Retail release June 15, 2010
This entry is just for testing the installer of Microsoft Office 2010 (aka Office 14) office suite.
Reports on specific programs included in Office 2010 should be submitted to their respective AppDB entries.
Office 2010 is available in 7 editions and 4 different licenses:
When reporting test results, please follow the Guidelines for Submitting Test Reports below (scroll down to notes section).
Tested Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Access, and OneNote. All can open and save files and work with included templates.
What does not
I was following the previous work around and the installer kept failing. I learned from PlayOnLinux you have to have winbind installed. I ran "sudo apt-get install winbind" and was able to install no problem.
sudo apt install winetricks
sudo apt-get install winbind
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wineoffice2010 winetricks dotnet20 msxml6 corefonts
WINEPREFIX=~/.wineoffice2010 wine Download/office/setup.exe
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS||Aug 30 2020||5.16||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Parrottos|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 04 2020||5.14||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Ky Nguyen|
|Show||Slackware64 -current||Jul 21 2020||5.0.1||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||anonymous|
|Show||Solus||Jan 13 2020||4.21||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Andrew|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"||Feb 08 2020||4.0.3||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Karl Kaefer|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|18070||Multiple apps need separate msi custom action server process due to COM/MTA and/or isolation issues (Adobe CS3/CS4, Flash, Windows SDK 2008, Strawberry Perl, MS Office 2010)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|21480||dash is not recognized as a valid column name||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22536||Office 2010 installation crashed||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23734||Office 2007 installer: cannot add or remove programs after initial install||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24605||MS Office 2010 Pro Trial installer "encounters an error"||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25476||MS Office Pro 2010 Trial: setup.exe is started when starting installed apps||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25478||MS Office Pro 2010 Trial: activation over the internet fails||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|28486||Office Professional Plus 2010 install fails without machine.config file (does not need it on Windows)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|28642||Multiple apps crash on start (incl. Office 2007 & 2010)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|30033||Office 2010 Standard, Pro Plus: Volume activation fails||NEW||View|
|30260||Office 2010 SP1 & SP2 installers report failure||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|31290||MS Office 2010: Installation fails||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|32327||Office 2010, Visio 2010 Std installers fail||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32360||Office 2010 installers report custom action page faults||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|33258||Visio 2010 and Office 2010 can't be installed in the same prefix||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|38838||MS Office Pro Plus 2010 reruns setup on starting any app when Windows version is Vista or later||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|39810||Office 2007/2010/2013/2016 uninstallation fails||NEW||View|
|44036||Multiple installers fail (affects MS Office 2010/2013, Notation Composer 3)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|44222||Office 2010 Pro Plus reruns setup on starting any app even when Windows version is XP||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|45208||Microsoft Office 2010 installer crashes at around 50 % mark||REOPENED||View|
|47537||Microsoft Application Virtualization Client installer (click2run.msi) for Office 2010 Starter fails||UNCONFIRMED||View|
Test reports that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected. Â
These instructions assume you are familiar with the basics of using Wine and Linux, including running apps from the command line. If you are new to Wine and/or Linux, before proceeding further please familiarize yourself with the information in the FAQ, particularly the sections on creating a 32 bit wineprefix, running an installer, and using wineprefixes.
After installing, set riched20 to native, builtin in winecfg to enable Powerpoint to start and selection boxes to display correctly.
Office Professional Plus does not require .NET to be installed, but if it detects that it is installed, it will look for a machine.config file. This will fail on Wine versions without wine-mono installed (i.e., versions prior to 1.5.6).
The recommended solution is to install wine-mono. The instructions below are provided solely for those who are unable to upgrade to a version of Wine supporting wine-mono.
There are two ways to work around this without installing wine-mono:
Installing winetricks dotnet20 will also work around the bug; however, because that will install native dlls that may cause other problems, it is not recommended.
The above workarounds must be done before running the installer. If you do not, and the installer fails, you must delete that wineprefix and start fresh, as the rollback process leaves behind something that prevents subsequent attempts from succeeding, even with one of the workarounds applied. Note also that a rolled-back install leaves running processes that must be killed manually.
There are known regressions affecting the Office 2010 installer in the versions of Wine listed below. Do not attempt to install in them.
In addition, Office 2010 is not installable in any version prior to 1.3.9; this includes all 1.2.x versions.
1) Copy the CD content to a folder on your computer
2) Find the folder named "Standard.WW" (or ProPlus.WW or whatever your version name)
3) Inside that folder should be a file named config.xml.
4) Edit config.xml and make sure that it has the following:
Configuration Product="Standard" (or ProPlus)
PIDKEY Value="XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" (use your actual serial key here)
Setting Id="AUTO_ACTIVATE" Value="1"
Each of the above lines in the config.xml file should be between angled brackets, which unfortunately can't be shown here because the AppDB will not display anything between angled brackets. If you are unsure how it should look, see bug 30033 for an example with the brackets.
5) Save the config.xml file and run the installer..
Test reports that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected.