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i am trying to run office 2007 using wine , everything installed fine but when i try to open any file using word,excel i get DDE failure , or an exception please refer to attached screen shot screen shot shows the error while i running office word or excel

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Can you please crop your screen shot to target only the error messages. I can't read them, Thanks. – CoalaWeb Feb 14 '13 at 8:31
done , please let me know if there is a way to fix this error – waheebyaqub Feb 14 '13 at 8:50
A couple of follow up questions. Ubuntu Version? and Wine Version? – CoalaWeb Feb 14 '13 at 8:54
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , wine 1.4 – waheebyaqub Feb 14 '13 at 9:01
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I have seen alot of assertion failed errors over the years (mainly in native Windows) and they are quite hard to pin point. I recommend that you uninstall Office then upgrade your Wine version as per the instruction below and lastly try installing Office again.

First add the add the PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Then update your system.

sudo apt-get update

Then try installing Wine 1.5

sudo apt-get install wine1.5

That should get you up and running.


Adding the WineHQ PPA Repository

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more very important details here: – cipricus Feb 19 '13 at 19:11

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