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Microsoft Word

Word processing component of Office 2007.

Application Details:

Version: 2007
License: Retail
URL: http://www.microsoft.com/word/
Votes: 18
Rating: Gold
Wine Version: 1.6.2

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Test Results

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What works

  • Edit, load, save and format text
  • Format templates, designs
  • Inserting graphics
  • Page header and footer
  • Tables, textfields, diagram, word- and smart art
  • syllabication, watermarks, change page layout
  • Spell checking
  • Inserting and editing formulas (macro support must be installed)
  • Inserting symbols
  • Graphic captions, table of contents, bibliography

What does not

  • Save as PDF (does not appear in save as dialog)
  • Main menu closes when right column changes a second time
  • Sometimes the context menu opens at wrong position
  • Opening hyperlinks
  • Italics are not removed when switching back to "Normal" format template
  • Browsing help (gecko not found)
  • Sometimes it feels a bit slow


What was not tested

  • Cliparts
  • Macros
  • Mailing
  • Revisions, tracking, changes
  • Protecting document
  • All online features

Additional Comments

A 32 bit WINEPREFIX (WINEARCH=win32) is neccessary to install msxml6 via winetricks.

Set riched20.dll to native.
selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Aug 03 20141.7.22 Yes Yes Silvermx2 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 14 20161.6.2 Yes Yes Goldbananabob 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 30 20141.6.2 Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxJun 19 20141.6.2 Yes Yes GoldH. M. Kruse 
ShowopenSUSE 12.3 x86_64Oct 15 20131.7.4 Yes Yes SilverRosanne 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7156 Multiple apps need wingdings.ttf NEW View
7372 Can't copy and paste between native apps (e.g., Open Office, Firefox, Gimp) and some Wine apps (affects Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Excel) STAGED 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
19534 Office 2007 menu button loses focus NEW View
20171 Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010: vertical ruler has misplaced numbers NEW View
21852 word 2007 loses bold and italic formatting on some fonts when printing to file UNCONFIRMED View
22458 Word 2007 & 2010: Impossible to insert symbol by clicking on its center NEW View
23805 Word / Excel 2007: issues with maximalized/windowed switching on dual monitor UNCONFIRMED View
24289 Office Word 2007 : Drag from native apps, drop to word doesn't work NEW View
24353 MS-Word. export LANG=he_IL.UTF8. Broken word order while writing. NEW View
25239 "Network Places" freezes Word 2007 NEW View
25509 Word 2007 Blog Post feature will not allow blog account registration. NEW View
28993 Wrong equation rendering in MS Word 2007 NEW View
29240 Anti-aliasing not working for all fonts NEW View
29255 Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF NEW View
30587 Office 2007 apps (Word, Powerpoint) cannot be maximized after being unmaximized by window manager NEW View
37383 Office 2007/2010 - Submenus invisible on GNOME 3.14 UNCONFIRMED View
37390 Word 2007: crashes when choosing a font UNCONFIRMED View
37396 MS Word 2007 & 2010: Word can't save as PDF/A(ISO 19005-1) (needs sRGB Color Space Profile.icm) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
(updated 2012-6-10)

Follow the instructions in the entry for Microsoft Office (installer only) for installing. ­

  • Leave the Windows version set to the default of Windows XP. 
  • If using 64 bit Wine, you must create a pure 32 bit wineprefix with WINEARCH=win32.
  • Set riched20 to native (needed for correct display of some dialogs) after installing. There is no need to copy the dll, as Office 2007 installs its own versions, but the overrides must be set in winecfg in order for Wine to use them.  These overrides should not be set globally unless Office is installed in a separate wineprefix.
  • The default bullet characters are from Wingdings. If you want them to look the same as on Windows, install that font.


Window Resizing Issues

Workarounds for bugs 23805 and 30587:

Solution 1: Run in an emulated virtual desktop. This is probably the easiest solution for most users.

Solution 2: Uncheck "Allow the window manager to control the windows" in winecfg. The downside is that Word will no longer show up in the taskbar.

Solution 3: (KDE users only) In System Settings, Window Behavior, do the following:

  1. Select Window Rules
  2. Click "New..." to create a new Window Rules
  3. Enter the description
  4. Window Class: Regular Expression: value *\b(winword.exe|excel.exe|powerpnt.exe)\b.*
  5. Check "Match whole window class"
  6. Check on tab "Size & Position"
  7. Check "Full screen": value Force, No
  8. Check "Ignore Requested Geometry": value Force, Yes
  9. Click Okay
Graphics Driver Bugs
The following are not Wine bugs, but are graphics driver bugs exposed by Wine and known to affect Office 2007:

185.xx.xx nVidia

X will crash when scrolling a document in Word 2007 when using a driver in this series.  Upgrade to 195.xx.xx or later. 

xf86-video-intel 2.12.0 through 2.15.0

GUI controls are painted black: http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30157   Upgrade to 2.16.0 or later.

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