I want to know how to install Microsoft Office (specifically, Microsoft Office 2010) in Ubuntu?
I am a die hard fan of MS Office and I want to know if there is a way I can use it in Ubuntu.
Note that the first few images are from myself, and the rest are from here since I don't have a MS Office 2010 CD.
The following tutorial also works in Ubuntu 12.10.
Download PlayOnLinux using the commands:
Search for the Microsoft Office version you want to install (in our case, it's MS Office 2010).
Choose Other. I'll assume that you have your MS Office 2010 CD.
Insert your CD and type
Although you can install MS Office, I recommend using LibreOffice (which is installed by default). It's a free Office Suite that is compatible with all your office files.
Wine is a Windows application compatibility layer that allows you to run some Windows applications in Linux.
According to Wine AppDB for MS Office 2010, MS Office 2010 (32-bit) is given a Platinum rating, ie; it installs and runs flawlessly on an out-of-the-box Wine installation. Wine Version 1.5.13 or better is required for greater compatibility.
I have had much success getting office 2007 working, but nothing past that. I'd recommend taking a look into learning more about LibreOffice.
You may try using Wine (see Software Center) for Windows applications. Not sure if Office 2010 will work. Although Office 2003 works fine for me.
A fallback option is to run an actual version of Windows under a virtualization system like virtualbox or KVM. Of these, VirtualBox is the easiest to get running and to learn: just install the package
I tried to install Office 2010 on my Ubuntu system. It crashed half way through. However, Office 2007 works without issues on the same settings. I suggest you try out Office 2007 . There is virtually no difference between the two. Mind you, MS Outlook and MS Access dont run on wine at all (atleast for me they fail to launch every time) . Only Word, Powerpoint , Excel and Publisher and Visio will work.
I have managed to install office 2010 using playonlinux 4.0.16 on Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 64bit. Find the tutorial here
Its as easy as installing it on Windows. See the screenshot below
install playonlinux, fire up playonlinux and chose "other download software" on the left hand side, and select Office 2010 on the right hand side scroll list. After that it is pretty clear on how to install office 2010. The install process takes a while so be patient.
You can install Playonlinux. PlayOnLinux is a graphical front-end for the Wine software compatibility layer which aims to simplify the installation of Windows-based application.
If you have the CD, you can follow the instructions there. If you don't you can buy the CD here, you should also be able to buy the CD in the computer store nearest you.
These components don't work :
I am currently using Microsoft Office 2010 Professional and it works great, didnt have ANY problems installing or starting it up. Get this, it actually runs faster in linux than it did when i used to have windows on this box... i almost laughted my head right off.
I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and KDE 9.10.0, 32-bit (i386) all around. My Wine version is 1.5 I use the kubuntu backports for kde and the backports for wine as well just to keep updated.
Here is one guide
Or you can use crossover
WINE OFFICE 2010 PRO PLUS
Install Guide for Ubuntu 14.04 x64
Until recently, it was difficult of impossible to get all of Office 2010 running on Ubuntu. I don't know about ALL, but I worked this out for myself and I have created the guide I wanted, but could not find.
I followed and updated steps from this guide http://www.unixwerk.eu/linux/slack/wine.html
I have 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04, so Wine is 64 bit... which I don't understand, since XP is not 64 bit.... At any rate, I needed 32 bit Wine.
You also need a 32-bit Office 2010 ISO file.
STEP 2) Create a wine prefix
Note that I didn't want wine32 to be hidden (.wine32) ==> personal preference
STEP 3) Install fonts
STEP 4) Install Dependencies for office 2010 (32 bit)
download and run script: http://winezeug.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/install-addons.sh Make executable: you need to right click-> properties-> Permissions --> Allow to execute (CHECK yes)
-> Libraries -> add msi(native, builtin) -> select msi(native, builtin) -> Edit -> change to (builtin, native)
STEP 6) Right Click the ISO in file explorer --> Open With Disk Image Mounter
STEP 7) Run setup
(Note your ISO CD might not be named "Office2010 Plus", change as needed.)
STEP 8) WINEPREFIX=~/wine32 winecfg -> Libraries -> add riched20
Now, under Libraries, you should have:
STEP 9) Create shortcuts 9A) use favorite text editor and create "WORD.desktop" on Desktop
9B) use favorite text editor to create "word.sh"
STEP 11) Copy these two files and make Excel, PowerPnt, OneNote, etc. as you desire.
STEP 12) Do not add anything to this WINEPREFIX=~/wine32. Use a new WINEPREFIX for other programs. You can break it, apparently.
RESULTS Eveything I normally use works:
I use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote on Linux. Picture Manager seems to work, but shortcuts don't work, so you can't really open a picture.
Not tested, cuz I don't know what/how/details: (I don't normally use these so I can't say it works)
TIP on DUALBOOTING Windows 8
You cannot access files on your Windows Partition if:
For this reason, I moved my Documents folder to a separate partition so I could leave Fastboot on and Hibernate windows 8 if I want.
I got Xubuntu 14.04 and installed it via Wine first which failed miserably cause it was requiring MSXML 5.0...
When I installed it via PlayOnLinux, amazingly it worked perfectly, it even installed the missing MSXML 5.0 but gave me an error on Outlook.exe, so it only installed Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, the rest of them failed.
So, my advice is to install it via PlayOnLinux and not waste energy configuring Wine.
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