Microsoft Word

Word processing component of Office 2003.

Application Details:

Version: 2003
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.17

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Test Results

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What works

Opening Word, inputing text, modifying formatting, saving a document and then opening the document.

What does not

Activation of the program, cannot connect to Activation server and when phone activation is selected does not display the drop down box to select location.


What was not tested

Printing capabilities. Insertion of Clipart and media. VBA.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 36 x86_64Sep 28 20227.17Yes Yes YesBronzeFilogo Bantulli 
ShowZorin OS 16Dec 04 20216.0.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumGMP79 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 06 20216.0.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumGMP79 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 08 20172.16-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeVlad 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Sep 24 20161.9.19Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes


(Updated 2011-08-31)

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 ­1.1.38, 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 ­by 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.

Known Regressions

(updated 2014-02-12)

1.5.15--1.5.25: equation editor does not work

1.1.35: files cannot be saved. Fixed in 1.1.36