Word processing component of Office 2003.
What does not
When opening most .doc documents (regardless of their complexity), the application freezes, reports a critical error and closes:
The program WINWORD.EXE has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
This can be caused by a problem in the program or a deficiency in Wine [...]
Crash report details (truncated):
Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x0000007c in 32-bit code (0x7b038b4d). Register dump: CS:0023 SS:002b DS:002b ES:002b FS:0063 GS:006b EIP:7b038b4d ESP:0388f5f0 EBP:0388f848 EFLAGS:00010206( R- -- I - -P- ) EAX:00000000 EBX:30f583d4 ECX:00000132 EDX:00000c1a ESI:00000002 EDI:7b60b254 Stack dump: 0x0388f5f0: 0388f642 00000002 0388f6f8 7b02c766 0x0388f600: 3162da98 0388f644 00000004 00000000 0x0388f610: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 0x0388f620: 00000000 00000000 00000002 0068cf4c 0x0388f630: 02c124bc 00000000 00000000 00000000 0x0388f640: 00480048 0000003a 003a006d 00730073 Backtrace: =>0 0x7b038b4d in kernelbase (+0x38b4d) (0x0388f848) 1 0x7b038f15 in kernelbase (+0x38f15) (0x0388f888) 2 0x30f58502 in mso (+0x2c8502) (0x30f583d4) 3 0x00000080 (0xbf575653) 0x7b038b4d kernelbase+0x38b4d: movl 0x7c(%eax),%eax Modules: Module Address Debug info Name (48 modules) PE 01d50000-0266e000 Deferred shell32 PE 03640000-03682000 Deferred oleacc [...] Threads: process tid prio name (all IDs are in hex) 00000020 (D) C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE 00000024 0 0000010c 0 00000124 -2 00000128 -1 <== 00000140 0 [...] System information: Wine build: wine-7.17 Platform: i386 (WOW64) Version: Windows 7 Host system: Linux Host version: 5.19.8-1-default
Affected documents open regularly in LibreOffice and older Wine wersions (? 6.x).
This problem can be mitigated by downgrading Wine version - tested Wine 6.0.
I suspect that the issue stems from new PE format for modules introduced in Wine 7.0.
What was not tested
Most of miscellaneous functionality like 3D font effects.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Fedora 36 x86_64||Sep 28 2022||7.17||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Filogo Bantulli|
|Show||Zorin OS 16||Dec 04 2021||6.0.2||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||GMP79|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 06 2021||6.0.1||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||GMP79|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 08 2017||2.16-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||Vlad|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Sep 24 2016||1.9.19||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|7156||Multiple apps need wingdings.ttf||NEW||View|
|12209||Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Office 2007 File Formats does not work for PowerPoint or Excel 2003||NEW||View|
|14127||Microsoft Office 2003 - mouse scroll and combo boxes behavior||NEW||View|
|14966||Cannot insert clip art in MS Word/Publisher in Office XP/2003||NEW||View|
|15241||Microsoft Office 2007: Cannot updated IME dictionary||NEW||View|
|17450||No icons for printers in PowerPoint & Word 2003 dialog||NEW||View|
|24289||Office Word 2007 : Drag from native apps, drop to word doesn't work||NEW||View|
|25460||Word/Excel 2003: File->Properties dialog TAB key inserts extra tab symbol instead of just skipping to next text box||NEW||View|
|29255||Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF||NEW||View|
|41237||Repeatable unhandled exception in Word 2003||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|52209||Word 2003 crashes when installing Equation Editor component||NEW||View|
Thesaurus: To get the thesaurus to work, set riched20.dll to (native) in winecfg, Note that you do not have to copy the dll from a Windows partition or use winetricks to install it. Office 2003 installs its own version of richedit in a private directory, but Wine will not use it unless you set the override. Do not set the override globally unless Office is installed in a separate wineprefix.
Bullets: All but two of the default bullets are from the Wingdings font. If you want them to look the same as on Windows, install that font.
gdiplus: starting with Â1.1.38, set to native, builtin. This
override is not needed for earlier versions, as prior to 1.1.38 the
default behavior was to favor gdiplus that was installed Âby the app
itself.Do not set the override globally unless Office is installed in a separate wineprefix.
If using native gdiplus causes Word to crash, the most likely cause is nonconformant ttf fonts installed on your system. (Ubuntu in particular is known to be afflicted.) Run winetricks fontfix to fix this.
1.5.15--1.5.25: equation editor does not work
1.1.35: files cannot be saved. Fixed in 1.1.36