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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

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

- Installing from the 2007 installer

(Then I set the 2 dll's to native, builtin according to instructions)

 

- All the editing options I've tried works, with the exception of adding data from files by open dialog. However, opening a picture in OpenOffice.org Write and then copying it and pasting it into PowerPoint 2007 works fine. So functionality is the same as in Windows with this work-around.

- Animation preview works fine (was previously reported as bugging out) as well as animations during presentations.

- WordArt and SmartArt works.

What does not

- Opening files to include in presentation (copy and paste works)

- Presenter view (does not detect 2 monitors, I guess it would be necessary to make overhead projector primary display or cloned for real presentations)

Workarounds

What was not tested

I only tested basic functionality, making a 2-slide presentation with a couple of animations and a theme. Also used WordArt and SmartArt.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

MSI nVidia GeForce GTS 250 with BenQ monitor and Optoma OH projector used to test presenting, which only works if displays are cloned. Dual displays not detected. I did not install any additional fonts except for the msttfonts package. Admin note: rating changed to conform to rating definitions.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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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
14966 Cannot insert clip art in MS Word/Publisher in Office XP/2003 NEW 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
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
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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