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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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What works

Nothing that I needed to work.

What does not

I use Word Viewer 97 as a last resort when AbiWord and won't display an MS Word document correctly, so I don't use it very often. It used to work several versions of WINE ago, but it didn't work when I needed it earlier. This is the console output I got when I ran it:

$ wine wordview.exe
fixme:x11drv:X11DRV_GetDeviceCaps (0x1d8): CAPS1 is unimplemented, will return 0
fixme:ntdll:NtCreatePort (0x17c96c,0x33ee0c,204,256,(nil)),stub!
err:ole:RPC_StartRemoting Couldn't register endpoint L"\\pipe\OLE_0000000800000009"
fixme:ntdll:NtQuerySystemInformation (0x00000021,0x17d110,0x00000010,0x33edd4) stub
fixme:ntdll:NtQuerySystemInformation (0x0000002d,0x194858,0x00000020,0x33edd4) stub
fixme:volume:GetVolumeNameForVolumeMountPointW (L"C:\\", 0x1ad8c8, 32): stub

This is what I happened when I tried to reinstall Word Viewer:

$ wine wd97vwr32.exe
Could not load 'SHELL.DLL' required by 'BOOTSTRP', error=2


What was not tested

Everything. The program wouldn't work properly.

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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 
ShowDebian 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 
CurrentDebian 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
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.