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Microsoft Office (installer only)

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:

  • Home & Student (Retail, OEM)
  • Standard (Volume)
  • Home & Business (Retail, OEM)
  • Professional (Retail, OEM)
  • Professional Plus (Volume)
When reporting test results, please follow the Guidelines for Submitting Test Reports below (scroll down to notes section).

Application Details:

Version: 2013 (32 bit)
License: Retail
URL: http://www.office.com
Votes: 12
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.15

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Everything, once wine config work-around is in place (q.v.)

What does not

Installer presented some blank (white) dialogs near the end of the installation. The problem is corrected with regedit (see workarounds).

Workarounds

Some installer dialogs showed up as blank (white, in my case, although I've heard others report a similar "black screen" problem). Using regedit to add the following solved the problem:


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D]
"MaxVersionGL"=dword:00030002

What was not tested

Uninstall

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I installed Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 (Retail). I used a 32-bit wine arch configured as Windows 7, and with dotnet40 and msxml6 installed through winetricks.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Aug 24 20172.15Yes Yes YesGoldJason Cone 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 26 20172.2No Not installable GarbageMK 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 26 20172.2No Not installable GarbageMK 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 24 20172.1Yes Yes PlatinumTormen 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 08 20172.1No Not installable GarbageAurĂ©lien 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
31349 Office 365 (Office 2013) web installer aborts early (needs support for string alias for common RID in sid strings) CLOSED FIXED View
31468 Office 2013 installer crashes with a "serious problem" error CLOSED DUPLICATE View
31487 kernel32.dll.InitOnceExecuteOnce needed for several MS installer (Office2013 / Windows Essentials 2012 / .NET Framework 4.5 / Skydrive / ARM Applications) CLOSED FIXED View
34869 Microsoft Office 2013 full offline installer crashes on startup (TEB access with NULL TLS array pointer, failure to handle case where only late-bound modules have TLS directory) CLOSED FIXED View
35342 Office 2013 full offline install setup crash at startup CLOSED FIXED View
36092 Microsoft Office 2013 (15.0) and OneNote web installer crashes on unimplemented function IPHLPAPI.DLL.CreateSortedAddressPairs CLOSED FIXED View
38648 Multiple games and applications need support for Mesa OpenGL >= 3.2 core profiles, Shader Model 4, GLSL 1.50 (Microsoft Office 2013 installer, .NET/XNA games) NEW View
39810 Office 2010/2013/2016 Pro Plus uninstallation fails NEW View
43581 Office 2013 365 installer: Something went wrong NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Guidelines for Submitting Test Reports

 

  1. Test in a clean wineprefix, using plain Wine. 
  2. Specify exactly which edition of Office you tested (Standard, Pro, etc.). This is crucial--bugs that affect one edition may not affect others.
  3. Specify exactly what type of install you tested (Typical, Custom, Minimal, etc.)
  4. Limit your report to the installer only. Reports on the performance of individual apps should be filed under their respective AppDB entries. Problems with running any of the apps should only be mentioned if it is clear that it is due to a problem with the installer.
  5. If you used any overrides during the install, please list them and explain exactly what problem each override was needed to solve.
  6. Test reports that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected.

Comments

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Where is the HKCU\Software\Wine\Direct3D\ entry?
by Benjamin D. on Saturday October 7th 2017, 8:14
I just managed to install office 2013 with the help of this entry! Thanks a lot!
But when i run Word I also entcounter the black window problem. I searched out fot the HKCU\Software\Wine\Direct3D\ reg entry but i couldn't even find the Direct3D entry anywhere. Am I missing something?

Besides: I used playonlinux to install office 2013 but before i did the installation auf the setup.exe i installed msxml4 followed by msxml6. This did the job for installation....

Thanks anyway cool job!

Best Benjamin.
RE: Where is the HKCU\Software\Wine\Direct3D\ entry?
by Rosanne on Saturday October 7th 2017, 8:27
RE: Where is the HKCU\Software\Wine\Direct3D\ entry?
by Benjamin D. on Saturday October 7th 2017, 9:40
Damn it works! Great! Thanks and sorry for the newbie stuff ;) But I am not an expert on wine!

Best Benjamin.
Really strange problem: With msxml6 installed, no product key works anymore!
by Tormen on Friday March 24th 2017, 13:39
Hi,

It seems really bizzarre, but I tried it several times:

With the trial version (both German (de-de) and English (en-us)) downloaded from
www.microsoft.com/de-de/evalcenter/evaluate-office-professional-plus-2013
And mount the img file OfficeProfessionalPlus_x86_en-us.img to /mnt/iso.

When I create a fresh WINEPREFIX, set it to win7 and then install winetricks msxml6 and then run the setup, like so:

mkdir -p /virt/wines/ms.office2013
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/virt/wines/ms.office2013/ winetricks settings win7
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/virt/wines/ms.office2013/ winetricks msxml6
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/virt/wines/ms.office2013/ wine /mnt/iso/setup.exe

The behaviour of the setup changes!

It starts with first asking you to enter a product key.
And no matter what product key I entered, they all never worked (even though they should).

Without installing the msxml6, I saw a bunch of xml related messages in the output when launcching the setup, but in this case the setup right away offers to configure and install ms office!

Is that logical that with the msxml6 installed, this would then actually /break/ something ?
If helpful, I could provide debug output and/or file a bug report.

Thanks a lot in advance for any feedback!

Tormen
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