
\-PE 7d540000-7d551000 \ api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-1
ELF 7d551000-7d567000 Deferred api-ms-win-core-fibers-l1-1-1
\-PE 7d560000-7d567000 \ api-ms-win-core-fibers-l1-1-1
ELF 7d567000-7d57d000 Deferred api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0
\-PE 7d570000-7d57d000 \ api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0
ELF 7d67d000-7d6f7000 Deferred
ELF 7d6f7000-7d736000 Deferred
ELF 7d75d000-7d790000 Deferred
ELF 7d790000-7d7a7000 Deferred
ELF 7d7a7000-7d92c000 Deferred
ELF 7d92c000-7d94c000 Deferred
ELF 7d94c000-7daa3000 Deferred
ELF 7daa3000-7dc8c000 Deferred
ELF 7dc92000-7dcb2000 Deferred concrt140
\-PE 7dca0000-7dcb2000 \ concrt140
ELF 7dcb2000-7dcd7000 Deferred imm32
\-PE 7dcc0000-7dcd7000 \ imm32
ELF 7dcd7000-7dced000 Deferred rstrtmgr
\-PE 7dce0000-7dced000 \ rstrtmgr
ELF 7dced000-7dd03000 Deferred api-ms-win-crt-filesystem-l1-1-0
\-PE 7dcf0000-7dd03000 \ api-ms-win-crt-filesystem-l1-1-0
ELF 7dd03000-7dd19000 Deferred api-ms-win-crt-utility-l1-1-0
\-PE 7dd10000-7dd19000 \ api-ms-win-crt-utility-l1-1-0
ELF 7dd19000-7dd33000 Deferred api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0
\-PE 7dd20000-7dd33000 \ api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0
ELF 7dd33000-7dd49000 Deferred api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0
\-PE 7dd40000-7dd49000 \ api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0
ELF 7dd49000-7dd5f000 Deferred api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0
\-PE 7dd50000-7dd5f000 \ api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0
ELF 7dd5f000-7dd76000 Deferred api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0
\-PE 7dd70000-7dd76000 \ api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0
ELF 7dd76000-7dd8d000 Deferred api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0
\-PE 7dd80000-7dd8d000 \ api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0
ELF 7dd8d000-7dda4000 Deferred api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0
\-PE 7dd90000-7dda4000 \ api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0
ELF 7dda4000-7ddbb000 Deferred api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0
\-PE 7ddb0000-7ddbb000 \ api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0
ELF 7ddbb000-7ddd1000 Deferred api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0
\-PE 7ddc0000-7ddd1000 \ api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0
ELF 7ddd1000-7dec2000 Deferred msvcr120
\-PE 7ddf0000-7dec2000 \ msvcr120
ELF 7dec2000-7dff1000 Deferred msvcp140
\-PE 7df00000-7dff1000 \ msvcp140
ELF 7dff1000-7e0f1000 Deferred ucrtbase
\-PE 7e010000-7e0f1000 \ ucrtbase
ELF 7e0f1000-7e108000 Deferred vcruntime140
\-PE 7e100000-7e108000 \ vcruntime140
ELF 7e108000-7e17a000 Deferred setupapi
\-PE 7e110000-7e17a000 \ setupapi
ELF 7e17a000-7e193000 Deferred wtsapi32
\-PE 7e180000-7e193000 \ wtsapi32
ELF 7e193000-7e268000 Deferred crypt32
\-PE 7e1a0000-7e268000 \ crypt32
ELF 7e268000-7e29e000 Deferred wintrust
\-PE 7e270000-7e29e000 \ wintrust
ELF 7e29e000-7e2b8000 Deferred
ELF 7e2bd000-7e2de000 Deferred bcrypt
\-PE 7e2c0000-7e2de000 \ bcrypt
ELF 7e2de000-7e2ff000 Deferred cabinet
\-PE 7e2e0000-7e2ff000 \ cabinet
ELF 7e2ff000-7e338000 Deferred ws2_32
\-PE 7e310000-7e338000 \ ws2_32
ELF 7e338000-7e463000 Deferred oleaut32
\-PE 7e350000-7e463000 \ oleaut32
ELF 7e463000-7e4eb000 Deferred rpcrt4
\-PE 7e470000-7e4eb000 \ rpcrt4
ELF 7e4eb000-7e6fa000 Deferred user32
\-PE 7e500000-7e6fa000 \ user32
ELF 7e6fa000-7e85b000 Deferred ole32
\-PE 7e710000-7e85b000 \ ole32
ELF 7e85b000-7e875000 Deferred
ELF 7e875000-7e8a2000 Deferred iphlpapi
\-PE 7e880000-7e8a2000 \ iphlpapi
ELF 7e8a2000-7e9d5000 Deferred gdi32
\-PE 7e8b0000-7e9d5000 \ gdi32
ELF 7e9d5000-7ea52000 Deferred advapi32
\-PE 7e9e0000-7ea52000 \ advapi32
ELF 7ea52000-7ea67000 Deferred
ELF 7ea72000-7ea8d000 Deferred version
\-PE 7ea80000-7ea8d000 \ version
ELF 7ef07000-7efda000 Deferred
ELF 7efe1000-7efea000 Deferred
ELF 7efea000-7f000000 Deferred wow64cpu
\-PE 7eff0000-7f000000 \ wow64cpu
ELF f6002000-f6020000 Deferred
ELF f6020000-f6079000 Deferred
ELF f6079000-f6105000 Deferred
ELF f6105000-f6134000 Deferred
ELF f6134000-f63f0000 Deferred
ELF f63f0000-f640f000 Deferred
ELF f640f000-f6500000 Deferred
ELF f6608000-f660e000 Deferred
ELF f6634000-f664f000 Deferred kerberos
\-PE f6640000-f664f000 \ kerberos
ELF f664f000-f6681000 Deferred netapi32
\-PE f6660000-f6681000 \ netapi32
ELF f6681000-f66b7000 Deferred secur32
\-PE f6690000-f66b7000 \ secur32
ELF f66b7000-f66de000 Deferred xmllite
\-PE f66c0000-f66de000 \ xmllite
ELF f6804000-f6816000 Deferred
ELF f6830000-f686b000 Deferred uxtheme
\-PE f6840000-f686b000 \ uxtheme
ELF f686b000-f6896000 Deferred mpr
\-PE f6870000-f6896000 \ mpr
ELF f6896000-f6916000 Deferred wininet
\-PE f68a0000-f6916000 \ wininet
ELF f6916000-f695e000 Deferred usp10
\-PE f6920000-f695e000 \ usp10
ELF f695e000-f6a9d000 Deferred comctl32
\-PE f6970000-f6a9d000 \ comctl32
ELF f6a9d000-f6ac3000 Deferred shcore
\-PE f6aa0000-f6ac3000 \ shcore
ELF f6ac3000-f6b35000 Deferred shlwapi
\-PE f6ad0000-f6b35000 \ shlwapi
ELF f6b35000-f7520000 Deferred shell32
\-PE f6b50000-f7520000 \ shell32
ELF f7520000-f75c4000 Deferred urlmon
\-PE f7530000-f75c4000 \ urlmon
ELF f75c4000-f76fe000 Deferred msi
\-PE f75d0000-f76fe000 \ msi
ELF f76fe000-f7706000 Deferred
ELF f7706000-f7713000 Deferred
ELF f7715000-f771a000 Deferred
ELF f771a000-f7737000 Deferred aclui
\-PE f7720000-f7737000 \ aclui
ELF f77b0000-f77ba000 Deferred
ELF f77ba000-f77f5000 Deferred
ELF f77f5000-f7842000 Deferred
ELF f7842000-f7880000 Deferred
ELF f7880000-f7893000 Deferred
ELF f7893000-f7958000 Deferred
ELF f7958000-f796d000 Deferred
ELF f796d000-f7972000 Deferred
ELF f7972000-f7981000 Deferred
ELF f7981000-f798f000 Deferred
ELF f798f000-f7997000 Deferred
ELF f7997000-f799c000 Deferred
ELF f799c000-f79a2000 Deferred
ELF f79a2000-f79d1000 Deferred
ELF f79d1000-f7b28000 Deferred
ELF f7b28000-f7b3e000 Deferred
ELF f7b3e000-f7bd2000 Deferred winex11
\-PE f7b50000-f7bd2000 \ winex11
ELF f7bd4000-f7bda000 Deferred
ELF f7bda000-f7d84000 Deferred
ELF f7d84000-f7da6000 Deferred
ELF f7fa4000-f7fcf000 Deferred
process tid prio (all id:s are in hex)
00000008 Setup.Def.en-us_O365ProPlusRetail_01288478-dfc6-473d-8da0-da5360780c8c_TX_PR_Platform_def_b_64_.exe
00000058 0
00000056 0
00000055 0
00000054 0
00000053 0
00000052 0
00000050 0
00000009 0
0000000e services.exe
00000045 0
0000003c 0
00000030 0
0000002b 0
00000024 0
0000001c 0
00000012 0
0000000f 0
00000010 explorer.exe
[C:\windows\system32\explorer.exe /desktop]
00000017 0
00000016 0
00000015 0
00000011 0
00000013 OfficeClickToRun.exe
["C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun\OfficeClickToRun.exe" /service]
0000003d 0
0000003b 0
00000039 0
00000027 0
00000023 0
00000020 0
0000001f 0
0000001b 0
0000001a 0
00000019 0
00000018 0
00000014 0
00000021 winedevice.exe
00000028 0
00000026 0
00000025 0
00000022 0
00000029 plugplay.exe
0000002d 0
0000002c 0
0000002a 0
0000002e svchost.exe
[C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs]
0000004f 0
0000004e 0
00000033 0
00000032 0
00000031 0
0000002f 0
00000034 winedevice.exe
00000042 0
00000041 0
0000003f 0
00000035 0
00000043 rpcss.exe
00000049 0
00000048 0
00000047 0
00000046 0
00000044 0
00000061 (D) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun\OfficeClickToRun.exe
[OfficeClickToRun.exe deliverymechanism=7ffbc6bf-bc32-4f92-8982-f9dd17fd3114 productreleaseid=O365ProPlusRetail platform=x86 o365proplusretail=01288478-dfc6-473d-8da0-da5360780c8c tx=PR culture=en-us lcid=1033 b=64 prereleasebuild=4419 defaultplatform=False forcecentcheck= storeid= productstoadd=O365ProPlusRetail.16_en-us_x-none scenario=CLIENTUPDATE O365ProPlusRetail.excludedapps=groove updatesenabled=True version=16.0.10730.20280 mediatype=CDN flt.useexptransportinplacepl=unknown flt.useoutlookshareaddon=unknown flt.useofficehelperaddon=unknown flt.useteamsaddon=unknown]
0000006b 0
Only Word crashes: Manjaro 4.19 Wine 4.0rc6
by Emin Yagmahan on Friday February 8th 2019, 17:14
Manjaro 4.19 Wine 4.0rc6:

Excel and PowerPoint work wonderfully. Only Word crashes on startup. Unfortunately I can't find a solution.

Important: Copy missing DDLs into the path Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Client.

I wonder why all applications start, but no Word? Is there a workaround?
RE: Only Word crashes: Manjaro 4.19 Wine 4.0rc6
by Penim on Monday February 18th 2019, 12:37
Same thing here mate, did you find any fix? Do newer wine versions have the fix?
RE: Only Word crashes: Manjaro 4.19 Wine 4.0rc6
by Emin Yagmahan on Wednesday March 6th 2019, 3:07
Today I was very surprised when I accidentally opened a docx document and Word did not crash this time. If you start Word directly without starting an application, the program crashes. But if you select a docx file with "Open with..." then Word works.
page fault
by Henrique Ferrolho on Wednesday January 23rd 2019, 15:40
Ubuntu 18.10, Wine 4.0

Following this guide allows installation without any problem. However, when launching any of the programs, I cannot even see the loading box /splash screen.

The error is:
`wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x6809f914 at address 0x7bc40e49 (thread 0009), starting debugger...
0009:err:seh:raise_exception Unhandled exception code c0000005 flags 0 addr 0x7bc40e49`
Installer Works Consistently - Programs Crash on Start
by Tommy Vandermolen on Thursday December 13th 2018, 19:16
I can get the installer to run consistently on multiple versions of Wine. When I start any of the installed programs though, the loading box displays then crashes.

For future reference, here's what makes the installer work for me.

- Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 beta
- Kernel 4.15.0-42-generic
- Intel i3-4030U 64 bit (using win32 WINEPREFIX though)

Wine Install:
- Tried wine-stable 3.0.4 and wine-devel 4.0-rc1
- The Wine packages included with the distro didn't seem to work, so I followed these instructions to install from WineHQ:

Then, I followed the instructions above, with the following exceptions:
- (Minimum software requirements) - I was able to install winetricks, samba, and smbclient, but most of the others don't seem to be available on apt. The installer worked anyway

- (step #5) - The installer consistently crashed on start, until I switched the 3 packages (gdiplus, msxml6, and riched20) to "native", based on step 9 here...

- I also (apt-get) installed winbind and some mesa packages, based on the previous guide

- On top of that, I ran winetricks ie6 windowscodecs, based on...

- With wine 3.0.4: install succeeds, but all the installed programs crash quickly on start
- With wine 4.0-rc1: install succeeds, and starting a program displays the Office loading popup before crashing. With all of them, this line shows up in the trace...
"=>0 0x7b43e03c GetFirmwareEnvironmentVariableW+0x13c() in kernel32 (0x0033b768)"

Well, that's what I've got. Let me know if you get any further.
Not Working // Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS // Wine 3.0.4
by Leonardo Totaro on Tuesday December 11th 2018, 12:55
Installation crashes. Followed every step until step 3 where the setup*.exe crashes

by CodeExecution on Friday November 16th 2018, 2:15
I installed Office 365 successfully on Ubuntu 18.10, but when I tried to run it, I got this:

wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x83d0b4a4 at address 0x7bc3fc79 (thread 0009), starting debugger...
0009:err:seh:raise_exception Unhandled exception code c0000005 flags 0 addr 0x7bc3fc79

I am using Wine 3.0.3.
RE: Errors
by CodeExecution on Sunday November 18th 2018, 3:10
Why hasn't anyone replied yet?

I tried upgrading to wine-devel and reinstalling Office, but now it hangs at a random percentage during installation.
RE: Errors
by CodeExecution on Thursday November 22nd 2018, 11:08
Someone please reply!
dll copy for newer revisions
by Johan on Saturday September 1st 2018, 16:03
Had to copy two dlls to Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Client instead of Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Office16/ to solve a imidiate crash, it locks

cp -iv "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/ClickToRun/AppvIsvSubsystems32.dll" "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Client/AppvIsvSubsystems32.dll"
cp -iv "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/ClickToRun/C2R32.dll" "${WINEPREFIX:-~/.wine}/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Client/C2R32.dll"
Locks later on while starting word, powerpoint, etc.
Right Click Crashing + Popup Views
by Nicholai Mitchko on Wednesday July 25th 2018, 10:14
Has anyone mitigated the issue with right click crashes when the spell-check is initiated?

Also, I am running into an issue where popovers (such as selecting fonts and colors) fail to display.

I am using all three workarounds described in the post:

Additional install step
by Jules Bertholet on Sunday June 24th 2018, 14:10
To get Office to not show a black screen, I also had to install "Visual C++ redistributable for Visual Studio 2015" by running "winetricks vcrun2015".
"AppVIsvSubsystems32.dll" failed to initialize, aborting
by Marcel Robitaille on Sunday June 10th 2018, 10:23
I followed the instructions exactly. Every time I try to run a program with `wine .msoffice/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Office/root/Office16/POWERPNT.EXE`, I get errors like the following:
0009:err:module:attach_dlls "AppVIsvSubsystems32.dll" failed to initialize, aborting
0009:err:module:attach_dlls Initializing dlls for L"Z:\\home\\marcel\\.msoffice\\drive_c\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\root\\Office16\\POWERPNT.EXE" failed, status c0000142
Full logs [here](

I am using wine staging 3.9 on arch linux.
by Rosanne on Sunday June 10th 2018, 12:34
by Corey Ducharme on Wednesday July 11th 2018, 14:29
I can confirm. I was having the same issue with wine 3.11. Following the advice in the post to downgrade to wine 3.7 solved the issue.
Couldn't get it to work.
by Otavio David on Tuesday May 29th 2018, 16:53
I've followed the steps closely but when I boot up any office programs they freeze and crash.
here is the crash log:
Working as described on Xubuntu 16.04
by Enrico De Gaudenzi on Sunday May 13th 2018, 13:25
Manged to get it working as described in the guide, using Play On Linux (POL), Xubuntu 16 64bit, Wine 3.7, 32bit prefix.

Installation is a bit tricky but works pretty fine, exactly as described in the guide.

