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 all the words definitions and all the images (photographs and diagrams).

You can see and play the graphical animations, without sounds (see the next section).

What does not

No sounds at all. You can't hear the words spelling and/or audios.

No video at all.

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Additional Comments

The software asks for an specific MS Windows component, which isn't present in WineHQ, to play the videos and sounds. Also, this component was out of the main MS Windows installations since Windows Vista.

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

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