Microsoft Excel

Part of Microsoft Office 2007

Application Details:

Version: 2007
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.11

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Before install: winecfg , locate riched20.dll and set it to native.

Install OK.

All common things that LibreOffice is capable to do , seems to work with a few tested sheets.

What does not

I have a XLSM file: I know it has macros that must create a new sheet and other elements to Sheet 1. But it does not works, and no clues why, not even an error message. The macro is silently ignored, a whole number of lines and a new sheet was not dynamic created as expected.


What was not tested

I did not created my own VBA macros yet.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

FreeBSD wine package: i386-wine-devel-2.1,1

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFreeBSD 11.0 x86_64Sep 17 20172.11Yes Yes NoBronzeMarcel Bonnet 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 30 20161.6.2Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 17 20151.6.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 15 20131.7.0Yes Yes SilverAlexander Makarov 
ShowopenSUSE 12.3 x86_64Jul 23 20131.6Yes Yes SilverDaniel Uto 

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
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
13822 Excel 2002/2003/2007 can't save over OpenOffice created files. A "Disk full" error message appears. CLOSED FIXED View
14980 Wine does not automatically use the RichEdit Control 'riched20' installed by Microsoft Office 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016 (RichEdit v5.0+ requires native-only override) NEW View
15282 Microsoft Office Excel 2007: Recording Macros doesn't work CLOSED FIXED View
16121 Word 2003/2007 Bold Face Type Bug CLOSED FIXED View
17271 Office 2003/2007 help does not work CLOSED FIXED View
18328 Excel 2007 crashes at date filter CLOSED ABANDONED View
19393 Word & Excel 2007 scrollbar background/arrow buttons are wrong color, changes based on size CLOSED FIXED View
19414 Excel 2003 & 2007 crash trying to run macros CLOSED FIXED View
19455 Excel 2007 crashes at start CLOSED ABANDONED View
19534 Office 2007 menu button loses focus NEW View
19535 Office 2007 splash screen hides dialog CLOSED DUPLICATE View
19735 Labels are not visible in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 graphs / charts CLOSED DUPLICATE View
20675 Excel 2007 Analysis Services -- unable to connect CLOSED ABANDONED View
20950 Excel 2007 changes .xls modification date on shutdown NEW View
22905 MS Office 2007: Right-click on taskbar icon and selecting close does not work CLOSED FIXED View
23108 Excel & Powerpoint 2003/2007: can't switch between open documents from taskbar, misplaced taskbar icon NEW View
23564 Excel 2007 cannot save to csv on a network mounted share. CLOSED INVALID View
23805 Word / Excel 2007: issues with maximalized/windowed switching on dual monitor UNCONFIRMED View
23853 Excel 2007: Advanced sorting doesn't have dropdown menus. CLOSED DUPLICATE View
23987 excel 2007 too slow opening big spreadsheets. CLOSED FIXED View
24407 Excel2007 cannot read a shared document 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
25754 Excel Workbook with Macros Is not Running : Getting Crashed. CLOSED FIXED View
25757 Excel 2007: WorkBook crashes while clicking on Form Buttons CLOSED ABANDONED View
25762 Excel crashes trying to run macros CLOSED FIXED View
26602 MS Excel 2007: Excel hangs-up after closing solver CLOSED FIXED View
28642 Multiple apps crash on start (incl. Office 2007 & 2010) CLOSED FIXED View
29046 Office 2007 apps crash loading document properties editing window CLOSED FIXED View
29134 Excel2007 Zoom with charts: Not enough system resources to display completely CLOSED ABANDONED View
29209 Microsoft excel 2007 crashes when trying to copy full rows or collums CLOSED ABANDONED View
29255 Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF NEW View
29347 Excel 2007: previews saved under Wine do not display in either Wine or Windows NEW View
29890 office 2007 Excel (simplified Chinese) crashes when clicking the Format Cells menu item CLOSED ABANDONED 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
32318 Excel 2007 files password-protected in Wine cannot be opened in Windows, and vice versa CLOSED FIXED View
33475 Microsoft Office Help Window Buttons (Back, Forward, Print, Change Font Size) don't work. CLOSED ABANDONED View
33736 Excel Viewer 2007: "Open" button does not work on Vista+ CLOSED FIXED View
35396 Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint (2007) transparent CLOSED INVALID View
37138 Excel 2007 under wine crashes opening this file CLOSED FIXED View
37383 Office 2007/2010 - Submenus invisible on GNOME 3.14 UNCONFIRMED View
37396 Multiple applications need "sRGB Color Space Profile.icm" (Asperite, Word 2007, Word 2010, Adobe Lightroom 4.x / 5.x) CLOSED FIXED View
38774 Execute MS Excel 2007 macro crashes Excel NEEDINFO View
42459 Bogus/orphan small window sibling of Office 2007 applications UNCONFIRMED View
47276 NotImplementedException: The method or operation is not implemented. Source: System.Windows.Forms at System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.IHTMLDocument2.GetMimeType() UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes


(Updated 2014-10-24)

Follow the directions in the entry for Microsoft Office (installer only) to install. ­

After installing, set riched20.dll to native,builtin in winecfg. This is needed for some dialog boxes and numbers on graphs to display properly. It is not necessary to install the dll with winetricks, as Office installs its own version. Do not set this override globally unless you have Office installed in a separate wineprefix.

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 Excel 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


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