There are anyway a couple of possible fix/caveats to pay attention for:

"6. Ensure the Wine Windows version is still Windows 7"
Actually, pay attention to this at every step. It randomly changes back to Windows XP or Windows 2000, silently blocking you from proceeding with the installation.

"7. Install Office 365 Pro Plus 32-bit"
Ensure that you have removed the installation status from your online office365 account before each new office installations ( > my account > installation status). At the moment, you won't be able to sign-in from the wine installed office, so you won't be able to validate it.

"9. Copy missing DLLs"
Trying to make the sign-in working, office is also asking for elscore.dll (ELSCore.dll version, manually rename to elscore.dll). Well, it won't work anyway, but at least is an error less.

"Registry workarounds for black screen/graphic issues"
The only working for me was the first:

Hope to have been of any help to someone. As soon as something new will be discovered, will report here!
RE: Working as described on Xubuntu 16.04
by Krzysztof Nowicki on Monday June 25th 2018, 5:36
According to my quick investigation sign-in does not work due to missing implementation of Browser Helper Objects (BHO).

These lines appear in the console when I type my e-mail address and click the "Next" button:

0009:fixme:ieframe:WBOleCommandTarget_Exec (0x5b5b9c0)->((null) 29 2 0x33f428 {VT_I4: 1} (nil))
0009:fixme:ieframe:WBOleCommandTarget_Exec (0x5b5b9c0)->((null) 29 2 0x33f428 {VT_I4: 0} (nil))
0009:fixme:ieframe:WBOleCommandTarget_Exec (0x5b5b9c0)->((null) 21 2 (null) (nil))
by poly on Wednesday April 18th 2018, 19:36
Does anyone know if this can work? It says that it doesn't work outright in the test results but I've heard that it can be fixed.
How do you actually start office apps after installing
by Jack on Tuesday April 17th 2018, 23:13
Apart from the obvious changing your wine prefix location, how do you start the applications?

I cannot find shortcuts or the exe's that actually start the applications.

Like Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

RE: How do you actually start office apps after installing
by Jack on Wednesday April 18th 2018, 0:26
Nm, I found the shortcuts in gnome, did not know that was a thing. But I am getting a black screen and unable to use the direct2D workaround because the folder direct2D doesn't exist in the wine regedit folder.
RE: How do you actually start office apps after installing
by Jack on Wednesday April 18th 2018, 0:32
Nm, I figured it out If possible delete these comments

by Samuel on Saturday March 3rd 2018, 6:08
I followed same Ubuntu procedure with workarounds with success!

If you want to activate the product online, you need to install wine-gecko.

When wine-gecko is installed properly, in my case I had to:
* Type the email-address and clicking with mouse instead of pressing Enter (!?)
* Clicking Cancel to have the possibility to type the password (?!)
Directions for resolving "Office needs a newer version of Windows"
by Robby on Thursday March 1st 2018, 0:10
I am getting an error "Office needs a newer version of Windows" I need Windows 7 or newer it states.

I try and convince it that Linux is far superior but unfortunately it pays me no mind.

I was looking for assistance with this but I couldn't find anything? Maybe not looking in the right spot?

Thank you!
My experience with using this installer
by Ean on Tuesday January 23rd 2018, 19:50
I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Intel CPU/GPU
I found that I could only get to 63-66% installed with using these instructions (even after multiple attempts of starting from scratch).

What I found:
I needed winbind installed from apt
I had more success following this Stack Overflow answer for Office 2010 (even though I was installing 2016, this worked fine)

A couple issues I had:
The installer did not close upon completion
(not exactly related to the installer, but using the 2010 instructions could have caused this):
Word crashed the first time I opened it, the second time I opened it office activated (it then asked me to restart office to complete activation), third time, everything was fine
Word has some minor/major graphical issues:
Word's UI is black in some areas, most will show the content of the area when you hover over it (like font selection), and in others the normally blue bar at the top is completely black until some specific set of actions (that I have not determined yet as it seems to be fixing itself randomly).
The font in Word is very not right, sizing of characters is not completely perfect, font face is very non-anti-aliased.

This is my first time working with the winehq, so is this something I should turn into a full test, or is this better to keep as a comment?
RE: My experience with using this installer
by Tristan on Sunday February 11th 2018, 19:13
To fix the graphical issues, please try setting HKCU\Software\Wine\Direct3D\csmt to 0x1. The graphics are fine for me now.