Microsoft PowerPoint

Part of Office 2013.

Application Details:

Version: 2013 (32-bit)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.2

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Creating (both blank and using templates), opening and saving presentations, exporting to PDF.

Slide show view, including transitions.

Converting to SmartArt.

Inserting WordArt and images (using the clipboard or through the Insert dialog box) as well as new slides.

Altering slide design, as well as the preview that appears when the pointer hovers over a design.

What does not

Font aliasing is present, unlike native applications on Windows and Linux.

Some slides in the slide pane and New Slide dropdown may not be rendered properly, appearing as black boxes.

Once an object has been selected, it is not possible to do anything with it, such as moving it around, unless it is deselected first. This does not affect text boxes, where text can still be typed in if the user clicks in the text area.

Sometimes PowerPoint may not start properly, instead displaying the Configuring dialog. This can be worked around by killing the respective processes and running PowerPoint again.


What was not tested

Anything not mentioned above.

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)" to run. 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
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20172.2Yes Yes SilverIsira Seneviratne 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
42611 Slides in Slide pane/New Slide dropdown are not rendered properly in PowerPoint 2013 UNCONFIRMED View

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Powertpoint not starting due to the "Not enough memory" problem
by Benjamin D. on Saturday October 7th 2017, 10:26
Hi again ; )
I installed Office 2013 and Word is working quite nicely but Powerpoint and Excel not. I tried the override of riched20 but that didn't work, still it does not startup.

Kubunut 16.04.
Wine version: 2.18

I am mainly using playonlinux to run powertpoint and the others. The problem is well known but I cannot find an answer which is working. I already changed the riched20.dll to use native and nit builtin but that does not change anything. Maybe I am doing it the wrong way?

Thanks Benjamin.
RE: Powertpoint not starting due to the
by Donato Sardella on Tuesday January 9th 2018, 8:59
try using the directx registry fix, it's in the installer page