Microsoft Excel

Part of Office 2010

Application Details:

Version: 2010 (32 bit)
Votes: 13
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.11

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Conditional formatting; ribbon (flawlessly); thesaurus (even without me knowingly installing wsh56js); opening and saving files (after protected mode had been disabled and msxml6 installed)

What does not

Some things which are drawn over the sheet are not correctly hidden in certain circumstances. These all correct themselves when the affected cells are scrolled out of view and back in again. The examples of this which I have come across are: Comments: After adding or editing a comment, the sheet underneath the comment text box is hidden by a black box. After viewing a comment by hovering over its cell, the gridlines behind its box are shown black. Selected cells: When something causes a cell to be redrawn (e.g. content change, color change, etc.), the gridlines under the selection rectangle are redrawn in black. If a range is selected and modified, the selection rectangle's colors will invert. Clicking away will make the selection rectangle stay visible, with the selected cell just a black box. To begin with, the list boxes in the Format Cells dialog would not change their selection when clicked, but they mysteriously started working after roughly ten minutes of testing. I restarted Excel at this point to try and break them again, but they still worked after the restart.


What was not tested

Anything not mentioned above.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I had to restart the computer before doing these tests, otherwise Excel would crash after about two minutes of use.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Jun 11 20161.9.11Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Jun 11 20161.9.11Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Jun 11 20161.9.11Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64Feb 01 20161.9.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca"Jan 24 20151.7.34Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
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
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
23108 Excel & Powerpoint 2003/2007: can't switch between open documents from taskbar, misplaced taskbar icon NEW View
23805 Word / Excel 2007: issues with maximalized/windowed switching on dual monitor UNCONFIRMED View
25476 MS Office Pro 2010 Trial: setup.exe is started when starting installed apps 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
25762 Excel crashes trying to run macros 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
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
33736 Excel Viewer 2007: "Open" button does not work on Vista+ CLOSED FIXED View
36057 Microsoft Office 2010: Copying Text collission when using both Word and Excel NEW 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
39040 Office 2010 applications enter installation configuration steps then exit CLOSED FIXED View
42459 Bogus/orphan small window sibling of Office 2007 applications UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Install to a clean wineprefix following the instructions in the Microsoft Office (installer only) entry.
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 Excel 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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Workaround bug 23108
by Alex on Friday August 28th 2015, 9:18
Taken from =>;mhl=125764;msg=125764#c3

Run two instances of wine with Excel.