Microsoft PowerPoint

Part of Office 2003

Application Details:

Version: 2003
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Inserting and Removing Slides
Package for CD
Design Templates
Inserting Shapes, diagrams, table,
Different views

What does not

When you create a blank presentation or add a new slide, the "Slide Layout" templates do not appear on the right hand side.
• When choosing to insert a chart, either by selecting Insert > Chart or clicking on the chart icon, a placeholder appears instead of the actual chart and a new window called "Microsoft Graph" appears. In this window, choosing to 'Update' or 'Exit and Return to PowerPoint' does nothing.
•  Attempting to play audio and video files crashes the software


What was not tested

Macros and VBA

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentZorin OS 16Feb 22 20227.0Yes Yes NoSilverGMP79 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Feb 23 20121.4-rc4Yes Yes SilverRosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1May 31 20101.2-rc2Yes Yes SilverRosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1Jan 09 20101.1.36Yes Yes SilverRosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1Jul 20 20091.1.26Yes Yes SilverRosanne 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
2318 not working CLOSED FIXED View
7156 Multiple apps need wingdings.ttf NEW View
7372 Can't copy and paste between native apps (e.g., Open Office, Firefox, Gimp) and some Wine apps (affects Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Excel) CLOSED FIXED View
7416 Support multiple independent displays for PowerPoint,, etc CLOSED FIXED View
8358 Powerpoint combo box height / font confusion CLOSED ABANDONED View
12209 Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Office 2007 File Formats does not work for PowerPoint or Excel 2003 NEW View
14641 OLE implementation improvement CLOSED ABANDONED View
14980 Wine does not automatically use the RichEdit Control 'riched20' installed by Microsoft Office 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016 (RichEdit v5.0+ requires native-only override) NEW View
15401 Cannot copy/paste inside powerpoint 2003 CLOSED FIXED View
15418 The Suffering (Midway Games) needs Windows Media Player 'WMVCore.DLL' CLOSED DUPLICATE View
16121 Word 2003/2007 Bold Face Type Bug CLOSED FIXED View
17201 No add-ins loadable in Office 2003 PowerPoint CLOSED FIXED View
17271 Office 2003/2007 help does not work CLOSED FIXED View
17448 Impossible to insert an MPEG file in PowerPoint 2003 CLOSED FIXED View
17450 No icons for printers in PowerPoint & Word 2003 dialog NEW View
17451 Some backgrounds render very slowly in PowerPoint 2003 CLOSED INVALID View
17452 Lcms error crashes PowerPoint 2003 CLOSED FIXED View
20882 Slow rendering of graphics in PowerPoint 2003 CLOSED INVALID View
21043 ArtRage 2.5 : Sluggishness in cursor moves CLOSED FIXED View
21070 PowerPoint 2003 slows down dramatically. CLOSED DUPLICATE View
21379 File open dialog is extremely slow CLOSED FIXED View
21604 Office 2003: can no longer insert picture from file without manually setting override for gdiplus CLOSED FIXED View
23108 Excel & Powerpoint 2003/2007: can't switch between open documents from taskbar, misplaced taskbar icon NEW View
23563 Minimising then maximising Powerpoint 2003 doesn't redraw central slide panel CLOSED ABANDONED View
27643 Powerpoint 2003 does not allow hindi text font selection CLOSED ABANDONED View
27777 Office 2003 apps fail to print graphics with builtin gdiplus CLOSED FIXED View
29255 Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF NEW View
30557 winegstreamer broken with >=glib-2.32.0 CLOSED FIXED View
30687 Powerpoint 2003/2007: embedded video play/pause on click no longer works CLOSED FIXED View
32666 Black background in PowerPoint 2003 CLOSED FIXED View
32767 PowerPoint 2003 shows a document incorrectly NEW View
32769 PowerPoint 2003 hangs when opening test document CLOSED FIXED View

Show open bugs

HowTo / Notes

­­­­­(Updated 2012-02-23)
  • Set riched20 to native after installing (needed for thesaurus). There is no need to copy the dll or use winetricks; Office 2003 installs its own riched20.dll, but the override must be set in winecfg for Wine to use it. Do not set the override globally unless you have Office installed in a separate wineprefix.
  • All but two of the default bullet characters are from Wingdings. If you want them to look the same as on Windows, install that font. 
  • ­Set gdiplus to native, builtin for inserted graphics to display and print  properly. There is no need to install gdiplus, as Office 2003 installs its own version. This override is not needed for earlier versions of Wine, as prior to 1.1.38 the default behavior was to favor gdiplus that was installed ­by the app itself.­  Do not set the override globally unless you have Office installed in a separate wineprefix. If using native gdiplus causes Powerpoint to crash, the most likely cause is nonconformant ttf fonts installed on your system. (Ubuntu in particular is known to be afflicted.) Run winetricks fontfix to fix this.
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  • For mp3 sound to play out of the box, you must have 32 bit libmpg123 installed on your system and Wine must have been compiled with mp3 support. Not all dis­tro packag­es provide this. ­­The workaround for lack of winemp3.acm is to use the codec installed by WMP9,  l3cod­eca.acm. Copy l3codeca.acm to the wineprefix's /windows/system32 directory (or use winetricks to install WMP9), then create a symlink to it named winemp3.acm in the same directory.
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  • To insert and play movies (wmv, avi, mpg), you must have the necessary 32 bit gstreamer-plugins installed on your system. The specific gstreamer-plugins you will need will depend on what codecs your videos are encoded with ("good," "bad," and "ugly" are likely candidates); check the console output for messages about missing gstreamer plugins if audio and/or video playback fails. If you are on a 64 bit system, make sure that you have the 32 bit versions of the plugins installed. (Note that older versions of Wine required the installation of codec packs into the wineprefix for video to work in Powerpoint; this is no longer necessary.) ­
  • ­In current Wine, wmv and mpg files can be inserted and played in Powerpoint without any tweaks, but inserting and playing avi files requires the installation of Windows Media Player (9 or 10) to the wineprefix. ­