Microsoft Word

Word processing component of Office 2013.

Application Details:

Version: 2013 (32 bit)
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.9

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Test Results

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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
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 02 20205.9Yes Yes YesBronzekebab 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Oct 29 20183.19Yes Yes NoPlatinumJonathan 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 24 20183.11Yes Yes YesBronzeIsira Seneviratne 
ShowFedora 27 x86_64Apr 01 20183.0No, but has workaround Yes YesBronzeXU Guang-zhao 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 19 20183.0Yes Yes YesSilverRaymonf 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
14980 Wine does not automatically use the RichEdit Control 'riched20' installed by Microsoft Office 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016 (RichEdit v5.0+ requires native-only override) NEW View
38554 MS Office Word 2013: Word is not aware of keyboard layout change UNCONFIRMED View

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just install the 32bit packages of the display system
by Niklas on Wednesday April 24th 2019, 7:39
it worked like a charm for me after installing the following packages...

sudo pacman -S lib32-libxinerama lib32-libxcomposite lib32-v4l-utils