Installing, loading pptx files, creating pptx files, editing, editing shapes no longer suffers from the bug in 1.5.3, cutting/pasting images between Linux apps (e.g. gimp) and powerpoint, creating PDF files works with the add-on from Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7).
What does not
Displaying the slideshow no longer works, it shows a blackscreen instead and does not answer to any key input (used to work with wine 1.5.3, does not work with 1.5.4 and 1.5.5)
What was not tested
Inserting videos and animations, cliparts
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 04 2018||3.0.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Andres Rivas|
|Show||Elementary OS Luna||Mar 07 2015||1.6.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 17 x86_64||Aug 29 2012||1.5.11||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Jul 08 2012||1.5.8||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||May 29 2012||1.5.5||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|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|
Follow the directions in the Microsoft Office (installer only) entry to install.
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: