Microsoft Word

Word processi­ng component of Office '97.­

Application Details:

Version: '97
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.12

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

  • Custom install (without Access)
  • File (new, open, save, save as, page setup, print preview, print) 
  • Edit (cut, copy, paste, find & replace, undo, clear, select all)
  • View (everything on menu except full screen)
  • Format (page setup, alignment, line spacing, indents, fonts, columns, bullets, numbering, change case)
  • Insert (file, page numbers, date & time, comment, field, symbol)
  • Tools (spell check & grammar, thesaurus, word count, track changes)
  • Table (everything except formulas)
  • Window (new, split, arrange all)
  • Help (Index)

What does not

Macros; templates & wizards; clipart from the Clipart Gallery (external clipart inserted as a Picture/From File works fine); selecting Full Screen on the View menu works, but after closing full screen the "Close Full Screen" button remains on screen as an artifact. Help Table of Contents and Search do not work.


What was not tested

Mail merge; envelopes & labels; merge document; protect document; cross reference; index.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

If you are not installing Access, Word (and other Office 97 apps) can now be installed with default Wine settings. Installing Access requires the workaround described in bug #3689. I tested running Word in a virtual desktop, but that caused the menus and toolbars to freeze sporadically; there were no such problems when running in a regular window.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 22 20183.12Yes Yes NoPlatinumIsira Seneviratne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Dec 05 20111.3.34Yes Yes SilverRosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1May 30 20101.2-rc2Yes Yes SilverRosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1Aug 16 20091.1.27Yes Yes SilverRosanne 
CurrentopenSUSE 10.3Jul 19 20081.1.1Yes Yes SilverRosanne 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
758 Menu/combo-box-functionality in managed mode. CLOSED FIXED View
2791 inverted mouse button CLOSED DUPLICATE View
3130 Mouse buttons swap in Word '97 CLOSED FIXED View
3268 SQLInstallDriver failes during MS Office 97 installation CLOSED FIXED View
3689 Microsoft Office 97 installer depends on stdole32.tlb be in v1 (SLTG) format STAGED View
3921 MS Office 97 (winword,powerpoint) crash with unhandled page fault CLOSED FIXED View
4170 Word 97 installation crashes with page fault error CLOSED FIXED View
4235 Can't save files with Word 97 CLOSED FIXED View
5264 Equation editor in Microsoft Office 97/2000/2003/2007 doesn't work CLOSED FIXED View
5503 Opening help in Office97 triggers unhandled page fault CLOSED FIXED View
5504 riched20:Spinner on textfields and comboboxes CLOSED FIXED View
6560 Problems with Office 97 and "" CLOSED FIXED View
7026 Formula objects in Word 97 always trigger unhandled page fault CLOSED FIXED View
7544 ReplaceFileW not implemented CLOSED FIXED View
8195 Detached menus in Microsoft Office 2003/Firefox3/builtin notepad.exe NEW View
11415 Word 2000 VBA editor and macros errors CLOSED FIXED View
13807 Word 97, 2000, Excel 97, VBA editor and macros errors CLOSED DUPLICATE View
13857 winword 97 100% cpu splash CLOSED FIXED View
15211 Inserting objects in Word 97 always trigger an ole error CLOSED FIXED View
16006 Problem getting 'Wordtalk' Addin working in MS Word 97 CLOSED ABANDONED View
21254 Word 97 needs native oleaut32 to record the first macro CLOSED FIXED View
30926 Mathematica 8.0.1 crashes on startup CLOSED FIXED View
48123 Word 97 crashes after calling stub URLMoniker_ComposeWith CLOSED FIXED View

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