Version 97 of this popular office spreadsheet application.
On first launch, Excel 97 may hang on the splash screen. I suspect this is due to it requesting confirmation of the user's full name and initials *if they are not already set*. I ran excel.exe /e under wine, which skipped the splash screen and I was able to see the dialog box confirming user details. After this Excel would open normally.
What does not
Visual Basic editor opens but then immediately closes by itself
What was not tested
|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|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"||Mar 26 2012||1.0.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||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.