Microsoft PowerPoint

Part of Office 2007.

Application Details:

Version: 2007
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.2

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

So far, Creating, loading and playing (f5) a presentation works, effects, transitions, fullscreen

What does not

There is a crash at startup


Set riched20.dll to (native, builtin) in winecfg fixes the crash

What was not tested

Macros, video, sound

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Tested on a separate win32 wine prefix, following the howto for office 2007 installer found on its appdb entry.

Wine version is the one in Ubuntu's repositories

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 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
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
7416 Support multiple independent displays for PowerPoint,, etc CLOSED FIXED View
13237 Cannot insert pictures from file due to rapid folder switching in Office 2007 CLOSED FIXED View
14734 PowerPoint Viewer 2007 fails to start CLOSED FIXED 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
15418 The Suffering (Midway Games) needs Windows Media Player 'WMVCore.DLL' CLOSED DUPLICATE View
16121 Word 2003/2007 Bold Face Type Bug CLOSED FIXED View
16485 WMP is unable to play mpeg/mpg files, affects Powerpoint 2007's presentation capabilities CLOSED FIXED View
17860 Microsoft Office 2007 crashes on specific powerpoint file in gdi32/enhmetafile CLOSED FIXED View
18258 Power point 2007 Editor window gets black after new shape inserted CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18887 document is solid black during drag-select and inserting shapes in PowerPoint 2007 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
19534 Office 2007 menu button loses focus NEW View
19797 Powerpoint 2007: text does not display correctly in textbox rotated 90 or 270 degrees CLOSED FIXED View
20144 Powerpoint 2007 - hyperlinks don't work CLOSED FIXED View
21210 Clicking on URL hyperlinks in PowerPoint 2007 results in a crash CLOSED FIXED View
22037 sp2 for microsoft powerpoint 2007 fails to install CLOSED ABANDONED View
22878 Power Point 2007 crashes when opened CLOSED DUPLICATE 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
23650 PowerPoint 2007 insensitive to changes in screen resolution CLOSED FIXED View
23805 Word / Excel 2007: issues with maximalized/windowed switching on dual monitor UNCONFIRMED View
24480 File handles keep open after PowerPoint 2007 is closed CLOSED ABANDONED View
25154 PowerPoint 2007 don't want to start. CLOSED DUPLICATE 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
26781 Office 2007 crashes when using the file open dialog CLOSED FIXED View
26807 MS Powerpoint 2007 does not start CLOSED INVALID View
27989 Word and Powerpoint 2007: window background is striped CLOSED FIXED View
28034 Powerpoint 2007/2010: color & resizing issues CLOSED FIXED View
28054 Distorted JPG image in Word and PowerPoint 2007 CLOSED ABANDONED View
28642 Multiple apps crash on start (incl. Office 2007 & 2010) CLOSED FIXED View
28717 Powerpoint 2007 chart data editing impossible CLOSED ABANDONED View
28988 PowerPoint 2007 sometimes hangs up during video play CLOSED ABANDONED View
29046 Office 2007 apps crash loading document properties editing window CLOSED FIXED View
29255 Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF NEW View
29788 Microsoft Word 2007 needs unimplemented function propsys.dll.PSGetPropertyDescriptionListFromString for saving a file when winver set to Vista or later CLOSED FIXED View
30557 winegstreamer broken with >=glib-2.32.0 CLOSED FIXED View
30587 Office 2007/2010 apps (Word, Powerpoint) cannot be maximized after being unmaximized by window manager NEW View
30687 Powerpoint 2003/2007: embedded video play/pause on click no longer works CLOSED FIXED View
30816 powerpoint 2007 can not display in fullscreen mode (Simplified Chinese version) CLOSED ABANDONED View
30869 Word 2010 UI uses wrong font size - leads to huge UI elements CLOSED FIXED View
31099 Powerpoint 2007 crashes when trying to save (Vista mode) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
33475 Microsoft Office Help Window Buttons (Back, Forward, Print, Change Font Size) don't work. CLOSED ABANDONED View
34518 MS Powerpoint 2007: Crashes on embedded vector graphic CLOSED FIXED View
35396 Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint (2007) transparent CLOSED INVALID View
35642 Equation editor 3.0 does not work with Powerpoint 2007 CLOSED ABANDONED View
35969 Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 crashes at start CLOSED ABANDONED 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
38680 Cannot open http links with native Firefox on PowerPoint 2007 & 2010 NEW View
44332 Powerpoint 2007/2010 slideshow encounters an "unexpected error" trying to move past first slide CLOSED FIXED 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.)