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: 5.0

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • All basic word processing functions: creating, editing, formatting, printing, and saving documents.
  • Inserting hyperlinks, tables, pictures from a file, shapes, smartart, wordart, text box, links, headers, footers, page numbers, objects.
  • Equation tools and the equation editor.
  • Envelopes and labels.
  • All functions on the page layout and references tabs.
  • Spellcheck, word count, comments, track changes. Thesaurus can be made to work by installing winetricks wsh56js.
  • Document views, zoom, split and arrange windows.
  • Recording and playing macros.
  • Browsing the clip organizer.

What does not

  • Searching the clip organizer.
  • Inserting clipart by double-clicking on an image in the clip organizer (can be worked around by copying the image to the clipboard and pasting it into the document while the clip organizer window is still open)..
  • Inserting an Excel chart opens Excel in a separate window and crashes Excel when closing, but the chart does get inserted.
  • Mail merge.
  • Following a hyperlink (ctrl-click) crashes Word.


What was not tested

Anything not mentioned above.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Office 2007 Enterprise

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Oct 04 20183.0.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumAndres Rivas 
ShowManjaro Linux 17.0.2Dec 06 20172.22Yes Yes NoPlatinumkuSwaNtoRo 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 24 20172.10-stagingYes Yes Goldsiyia 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Aug 03 20141.7.22Yes Yes Silvermx2 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 14 20161.6.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 30 20141.6.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxJun 19 20141.6.2Yes Yes GoldH. M. Kruse 
ShowopenSUSE 12.3 x86_64Oct 15 20131.7.4Yes Yes SilverRosanne 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 01 20151.6-rc4Yes Yes GoldFrank M. 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 21 20131.5.28Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowChakra LinuxOct 14 20121.5.14Yes Yes SilverNicko Vargas 
ShowFedora 17 x86_64Aug 29 20121.5.11Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64May 30 20121.5.5Yes Yes SilverRosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Oct 27 20111.3.31Yes Yes SilverRosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Oct 10 20111.3.30No Not installable GarbageRosanne 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 07 20111.3.29Yes Yes Silverbenste 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 26 20111.3.20Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowFedora 14May 04 20111.3.18Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 29 20111.2.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 04 20101.2.1Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowSidux 64bitAug 13 20101.3.0N/A Yes Silverrubenvb 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 21 20101.2Yes Yes SilverKris Blackhall 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 23 20101.2-rc4Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentopenSUSE 11.1May 31 20101.2-rc2Yes Yes SilverRosanne 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 11 20101.1.44Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 14 20101.1.40Yes Yes SilverChristoffer 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1Nov 26 20091.1.33Yes Yes SilverRosanne 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 09 20091.1.25Yes Yes Silverrubenvb 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 23 20091.1.24Yes Yes Silvermrtwister 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 26 20091.1.20No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1Apr 28 20091.1.19Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 26 20091.1.17Yes Yes SilverJeff 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 08 20091.1.14Yes Yes SilverMike Kaplinskiy 
ShowSlackware 12.1Mar 19 20091.1.12Yes Yes SilverJustin Giroux 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 03 20091.1.12Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 10.3Dec 27 20081.1.11Yes Yes SilverRosanne 
ShowGentoo LinuxJun 30 20081.1.0N/A Yes SilverMurph 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7156 Multiple apps need wingdings.ttf 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
19534 Office 2007 menu button loses focus NEW View
20171 Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010: vertical ruler has misplaced numbers NEW View
22458 Word 2007 & 2010: Impossible to insert symbol by clicking on its center STAGED 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
25239 "Network Places" freezes Word 2007 NEW View
25509 Word 2007 Blog Post feature will not allow blog account registration. NEW View
29240 Anti-aliasing not working for all fonts RESOLVED WONTFIX View
29255 Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF NEW View
30587 Office 2007/2010 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

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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.