Microsoft Word

Word processing component of Office 2016.

Application Details:

Version: 2016 (32-bit)
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.3-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Text, tables, forms, online template download and modification. Rules, table of contents, header and footer. Desktop capture insert.

What does not

When inserting images (and wordart) they are blank. Anyways you cand modify and move them.

Sign in to validate license doesnt work too. If you install a preactivated copy it stays activated.

Online image or video insert


Wine windows: win7, 32bit architecture!

Additional components and fonts using winetricks:

dotnet35,40,45,46; msxml6; riched30 (some people suggest riched20, havent tried)

andale, arial, comicsans, corefonts, courier, georgia, impact, times, trebuchet, verdana, webdings

libraries on winecfg(I think winetricks made these changes):

If that doesnt work you can try these extra steps (I dont have those files and I didnt need to do it)(askubuntuforum):

Copy the AppvIsvSubsystems32.dll and the C2R32.dll from: /Program
Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/ClickToRun/ to: /Program
Files/Microsoft Office/root/Office16/
Edit registry by adding a DWORD named HKCU/Software/Wine/Direct2D/max_version_factory, set to zero.

What was not tested

Online collaboration (as I cant sign in)


Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

The biggest drawback is the blank images bug.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Mar 17 20194.3-stagingYes Yes YesSilverÁngel 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 25 20183.12Yes No YesGarbageIsira Seneviratne 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Mar 04 20183.0Yes Yes YesSilverJonathan 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 22 20183.0Yes Yes YesGoldGP 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 27 20172.17Yes Yes YesGarbageKlaus Frank 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
38554 MS Office Word 2013: Word is not aware of keyboard layout change UNCONFIRMED View
44826 MS Word 2013/2016 document area text shaping does not work NEW View

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The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Crashes During Loading Screen
by Tommy Vandermolen on Thursday December 13th 2018, 19:28
I'm able to install successfully, but Word (and all the other Office programs) display the loading screen, then crash.

With any of the Office programs, this line seems to show up in the trace:
"=>0 0x7b43e03c GetFirmwareEnvironmentVariableW+0x13c() in kernel32 (0x0033b768)"

I'm running wine-devel 4.0-rc1. I can get the Office installer to work consistently on multiple Wine versions. It's running the installed programs that I'm getting stuck on.
RE: Crashes During Loading Screen
by cqwefqwefqwife on Monday February 11th 2019, 7:36
Reproduced here using Ubuntu 17.10, wine-4.0-rc2.

Tried native gdiplus as well as various Direct2D/Direct3D registry tricks. No succes.

@Tommy Vandermolen: have you tried installing/running using older Wine, e.g. 3.0?

by smaecks on Monday January 22nd 2018, 13:49
As of now it seems that every Direct2D call causes at least Word to crash.

Steps to reproduce the crash:

- Open a new Word document
- Use the headline template
- write two or more headlines
- the application will crash while attempting to call an Direct2D Function

for example:

=>0 0x7a9d03a3 in dwrite (+0x303a3) (0x0032e218)
1 0x7a9d0da6 in dwrite (+0x30da5) (0x0032e258)
2 0x7a9cac87 in dwrite (+0x2ac86) (0x0032e2c8)

dwrite is the DirectWrite Function implemented in Direct2D.