Quattro Pro


Spreadsheet component of the WordPerfect Office 2002 suite.

This AppDB entry is for test results and guidance notes for the Quattro Pro application. There is a separate AppDB entry for the WordPerfect Office 2002 suite.

It is recommended you read and follow the guidance notes of this entry and those to be found under the WordPerfect Office 2002 suite AppDB entry. Except where indicated otherwise, all guidance notes are valid for Wine 1.0.0 and later.

Application Details:

Version: 10
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.8

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

File menu (with enhanced file dialogues disabled)

New - New from Project - Open - Close - Close All - Save - Save As - Save All
Page Setup - Print - Print Preview- Publish To (HTML)
Recent File List

Edit menu

Undo - Redo
Cut - Copy - Paste - Paste Special (workbook selection)
Copy Cells - Convert to Values - Move Sheets - Delete
Clear - Fill - Select All
Find and Replace - Go To
Find Breaks

View menu

Draft - Page - Page Breaks - Objects Page
Toolbars - Property Bar - Application Bar - Comments - Formulas
Group Mode - Split Window - Locked Titles

Insert menu

Cells - Row - Column - Sheet
Symbol - Date - Graphics (Clipart) - Shapes - Comment - Function - Form Control - Name
Page Break

Format menu

Selection Properties - Sheet Properties - Notebook Properties
Text Reformat
QuickFit - SpeedFormat - Define Styles
Object Order

Tools menu

Spell Checker - Dictionary - Thesaurus
Quick Filter - Sort
Customize - Settings

Window menu

Cascade - Tile Top to Bottom - Tile Side by Side
New View - Arrange Icons - Hide - Show
Windows List

Help menu

PerfectExpert - Corel on the Web
About Quattro Pro

What does not

File menu (with enhanced file dialogues enabled)

Open - Save As
Publish To (XML)

Edit menu

Paste Special (OLE)

Insert menu

Chart [crash] - Graphics (TextArt)
Object [crash]

Help menu

Help Topics - Macro Commands - CorelTUTOR - Microsoft Excel Help


What was not tested


File menu

Notebook Group
­Send to

Edit menu

Activate embedded or linked object - OLE Links

Insert menu

XML Tags
External Data - File

Tools menu

Speech Recognition

Macro - Visual Basic
Outline - Auditing - Numeric Tools - Data Tools
Consolidate - Scenario - Workgroup - Internet

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Appeared to work equally well with Microsoft Excel format documents but this was not tested thoroughly.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 24 20091.1.8N/A Yes Silver[email protected] 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected

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HowTo / Notes

WARNING Enhanced File Dialogues do not work under Wine

By default, Quattro Pro uses 'enhanced' (Explorer-like) file dialogues. These do not work under Wine. Quattro Pro will probably crash opening an existing spreadsheet or saving a new one unless the enhanced dialogues are disabled first.

Start Quattro Pro. Select Settings... under the Tools menu. Select File Options... Uncheck the "Use enhanced file dialogs" box. Click OK.

Program Crash or Hang on Exit

This is obvious when Quattro Pro is run from a console. It may give problems when Quattro Pro is run by clicking on an icon.

This seems to be an OLE issue as it does not occur when dcom98, the native Windows OLE implementation, is used. If you choose to use dcom98, you probably forgo any hope of support from WineHQ.

On the downside, with dcom98, PerfectExpert becomes almost as annoying as an animated paper clip.

Unable to Create Storage for OLE2 Object

Each time a Quattro Pro workbook is opened, a message box appears with this message. Ignore it. Oddly, there is no such message when Microsoft Excel format workbooks are opened.

This too is an issue that goes away when dcom98 is used.

Button Click not always Honoured

Sometimes clicking a button only seems to depress the button: the action the button is supposed to occasion does not occur. Simply press the button again.

Format > Selection Properties

Selecting this menu option presents a pop-up window. It is immediately obvious that this pop-window is not displayed correctly.

Many legitimate attempts to format the selection will be rejected. Seemingly because the number of decimal places has not been specified on the Numeric Format tab. Set the number of decimal places and try again.

Trying again will not work if you try to set cell content alignment. The application will not let you change the tab and so you cannot set the number of decimal places. The only way out of this is to save the workbook and close the application.

The formatting functions all appear to work correctly – it is only the selection properties window that does not. It is suggested you set selection properties and, in particular, cell content alignment by means of toolbar icons.


It is possible to drag-and-drop slide components (such as the title). However all attempts to do this seem to move the element off the top left-hand corner of the window. This is probably another consequence of the 0cm,0cm pointer position.

Finger trouble may result in a slide element being dragged-and-dropped off the top left-hand corner of the window and it is not possible to drag-and-drop the element back to where is came from. Control-Z will undo the drag-and-drop if used immediately. When it is too late to use Control-Z, try recovering the situation using Format > Reapply Layout.


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