I've tried running MS Office through wine but it failed to install correctly. As for LibreOffice it has some limitations when it comes to writing equations which is important for me seeing how I'm a training to become a mathematician next year. I'll also need high-level formatting tools. Which office suite would best suit my needs taking into consideration the aforementioned problems/requirements?
On my Ubuntu 12.10, I installed Microsoft Office 2007 normally through the latest version of wine.
Try installing it and then try installing Microsoft Office again.
In a terminal type:
Try installing Office again.
If a normal install fails, try installing office through Winetricks.
The best Office Suite on Ubuntu (and other Linux distributions too) is LibreOffice. It gets a "Math" module for editing equations (LibreOffice Math). If your not satisfied, you get alternatives such as Apache OpenOffice (which is very close of LibreOffice) and eventually the Calligra Suite that may integrate well with the KMath KDE software.