Version 97 of this popular office spreadsheet application.
Main spreadsheet application, opening linked sheets etc. Needs 'corefonts' installed (otherwise splash screen, and row/column titles are strange symbols). On debian I installed msttcorefonts. If you don't have that, I think the 'winetricks' script lets you do something similar.
What does not
Serious problem: VBA editor does not work. Selecting 'tools, macro, visual basic editor', the VBA screen flashes up and closes straightaway. Bugs 11415 & 13807 refer.
What was not tested
Any of the built-in functions, and most of the menus. These had previously been reported working, and this test was only checking for VBA problems.
Basic spreadsheet ok, but VBA editor does not load. Bug 11415 initially reported only for Word 2000 on an earlier Wine version, now updated with info from rc2. 13807 extends the report to include Excel 97 and Word 97. 13807 closed (duplicate) despite neither 11415 nor 13807 registering on this Excel 97 page. Probably prudent for users to consider 13807 as still live, until subsequent tests show VBA ok on Excel 97.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 29 2013||1.5.26||Yes||Yes||Silver||Todd Edwards|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"||Mar 26 2012||1.0.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch"||Jun 10 2008||1.0-rc2||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 03 2006||0.9.14.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Jul 27 2006||0.9.8.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
Ok, go to any terminal of your choice, make sure you are logged in as you, and that wine is in your path. On Ubuntu all this is done for you.
You may need to replace some of the path names with the ones you entered during Excel/Office 97 installation. If you didn't change them, you can safely type all these commands word-for-word.
Type The Fallowing Commands:
And then put in your name and initials, press OK, and your done! You don't need to do this again every time you open Excel, only the first to enter your name and initials.
Installing a service release for older versions of Office (Pre-2003) are not essential but are there if you need them.
Official details on Service Release 1 can be found Here.
You need to install this before Service Release 2(b) if you are going to do so.