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

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Opening and saving documents (DOC, as well as DOCX with the Office Compatibility Pack installed), creating tables.

What does not


What was not tested

Everything not mentioned above.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

The Office Compatibility Pack works with Word 97, though Microsoft states that at least Office 2000 is required.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch 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 
ShowopenSUSE 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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