Microsoft Bookshelf, was a very good brief dictionary. Very useful to small computers.

This software had two versions:

1) From an install CD (pay version).

2) From the MS Office 97 Professional install CD (bundled version).

I will talk about this last version.

To run the software, you have to:

1) Put the MS Office 97 Pro CD into your CD/DVD internal or external player.

2) Open your System File Manager.

3) Copy the CD folders: "aamsstp" and "books" into your system ".wine\drive_c:" folder.

4) Create a desktop shortcut with the name "Microsoft Bookshelf" (don't forget to specificate the "wine" necessary parameters).

5) The software doesn't need an installation process. It runs directly from the "bssee.exe" file.

Application Details:

Version: 97
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.0

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What works

You can see and find all the dictionary words, pictures and animations.

You can hear some sounds (spellings and audios).

You can copy text from this dictionary to other Linux app (LibreOffice, etc.), but you will lose the original format and you will get the "© 1997 Biblograf, All Rights Reserved" message.

What does not

You can not to play the included videos. There is some original component which is missing, here, and Wine doesn't have it (but, you can play the video files, directly from the software folder, with any media player app, like VLC).

You can not to get audio from the graphical animations. You only will see the images.


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Additional Comments

This software doesn't need the typical installation process. You just have to copy the original "aamsstp" and "books" folders to the ".wine/drive_c" folder. It can be run directly from the "bssee.exe" file.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 02 20161.9.0N/A Yes BronzeJuan 
ShowUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 01 20161.9.0N/A Yes BronzeJuan 

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