Microsoft Word

Word processing component of Office 2013.

Application Details:

Version: 2013 (32 bit)
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.2

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Installation from x86 Office 2013 ISO image to a clean 32-bit Wine prefix.

Activation using active Microsoft account.

Opening and saving Word documents.

Editing Word documents (only did basic checks).

Document "protection" and encryption features.

Recording and using macros (only tested a very basic one).

Using online templates from menu.

What does not

Exporting Word document to PDF (file appeared to be blank, but text selectable).

Resizing the Microsoft Word window (starts maximsed, fails after unmaximising).

Indent/Spacing in "Page Layout" do not show correct up/down icons (buttons still work)

Typefaces appear somewhat aliased, unlike native Linux/Windows applications.


What was not tested


Most likely anything else not listed as "tested".

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Winetricks and Mono (said not found, declined offer to install) were not used. Requires a DLL override for "riched20.dll", select "Native (Windows)" (bug 14980) to allow for activation by Microsoft account, as well as not having black font/size labels. The registry value "HKCU\Software\Wine\Direct3D\MaxVersionGL" (DWORD) must be set to "30002" (hex) to avoid a black screen on load. You may need to create the "Direct3D" key first if it is not present.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Feb 24 20172.2Yes Yes SilverKarl Cheng 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 12 20172.0Yes Yes GoldGP 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Nov 24 20161.9.23Yes No GarbageKarl Cheng 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 11 20161.9.14Yes Yes GarbageIsira Seneviratne 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 01 20161.9.13Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
14980 Wine does not automatically use the riched20 installed by Office 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016 REOPENED View
38554 MS Office Word 2013: Word is not aware of keyboard layout change UNCONFIRMED View

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