This entry is just for testing the installer of Microsoft Office 97.
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|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.|
Installing Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, whether through a typical or custom install. A typical install will exit with the message that the install was not completed successfully, but these three apps will have been installed successfully.
What does not
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.
What was not tested
Add or remove components after initial install
Office 97 Pro
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 13 2021||5.22||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jérôme|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 22 2018||3.12||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Isira Seneviratne|
|Show||openSUSE 12.3 x86_64||May 04 2014||1.7.18||Yes||Yes||Silver||Rosanne|
|Current||openSUSE 12.3 x86_64||Oct 07 2013||1.7.3||Yes||Yes||Silver||Rosanne|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze" x86_64||Sep 11 2011||1.3.28||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Mark|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|3689||Microsoft Office 97 installer depends on stdole32.tlb be in v1 (SLTG) format||STAGED||View|
|5170||Office 97 install - failed DDE communication||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|5498||can not use the mouse to change the selected component in Microsoft Office 97 install||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|5503||Opening help in Office97 triggers unhandled page fault||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7544||ReplaceFileW not implemented||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|13783||mmap fail on GVFS||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
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