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Microsoft Office (installer only)

This entry is just for testing the installer of Microsoft Office 2003 office suite.

Note that Office 2003 was distributed in 6 different versions:

  • Basic (OEM only)
  • Home & Student
  • Standard
  • Small Business
  • Professional
  • Professional Enterprise (volume license only)
When reporting test results, please follow the Guidelines for Submitting Test Reports below (scroll down to notes section).

For information on the individual Microsoft Office 2003 Programs see the relevant wine apps entry.
Application Name Description
Excel Number crunching for the masses...
Access Design your own relational database.
Word The largest and most well-known word processing software currently available.
Powerpoint Create slideshows with animation and sound.
FrontPage WYSIWYG HTML Editor from Microsoft.
Microsoft Outlook Email, Calendar, Contact Manager, and more.

Application Details:

Version: 2003
License: Retail
URL: http://www.office.com
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.12

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Typical install, all programs in Student and Teacher Edition launch and run stably

What does not

nothing

Workarounds

What was not tested

nothing

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 24 20183.12Yes Yes NoPlatinumIsira Seneviratne 
ShowopenSUSE Leap 42.2 x86_64Dec 22 20173.0-rc3Yes Yes YesSilverRosanne 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 11 20161.9.1Yes Yes SilverIsira Seneviratne 
ShowopenSUSE 13.1 x86_64Jan 03 20161.9.0Yes Yes SilverRosanne 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 18 20151.8-rc4Yes Yes SilverIsira Seneviratne 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4517 MS Visual C# 2005 Express Edition fails to install CLOSED DUPLICATE View
4709 Unable to locate LsaRemoveAccountRights in ADVAPI32.dll CLOSED FIXED View
5290 MS Office 2003 Pro: Unable to get ShortPath size CLOSED DUPLICATE View
5647 Office 2003 Setup crashes while installation CLOSED DUPLICATE View
6639 able to bypass serial# prompt box in Office XP 2002 install CLOSED INVALID View
6719 Office 2000/2003 - installer ignore selected functions CLOSED FIXED View
6772 MS office 2003 does not even start with wine CLOSED WORKSFORME View
7544 ReplaceFileW not implemented CLOSED FIXED 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
10274 Office 2003 apps crash on launch CLOSED FIXED View
10354 Microsoft Office 2003 installer doesn't display 'delete installation files' option on completion (office installer cache defaults to drive z:) CLOSED ABANDONED View
11338 Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 update will not install CLOSED FIXED View
13139 Office 2003 install aborts in RC1 CLOSED FIXED View
13352 Microsoft Office 2003: option to 'Install entire feature' is not available when custom install is used CLOSED FIXED View
13908 Office 2003 fails to set icons CLOSED FIXED View
14993 Microsoft Office 2003 installation not finishing correctly CLOSED FIXED View
15296 Installation of MS office broken until last GIT CLOSED FIXED View
16123 WINE and Office progs running in background when they shouldn't be CLOSED FIXED View
16620 Office 2003 cannot install Service Pack 3 CLOSED FIXED View
17600 MSOffice installer (XP, 2003, 2007) : msi crash in custom action CLOSED FIXED View
17734 Office 2003/2007 Installer Faliure CLOSED DUPLICATE View
24272 Office 2003 & 2007 installers fail on an unexpected error CLOSED FIXED View
24802 MSOffice 2003: "Not installed for this user" regression CLOSED FIXED View
24970 AcdSee Pro 3(3.0.475) and Office 2003 'Custom' install crashes CLOSED FIXED View
26089 MS Office 2003 install needs msi.Migrate10CachedPackagesW CLOSED FIXED View
26358 Office 2003 installer crashes immediately CLOSED FIXED View
26811 Office 2003 installer: settings on advanced customization screen cannot be changed CLOSED FIXED View
31942 Office Professional 2003 Installer Crashes Almost Immediately NEW View
33992 Office 2003 install fails CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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HowTo / Notes

Known Regressions

 (Updated 2015-01-31)

The Wine versions below are known to have regressions that affect Office 2003. Do not try to install in them:

  • 1.3.13—current: some versions of the installer have been reported to crash immediately (bugs  26358, 31942). It is not clear what versions might be affected. See the note below for the workaround.
  • 1.3.14 through 1.3.18: standard install works fine (for installers not affected by bug 26358), but advanced customization is not possible
  • 1.3.5 through 1.3.7
  • ­
  • 1.3.2­­
  • 1.1.39 through 1.2-rc3: while the installer works fine in these versions, there was a regression (bug 22725) that caused Excel to crash if data was entered in two adjacent columns. Do not use these versions if you need Excel.
  • ­
  • ­1.­1.35: while the installer works fine in this version, there was a regression (bug 21071) that prevented saving files in Word. Do not use this version if you need Word.­  ­
  • 1.1.17 through 1.1.23
  • 1.1.1 and 1.1.2
  • 1.1.2 through 1.1.9  (German and Spanish versions of Office 2003)
HOWTO

­­(Updated:2015-01-03)

If you are using a version of Wine older than 1.8, upgrade to either the current stable or development release.

Make sure you have all dependencies of Wine installed, including winbind.

If you have 64 bit Wine instal­led, you must create a 32 bit wineprefix for Office 2003 using the WINEARCH=win32 environment variable.

No overrides are required to in­stall Office 2003 Pro.  Install as you would in Windows: insert the cd and run the installer. If the .exe installer crashes (bug 31942), install using the .msi file which should be located in the same directory as setuppro.exe. The name of this file seems to vary by version; files reported to work include pro11.msi and STD11.msi. 


Once Office 2003 is installed, set the following overrides in winecfg:

  • riched20: set to native; needed for the thesaurus
  • gdiplus: for ­1.1.38 and later, set to native, builtin. This override is not needed for earlier versions of Wine, 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 Office apps 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 these dlls, as Office installs its own version. These overrides should not be set globally unless Office is installed in a separate wineprefix. If other apps are installed in the same wineprefix as Office, set the overrides individually for Office apps.

The above overrides are needed for all Office 2003 applications. Check the AppDB entries for the individual Office applications for any additional, application-specific tweaks that may be needed.

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Guidelines for Submitting Test Reports
  1. Test in a clean wineprefix with plain Wine.
  2. Specify exactly which edition of Office 2003 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. 
Test reports that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected.
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.

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