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Microsoft Word Viewer 97-2000 (Release Date: March 17, 1999)

Application Details:

Version: 97/2000 32 bit version
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.19

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Test Results

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What works

Installation, application run, opening very complex documents with many tables, vector images etc.

What does not

Nothing found.


What was not tested

Printing, uninstalling.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 07 20183.19Yes Yes NoSilverJeff D. Hanson 
ShowFedora 9Jul 15 20091.1.25Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch"Jan 26 20080.9.53.Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 22 20070.9.30.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch"Jan 09 20070.9.28.No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3304 Impossible to print from wordview (97/2000 and 2003) CLOSED FIXED View
3903 Microsoft Word Viewer can no longer print CLOSED DUPLICATE View
3939 Attempting to install Word Viewer 97 with win>=win2k fails CLOSED FIXED View
5602 Microsoft Word Viewer 97 installer appears to hang CLOSED INVALID View
46113 Microsoft Word Viewer 97 setup doesn't exit UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

­Do you get an error "There is not enough memory or disk space to run Word Viewer." ?
If so, then this probably means that it can't load a locale DLL:
It tries to load MSV7ENU.DLL, since it assumes English locale.
I guess you've got a different viewer version,­ so you should
accordingly before starting wine, e.g. de_DE, en_US, fr_FR, da_DK and so on (as can be found at e.g. /etc/locale.gen)
Hang on installation?

Installation only seems to hang!

During install the setup seems to hang when "searching for installed components"
Just get yourself a coffee and let it alone. Setup will continue.