Ability Office

Application Details:

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

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What works

installs fine, applications open (Write, spreadsheet, ..) and you can work inside and save. 

What does not

Cannot open files- crashes before the dialog box shows up. Just wanted to open a ReadME of another wine installed app with "Writer". Then I tried to launch the Spreadsheet app and open a file, and it crashed too. 


What was not tested

other stuff

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Additional Comments

cannot open files

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 15 20101.1.40Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 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

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3619 Picasa autoupdater fails to validate download; problem in WinVerifyTrust? CLOSED FIXED View
5555 Ability office installer fails to download remote .msi CLOSED FIXED View
5573 Ability Office 4 fails to install; problem in WinVerifyTrust? CLOSED DUPLICATE View
5579 Ability Office 4 fails to install: err:msi:copy_package_to_temp failed to copy package CLOSED FIXED View
5893 Ability Office 4 fails to install CLOSED FIXED View
5908 Ability Office 4 doesn't start up? CLOSED FIXED View
12014 Ability installer crashes in crypt32 CLOSED FIXED View

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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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