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

typing + editing.

insert animations

make drawings.

Almost everything as far as i tested.

What does not

Saving an excisiting document with CTRL+S or trough the menu. (save as and overwrite works though)

paste and image into the document (has to go trough insert-> from file)

Media gallery, mainly everything wich requires an internet connection.

insert a graphic.


What was not tested

insert movie / sound
save as webpage
some other stuff

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

You have to follow the guide from And i installed from local source.

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

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7156 Multiple apps need wingdings.ttf NEW View
12209 Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Office 2007 File Formats does not work for PowerPoint or Excel 2003 NEW 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
17450 No icons for printers in PowerPoint & Word 2003 dialog NEW View
23108 Excel & Powerpoint 2003/2007: can't switch between open documents from taskbar, misplaced taskbar icon NEW View
29255 Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF NEW View
32767 PowerPoint 2003 shows a document incorrectly NEW View

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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. ­