Retail release January 29, 2013
This entry is just for testing the installer of Microsoft Office 2013 (aka Office 15) office suite.
Reports on specific programs included in Office 2013 should be submitted to their respective AppDB entries.
Office 2013 is available in 5 editions:
Tested HUP (home use program) version of 2013 Pro Plus. This comes with a specially downloaded installer from MS that includes the license key/activation (no option for phone in, etc.).
Make sure you use a 32-bit wine prefix.
What does not
Initially was getting error 30175-4 partway through installer setup.
Ran down error 30175-4, turned out it's an activation error. Then, I noticed some errors pertaining to missing encrypted authentication on the console when running the installer in Wine. Office in Wine has a dependency on libgnutls, and since it's a 64-bit Arch distro but 32-bit installer, I needed to add (note, requires multilib access in Arch/pacman....see Arch Multilib Wiki):
pacman -Syu lib32-gnutls
Also, disabled firewall (not sure if this was necessary), installed libxml6 via winetricks (again, not sure if necessary, was trying many things to resolve failed install), and added the following registry key and DWORD (some users have reported it fixes black screen in installer, not sure if necessary):
KEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine -> create a new key in the Wine folder named "Direct3D"
New DWORD Value named "MaxVersionGL" and set the hex value data to 30002
I have a slow internet connection, so retesting without some of the above workarounds would take many hours at this point.
What was not tested
Only the installer was tested for the HUP (home use program).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Jul 14 2019||4.12.1-staging||No, but has workaround||No||Yes||Garbage||boskar|
|Show||Fedora 29 x86_64||Feb 03 2019||4.0||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Clément Duveau|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 29 2018||3.19||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jonathan|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 14 2018||3.17||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||MK|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 10 2018||3.13||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Isira Seneviratne|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|39810||Office 2007/2010/2013/2016 uninstallation fails||NEW||View|
|43581||Microsoft Office 365 edition of Office 2013 installer fails with 'cache_entry_from_xsd_doc failed to parse doc' (non-standard '\u####' sequence)||NEW||View|
|43783||Office2013 activation crashes when using HTTP proxy||UNCONFIRMED||View|
Test reports that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected.
There are known regressions affecting the Office 2013 installer in the versions of Wine listed below. Do not attempt to install in them.
2.18--3.0-rc4 (bug 44036)