Microsoft PowerPoint

Part of Office 2010

Application Details:

Version: 2010 (32 bit)
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.17

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Basic features like text boxes, WordArt, lines, arrows, shapes, images and graphs work fine. Printing also work. User interface is generally stable and usable. Presentation mode also work but may have some issues.

What does not

Network folders when loading/saving files (program freezes). Open a file by drag and drop also freeze; however you can drag and drop pictures to an open document and it is added successfully.

On KDE Plasma 5.10.5, window moving/resizing doesn't work well, but this is no problem if the main window is always maximized.


What was not tested

Only things on "what works" and "what doesn't works" was tested

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

A clean 32bit-only wine prefix configured to emulate Windows XP. You need to substitute "riched20" library in order to get PowerPoint working. Open a terminal and type: env WINEPREFIX="path_to_your_wine_prefix" winecfgGo to "Libraries" tab, write "riched20" and press "Add" button. Press "Edit" button and select "native, builtin" option, and then "OK". Press "OK" again on winecfg dialog.To achieve a successful install (for this program and MS Office 2010 in general), you need to install MSXML6 and .Net Framework 2.0, preferably on a clean 32bit-only wine prefix. You can use winetricks:env WINEPREFIX="path_to_your_wine_prefix" winetricks dotnet20 msxml6

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 22 20172.17Yes Yes NoSilverInvictus Tiberius 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 11 20172.1Yes Yes GoldJohn Chen 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Nov 15 20151.7.52Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Apr 22 20151.7.40Yes Yes SilverJames Lu 
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca"Jan 24 20151.7.34Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
14980 Wine does not automatically use the riched20 installed by Office 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016 REOPENED 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


(Updated 2015-04-20)

­Install to a clean wineprefix following the instructions in the Microsoft Office (installer only) entry.  Do not change the Windows version to anything higher than XP or you will run into bug 29788.

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.)