Microsoft Word

Part of Office 2010

Application Details:

Version: 2010 (32 bit)
License: Retail
Votes: 27
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0.1

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

I ran it successfully, wrote a few lines, inserted a SmartArt object.

Basic functions seem to be working.

What does not


What was not tested

Did not test the app extensively.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

The problem with the unmovable window doesn't seem to be present on my machine, hence the Platinum rating.

The OS is Slackware-current, with alien multilib and wine 5.0.1 from

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentSlackware64 -currentJul 21 20205.0.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumanonymous 
ShowFedora 29 x86_64Apr 25 20194.6-stagingYes Yes NoSilverDoq 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Oct 29 20183.19Yes Yes YesGoldJonathan 
ShowFedora 27 x86_64May 07 20183.7Yes Yes YesGoldXU Guang-zhao 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 11 20172.1Yes Yes NoGoldJohn Chen 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
6416 wineps uses custom encoded fonts 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
18887 document is solid black during drag-select and inserting shapes in PowerPoint 2007 CLOSED DUPLICATE 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
25476 MS Office Pro 2010 Trial: setup.exe is started when starting installed apps CLOSED FIXED View
25477 Word 2010 crashes on start with builtin usp10.dll CLOSED FIXED View
25492 Office Pro 2010 Trial: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint cannot open or save files CLOSED FIXED View
25494 Office Pro 2010 Trial: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint cannot open or save OOXML (docx, xlsx, pptx) files CLOSED FIXED View
25586 MS Office 2010 Pro Trial: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint crash trying to print CLOSED FIXED View
25591 MS Office Pro 2010 Trial: garbled display on ribbon and file tab CLOSED FIXED View
27989 Word and Powerpoint 2007: window background is striped CLOSED FIXED View
29250 Blurry fonts antialiasing in Word 2007/2010 CLOSED FIXED View
29255 Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF NEW View
29307 Word 2010 cannot open specific docx file with builtin msxml6 CLOSED FIXED View
29308 Word 2010 complains about Normal.dotm on start with builtin msxml6 CLOSED FIXED View
29334 Word 2010 cannot open sample template files with builtin msxml6 CLOSED FIXED View
29407 Word 2003/2007/2010: lines in Equation Editor 3.0 objects are abnormally heavy CLOSED FIXED 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
30251 Word 2010 does not display reference styles with builtin msxml6 CLOSED FIXED View
30587 Office 2007/2010 apps (Word, Powerpoint) cannot be maximized after being unmaximized by window manager NEW View
30869 Word 2010 UI uses wrong font size - leads to huge UI elements CLOSED FIXED View
31662 Office 2010 font embedding when exporting to PDF CLOSED FIXED View
33398 Word / Excel 2010: crash when clicked (2nd or 3rd times) on a link CLOSED FIXED View
33524 Cannot select/copy text in PDF files created in Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010 CLOSED FIXED View
34564 RTX Server fail to import user template database with builtin msvcp60 CLOSED FIXED View
37383 Office 2007/2010 - Submenus invisible on GNOME 3.14 UNCONFIRMED View
37390 Word 2007: crashes when choosing a font CLOSED FIXED View
37396 Multiple applications need "sRGB Color Space Profile.icm" (Asperite, Word 2007, Word 2010, Adobe Lightroom 4.x / 5.x) CLOSED FIXED View
37418 Unable to paste images from linux clipboard to Wine apps workspace (affects Photoshop, Powerpoint etc.) CLOSED FIXED View
38554 MS Office Word 2013: Word is not aware of keyboard layout change UNCONFIRMED View
38626 Word 2010 image text mode wrapping menu hides after a few seconds CLOSED FIXED View
39040 Office 2010 applications enter installation configuration steps then exit CLOSED FIXED View
46529 Complex Text Layout messed up in MS Word 2010 UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes


(Updated 2012-12-26)

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.

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 Word 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


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Fix for regular expression
by ZeroUser on Saturday June 17th 2017, 15:05
Please, use this regular expression - with full stop in the beginning: