Microsoft PowerPoint

Part of Office 2007.

Application Details:

Version: 2007
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.1

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Opening, saving as OOXML, loading as OOXML, animations, transitions, image manipulation, print previewing and WordArt.

What does not

Could not find anything that did not work.


What was not tested


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  • Additional Comments

    You need riched20.dll set to native and a 32bit wineprefix.

    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    CurrentElementary OS LunaMar 07 20151.6.1Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
    ShowFedora 17 x86_64Aug 29 20121.5.11Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
    ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Jul 08 20121.5.8Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
    ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64May 29 20121.5.5Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
    ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64May 25 20121.5.3Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

    Known Bugs

    Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
    7156 Multiple apps need wingdings.ttf NEW View
    7416 Support multiple independent displays for PowerPoint,, etc NEW View
    14966 Cannot insert clip art in MS Word/Publisher in Office XP/2003 NEW View
    14980 Wine does not automatically use the riched20 installed by Office 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016 REOPENED View
    19534 Office 2007 menu button loses focus NEW View
    23108 Excel & Powerpoint 2003/2007: can't switch between open documents from taskbar, misplaced taskbar icon NEW View
    23805 Word / Excel 2007: issues with maximalized/windowed switching on dual monitor UNCONFIRMED 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
    37396 MS Word 2007 & 2010: Word can't save as PDF/A(ISO 19005-1) (needs sRGB Color Space Profile.icm) NEW View
    38680 Cannot open http links with native Firefox on PowerPoint 2007 & 2010 NEW View

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    HowTo / Notes

    How to
    ­­­­­­­(Updated 2015-04-20)

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

    • ­Do not change the Windows version to anything higher than XP or you will run into bug 29788.
    • ­­­­­­­In order to run Powerpoint 2007, you must set riched20.­dll to (native) in winecfg. Note that you do not have to copy the dll from a Windows partition or use winetricks to install it. Office 2007 installs its own version of richedit in a private directory, but Wine will not use it unless you set the override.  Do not set the override globally unless you have Office 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.
    • For mp3 sound to play out of the box, you must have 32 bit libmpg123 installed on your system and Wine must have been compiled with mp3 support. Not all distro packages provide this. ­The workaround for lack of winemp3.acm is to use the codec installed by WMP9,  l3cod­eca.acm. Copy l3codeca.acm to the wineprefix's /windows/system32 directory (or use winetricks to install WMP9), then create a symlink to it named winemp3.acm in ­the same directory. ­
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    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 Powerpoint 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
    (The downside of this solution is that the KDE panel will still be visible in Slide Show mode.)