Editing documents is a breeze. All major word processing functions are working. I was even able to activate it.
What does not
Word will start maximised. Attempting to restore the window will make the window small, but also unmovable and you cannot maximise the application anymore. Restarting will restore Word to its original maximised state.
What was not tested
Mailings. The entire review tab. Probably stuff not many people use.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Slackware64 -current||Jul 21 2020||5.0.1||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||anonymous|
|Current||Fedora 29 x86_64||Apr 25 2019||4.6-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Doq|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 29 2018||3.19||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jonathan|
|Show||Fedora 27 x86_64||May 07 2018||3.7||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||XU Guang-zhao|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 11 2017||2.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||John Chen|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|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|
|20171||Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010: vertical ruler has misplaced numbers||NEW||View|
|22458||Word 2007 & 2010: Impossible to insert symbol by clicking on its center||STAGED||View|
|23805||Word / Excel 2007: issues with maximalized/windowed switching on dual monitor||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|24289||Office Word 2007 : Drag from native apps, drop to word doesn't work||NEW||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|
|38554||MS Office Word 2013: Word is not aware of keyboard layout change||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|46529||Complex Text Layout messed up in MS Word 2010||UNCONFIRMED||View|
Install to a clean wineprefix following the instructions in the Microsoft Office (Installer only) entry. After installing set riched20.dll to native to get around bug 14980. Do not install it with winetricks; Office installs its own version.
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 Word will no longer show up in the taskbar.
Solution 3: (KDE users only) In System Settings, Window Behavior, do the following: