Microsoft Excel

Part of Office 2003.

Application Details:

Version: 2003
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Diagram, data validations, load and saving files.

What does not

IMHO 90% of application works


What was not tested

Orinting also online help

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

(admin:raing changed to reflect experience)

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowZorin OS 16Jan 22 20227.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumGMP79 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 02 20172.2Yes Yes PlatinumIsira Seneviratne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Oct 27 20111.3.31Yes Yes SilverRosanne 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 08 20101.2.1Yes Yes SilverDaniel Lamando 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1May 31 20101.2-rc2Yes Yes GarbageRosanne 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7423 ntfs-3g / fuse Files not found CLOSED WONTFIX View
8795 Excel 2003 on AMD64: Visual Basic not working CLOSED INVALID View
9023 MS Office 2003 claims "not installed for this user" CLOSED FIXED View
9943 cannot activate Microsoft Office 2003 over the internet CLOSED FIXED View
9944 Cannot active Microsoft Office 2003 Over the telephone CLOSED FIXED View
10356 Microsoft Excel Freezes when trying to enter text in a cell CLOSED FIXED View
11336 typing an open parenthesis "(" in vba causes an error in excel 2003 NEW View
11337 Cannot select a format option for numeric values in Excel 2003 CLOSED FIXED View
11447 Solver addin in excel 2003 gives an "Out of Memory" error CLOSED FIXED View
13822 Excel 2002/2003/2007 can't save over OpenOffice created files. A "Disk full" error message appears. CLOSED FIXED View
13891 start.exe http://someurl/ does not work (affects any app that invokes external browser, e.g. Google Sketchup) CLOSED FIXED View
14923 Activex Component can't create object. CLOSED ABANDONED View
15282 Microsoft Office Excel 2007: Recording Macros doesn't work CLOSED FIXED View
16121 Word 2003/2007 Bold Face Type Bug CLOSED FIXED View
17114 Cannot save Excel 2003 Spreadsheet CLOSED FIXED View
17271 Office 2003/2007 help does not work CLOSED FIXED View
19414 Excel 2003 & 2007 crash trying to run macros CLOSED FIXED View
19535 Office 2007 splash screen hides dialog CLOSED DUPLICATE View
21379 File open dialog is extremely slow CLOSED FIXED View
21604 Office 2003: can no longer insert picture from file without manually setting override for gdiplus CLOSED FIXED View
22470 Excel 2003 cannot launch CLOSED FIXED View
22725 Entering two columns of numerical data in Excel 2003 leads to crash CLOSED FIXED View
23108 Excel & Powerpoint 2003/2007: can't switch between open documents from taskbar, misplaced taskbar icon NEW View
23260 hypertext links in Excel 2003 lead to app execution (shouldn't) CLOSED ABANDONED View
25460 Word/Excel 2003: File->Properties dialog TAB key inserts extra tab symbol instead of just skipping to next text box NEW View
25754 Excel Workbook with Macros Is not Running : Getting Crashed. CLOSED FIXED View
25762 Excel crashes trying to run macros CLOSED FIXED View
27397 Excel 2003 pro hangs when using autonumbering CLOSED ABANDONED View
27777 Office 2003 apps fail to print graphics with builtin gdiplus CLOSED FIXED View
29255 Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF NEW View
31045 Excel 2003 'UserInfo' dialog hidden behind splash window on first run CLOSED DUPLICATE View
33567 Excel 2003: mouse clicking (after scrolling??) opens a lot of excel windows CLOSED INVALID View

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HowTo / Notes

Native alternatives for non-windows platforms
There are some good alternatives to this application that might exist for your platform. You'll find a list on the main page of this application.

(Updated 2012-07-13)

Follow the instructions in the Microsoft Office (installer only) entry for installing. After installing:

  • To use the thesaurus, set riched20 to native. 
  • Starting with ­1.1.38, set gdiplus 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. ­ ­ If using native gdiplus causes Excel­ 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.

It is not necessary to install either of these dlls, as O­ffice installs its own version. Do not set these overrides globally unless Office is installed in a separate wineprefix.