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Microsoft PowerPoint

Part of Office 2007.

Application Details:

Version: 2007
License: Retail
URL: http://www.msoffice.com
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.2

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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What works

Installing (academic trial office 2007), activating, showing existing presentation

What does not

Nothing I've tried so far

Workarounds

What was not tested

Anything beyond displaying existing simple presentation

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

Before using the app, run winecfg and do Libraries / riched20 / Add / OK, else powerpoint will crash on startup. (This is bug 14980.) The app would be gold or platinum if not for that.

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ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Oct 04 20183.0.2Yes Yes YesGoldAndres Rivas 
ShowElementary 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 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7156 Multiple apps need wingdings.ttf NEW View
7416 Support multiple independent displays for PowerPoint, OpenOffice.org, 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 2007/2010 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
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.

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  • The default bullet characters are from Wingdings. If you want them to look the same as on Windows, install that font.
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  • 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.)

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