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Office suite can be installed hangs after application startup how can the wp8-patches be installed?

Application Details:

Version: 8
License:
URL: http://www.corel.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc6

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

1. Installing the base "WordPerfect" component. No other extra components or features were tested.
2. Editing documents and performing basic tasks.
3. Saving and loading documents after applying workaround.

What does not

1. Trying to save or open a document would normally crash.
2. Trying to insert clip art. Dragging and dropping into the document does not work and trying to use the clipboard results in a memory error.
3. Any use of the clipboard, which results in "Error putting data on Windows clipboard."

Workarounds

I installed the corefonts package using Winetricks.

The crash is due to WordPerfect 8.0 relying on an old Win9x of the Windows Search API to display document previews in the common dialog box. To prevent this, turn off "Use enhanced file dialogs" under "Files" in settings.

What was not tested

More advanced features not mentioned above.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentLinux Mint 19.1 "Tessa"Jan 21 20194.0-rc6Yes Yes YesSilverTitan91 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 22 20070.9.45.No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 28 20070.9.42.No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 

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