This entry is just for testing the installer of Microsoft Office 2007 (aka Office 12) office suite.
Please see the individual AppDB entries for reports on running specific programs included in Office 2007.
Office 2007 is available in 8 editions and 3 different licenses:
When reporting test results, please follow the Guidelines for Submitting Test Reports below (scroll down to notes section).
For information on the individual Microsoft Office 2007 Programs see the relevant AppDB entry.
|Excel||Number crunching for the masses...|
|Access||Design your own relational database.|
|Word||The largest and most well-known word processing software currently available.|
|Powerpoint||Create slideshows with animation and sound.|
|FrontPage||WYSIWYG HTML Editor from Microsoft.|
|Microsoft Outlook||Email, Calendar, Contact Manager, and more.Â|
Performed a full install of Office 2007 Enterprise (Student License, DVD image, then installed Office 2007 SP3 (downloaded from Microsoft website). All according to the HOWTO from this Wine AppDB entry. No problems.
What does not
What was not tested
Installed on Debian 9 Stretch with Wine version 3.0-1~bpo9+1 from stretch-backports.
Debian users note that Debian's wine package does not automatically download Gecko and Mono. These need to be installed manually as described in README.debian that comes with Debian's wine package. I had Gecko installed for both installations (original DVD image and SP3), not sure if it was necessary. The installer of the original DVD image works fine without Mono, but will not install the Office components related to .NET. The Office 2007 SP3 installer completely refused to run without Mono.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||May 03 2019||4.7||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Ruaneri Portela|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||May 05 2019||4.1||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Ruaneri Portela|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 13 2018||3.13||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Isira Seneviratne|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 09 2018||3.13||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Isira Seneviratne|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||May 24 2018||3.0.1||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Peter Nowee|
Test reports that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected.
There are many howtos for installing Office 2007 floating about the internet. These howtos are rarely maintained by their authors, and because of the rapid rate of Wine development, even ones that were accurate at the time they were posted quickly become outdated.
In the case of Office 2007, many of these outside howtos call for installing a long list of winetricks that are unnecessary to install in current Wine. Some of these tweaks can, in fact, prevent Office apps from working properly.
The only howto for installing Office 2007 that is supported here is the one on this page.
If you insist on following an outside howto, ask its author for help. If you ask for help on the forum/mailing list after following an outside howto, you will be told to reinstall in a clean wineprefix following the instructions on this page. Save everyone's time by doing that before you post a question.
These instructions assume you are familiar with the basics of using Wine and Linux, including running apps from the command line. If you are new to Wine and/or Linux, before proceeding further please familiarize yourself with the information in the FAQ, particularly the sections on creating a 32 bit wineprefix, running an installer, and using wineprefixes.
These instructions have been tested and verified to work on the English Enterprise, Pro, and Home & Student editions of Office 2007, installing from a cd. Other editions and/or languages may have issues not encountered in these tests.
Use the most recent version of Wine known to work for Office 2007 (see list of known bad versions above). In most cases this will be the latest development release.
Make sure all dependencies of Wine are installed on your system, including winbind.
Install to a clean 32 bit wineprefix (no winetricks or other tweaks, no other
applications installed), and make sure the Windows version in winecfg is
set to XP. Note that while the installer will appear to complete successfully in a 64 bit wineprefix, the installed applications will not be usable due to bug 30785.
If you are going to install any service packs, install them before setting the override below.
The Wine versions below are known to have regressions that affect the Office 2007 installer. Do not try to install in them: