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I have recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04. 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 the way to use it in Ubuntu?

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See also here: askubuntu.com/questions/154005/… –  Tinellus Jun 26 '12 at 15:50
I recommend using LibreOffice. It's free, preinstalled with Ubuntu and it can handle MSOffice files. –  Jop May 12 '13 at 12:17
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Try PlayOnLinux.

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:

wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O     
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux

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Click Install.

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Search for the Microsoft Office version you want to install (in our case, it's MS Office 2010).

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Click Install.

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Click Next.

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Choose Other. I'll assume that you have your MS Office 2010 CD.

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Insert your CD and type /media/cdrom in the blank space. Replace cdrom with the name of the CD. Then click next and MS Office 2010 will be installed!

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.

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Though one year has passed (and the menus of PlayOnLinux are slightly different now), the installation went smooth and is now kicking! I just had two bugs on POL related with Office OneNote and Outlook, though I specified that I didn't want them installed - so, no problem here. Good job –  Sosi Jun 18 '13 at 12:37
Same here. Word works with Hebrew after changing Wine to latest version (playonlinux.com/en/topic-11298-Hebrew_Font_is_messed_up.html) –  yoavram Mar 31 at 7:36
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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.

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These components don't work :

  • Microsoft Office Access
  • Microsoft Office Groove
  • Microsoft Office Outlook
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