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Microsoft Office (installer only)

This entry is just for testing the installer of Microsoft Office 97.

When reporting test results, please follow the Guidelines for Submitting Test Reports below (scroll down to notes section).

Application Name Description
Excel Number crunching for the masses...
Access Design your own relational database.
Word The largest and most well-known word processing software currently available.
Microsoft Powerpoint Create slideshows with animation and sound.
FrontPage WYSIWYG HTML Editor from Microsoft.
Microsoft Outlook Email, Calendar, Contact Manager, and more.

Application Details:

Version: '97
License: Retail
URL: http://www.office.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.11

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

What does not

Installer fails as described in bug report 55170

Workarounds

What was not tested

Program does not install.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 12.x "Bookworm" x86_64Jul 01 20238.11No Not installable NoGarbageJonas Svensson 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 13 20215.22Yes Yes YesSilverJ�r�me 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 22 20183.12Yes Yes NoSilverIsira Seneviratne 
ShowopenSUSE 12.3 x86_64May 04 20141.7.18Yes Yes NoSilverRosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 12.3 x86_64Oct 07 20131.7.3Yes Yes NoSilverRosanne 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
55170 Access 97 installer fails with could not open file UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Guidelines for Submitting Test Reports
  1. Specify exactly which edition of Office 97 you tested (Standard, Pro, etc.) This is crucial--bugs that affect one edition may not affect others.
  2. Specify exactly what type of install you tested (Typical, Custom, Minimal, etc.)
  3. Limit your report to the installer only. Reports on the performance of individual apps should be filed under their respective AppDB entries. Problems with running any of the apps should only be mentioned if it is clear that it is due to a problem with the installer.
  4. If you used any overrides during the install, please list them and explain exactly what problem each override was needed to solve.
Guidelines for Submitting Test Reports

 

  1. Test in a clean wineprefix, using plain Wine. 
  2. Specify exactly which edition of Office you tested (Standard, Pro, etc.). This is crucial--bugs that affect one edition may not affect others.
  3. Specify exactly what type of install you tested (Typical, Custom, Minimal, etc.)
  4. Limit your report to the installer only. Reports on the performance of individual apps should be filed under their respective AppDB entries. Problems with running any of the apps should only be mentioned if it is clear that it is due to a problem with the installer.
  5. If you used any overrides during the install, please list them and explain exactly what problem each override was needed to solve.
  6. Test reports that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected.

Comments

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Best article I have found detailing installation instructions
by Moxvallix on Monday June 6th 2022, 0:50
web.archive.org/web/20071025095710/http://wine-review.blogspot.com/2007/09/running-ms-office-97-under-linux-with.html

Unfortunately, only an archived version of the article is around. Luckily, the article was archived well.
The article has quite a detailed walk through of getting it all working.
Installation Access 97
by Chibiko on Wednesday August 6th 2014, 9:49
> If Access is included in the install (typical or custom), the installer gives an error message about being unable to register accwiz.dll (bug #3689) and states that the install was not completed successfully at the end. While msaccess.exe is copied to the Office directory, it will not run because the installer could not register it.

Okay. U need: accwiz.dll; msjet35.dll,msjet40.dll - put them in C:\\windows\system32

After it Access will install. And will work :D
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