Ability Office

Application Details:

Version: 4
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.40

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Installs fine, apps launch OK, some are useable.

What does not

Writer (and maybe others as well) cannot create new files. That is: I can open an existing rtf/doc etc file, edit it and save back the changes, but if I try to save a file I am making from scratch, it crashes. Same with the spreadsheet app.


What was not tested

Other apps in the suite not tested. Only Writer and the spreadsheet app.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 15 20101.1.40Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 06 20091.1.11Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 18 20070.9.29.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 27 20060.9.25.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 30 20060.9.16.No Not installable GarbageDan Kegel 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Install note

Ability requires some basic Microsoft DLLs - MFC, Visual C++ runtime, DAO/JET. Before Ability can be installed, these DLLs must be installed. They can be downloaded here:

And to install:

wine -i msiexec MFCSetup.MSI

wine JetSetup.exe

Also, note that Database runs best with msvcrt.dll set to Native.


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