Ability Office

Application Details:

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

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What works

Most of the applications run: Write, Spreadsheet, Database, Presentation. File i/o seems OK in most cases - Database can open MS Access MDB, Spreadsheet can open XLS, Presentation PPT etc.

What does not

Main problems so far:

  • Photopaint application - does not start
  • Presentation - unable to run Slide Show mode, unable to create any object with text.
  • Write - slow display of text changes, text/selection miss-match, problems displaying cursor.
  • Cannot save to PDF in any app.
  • Photo-Album application does not start
  • Help text does not display
  • Spreadsheet - cannot insert Chart


What was not tested

Too much to enumerate so far.

Hardware tested


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 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 
CurrentUbuntu 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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