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

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What works

Saving, Opening, Ribbon, Basic Features, etc.

    What does not

    So far, only the mini-toolbar that pops-up above the right-click menu. Clicking the buttons are possible and will not crash the program or anything. However, nothing changes. 


    What was not tested

    A lot of things such as printing.

    Hardware tested


    • GPU:
    • Driver:

    Additional Comments

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    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 

    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 NEW 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.