Microsoft Word

Word processing component of Office 2007.

Application Details:

Version: 2007
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.3-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Almost all

What does not

When migrating from Wine 7.0.1 to Wine 8.0.0, support for Formulas in Microsoft Word ended. DOCX files with formulas do not open (Error), existing formulas do not work in DOC files. It became impossible to create/edit the formula.


What was not tested

Only Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint was tested

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 16 20249.3-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAsanDD 
ShowLinux Mint Debian x86_64Feb 04 20249.0Yes Yes YesSilverDistroHopper39B 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 02 20238.0Yes Yes NoSilverOschtan 
ShowUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 28 20205.0Yes Yes YesGoldHamed Heidari 
ShowDenian 9.9 "Stretch" 32-bit.Jun 20 20194.0.1Yes Yes NoSilverJoe 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
5264 Equation editor in Microsoft Office 97/2000/2003/2007 doesn't work CLOSED FIXED View
6416 wineps uses custom encoded fonts CLOSED FIXED View
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) CLOSED FIXED View
13237 Cannot insert pictures from file due to rapid folder switching in Office 2007 CLOSED FIXED View
13891 start.exe http://someurl/ does not work (affects any app that invokes external browser, e.g. Google Sketchup) CLOSED FIXED View
14964 Missing symbols in Microsoft Word (symbol.ttf is required) CLOSED FIXED View
14966 Cannot insert clip art in MS Word/Publisher in Office XP/2003 NEW View
15221 Microsoft Office 2007: Bullets and numbering don't work in Word CLOSED DUPLICATE View
15241 Microsoft Office 2007: Cannot updated IME dictionary NEW View
16121 Word 2003/2007 Bold Face Type Bug CLOSED FIXED View
17271 Office 2003/2007 help does not work CLOSED FIXED View
17464 Word 2007 can not save any documents and symbol input crashes Word CLOSED FIXED View
17700 Microsoft Word 2007 Hangs when scrolling a file with to many pages CLOSED FIXED View
18887 document is solid black during drag-select and inserting shapes in PowerPoint 2007 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18982 Word 2007 tab stop selection is invisible CLOSED FIXED View
19385 the 'wine start' launcher does not open MS Office documents that have spaces in their path CLOSED FIXED View
19393 Word & Excel 2007 scrollbar background/arrow buttons are wrong color, changes based on size CLOSED FIXED View
19534 Office 2007 menu button loses focus NEW View
19535 Office 2007 splash screen hides dialog CLOSED DUPLICATE View
20167 MS-WORD 2007, when running with "export LANG=he_IL.UTF8", I can't use calibri font CLOSED ABANDONED View
20171 Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010: vertical ruler has misplaced numbers NEW View
20471 MS Word 2007 crashes on scroll CLOSED ABANDONED View
20970 Word 2007: Insert special character quick entry box is blank for non-system fonts CLOSED WORKSFORME View
21413 Cannot type language specific letters in MS Word CLOSED FIXED View
21427 Microsoft word 2007 can't save file to pdf CLOSED FIXED View
21852 word 2007 loses bold and italic formatting on some fonts when printing to file CLOSED ABANDONED View
22453 Office 2007 text is not visibily highlighted CLOSED FIXED View
22458 Word 2007 & 2010: Impossible to insert symbol by clicking on its center STAGED View
22905 MS Office 2007: Right-click on taskbar icon and selecting close does not work CLOSED FIXED 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. CLOSED ABANDONED View
25228 Office 2007 apps (word, excel, powerpoint) refuse to start when previous unclean shutdown was detected and Winver is set >= Vista (missing Application Recovery and Restart API stubs) CLOSED FIXED View
25239 "Network Places" freezes Word 2007 NEW View
25509 Word 2007 Blog Post feature will not allow blog account registration. NEW View
26681 Text font smoothing inside Word 2007 or other apps CLOSED INVALID View
26781 Office 2007 crashes when using the file open dialog CLOSED FIXED View
27174 Word 2007 sp2 does not have odt support CLOSED FIXED View
27181 Very slow performance in Word 2007 CLOSED FIXED View
27989 Word and Powerpoint 2007: window background is striped CLOSED FIXED View
28054 Distorted JPG image in Word and PowerPoint 2007 CLOSED ABANDONED View
28642 Multiple apps crash on start (incl. Office 2007 & 2010) CLOSED FIXED View
28993 Wrong equation rendering in MS Word 2007 CLOSED ABANDONED View
29046 Office 2007 apps crash loading document properties editing window CLOSED FIXED View
29240 Anti-aliasing not working for all fonts CLOSED WONTFIX View
29255 Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF NEW View
29407 Word 2003/2007/2010: lines in Equation Editor 3.0 objects are abnormally heavy CLOSED FIXED View
29637 MS Word 2007 cover page crashes CLOSED FIXED View
29788 Microsoft Word 2007 needs unimplemented function propsys.dll.PSGetPropertyDescriptionListFromString for saving a file when winver set to Vista or later CLOSED FIXED View
29795 Microsoft Word 2007 crashes when trying to save a file CLOSED DUPLICATE View
30398 Word / Excel 2007: crashes while opening or saving documents CLOSED FIXED View
30587 Office 2007/2010 apps (Word, Powerpoint) cannot be maximized after being unmaximized by window manager NEW View
30869 Word 2010 UI uses wrong font size - leads to huge UI elements CLOSED FIXED View
32697 Word 2003 crashes on formula edit CLOSED FIXED View
33475 Microsoft Office Help Window Buttons (Back, Forward, Print, Change Font Size) don't work. CLOSED ABANDONED View
33524 Cannot select/copy text in PDF files created in Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010 CLOSED FIXED View
37383 Office 2007/2010 - Submenus invisible on GNOME 3.14 UNCONFIRMED View
37390 Word 2007: crashes when choosing a font CLOSED FIXED View
37396 Multiple applications need "sRGB Color Space Profile.icm" (Asperite, Word 2007, Word 2010, Adobe Lightroom 4.x / 5.x) CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

(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:   Upgrade to 2.16.0 or later.