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I used to be a MS Excel 2003 guru. I installed MS Office in Ubuntu with Wine, but the Macros make Excel crash.

Is there any way to get this working? I've been thinking to install VMWare with WinXP, but I would like to run Excel (for instance) from the Ubuntu desktop (I don't know if that's possible).

I've tried to install the dll's in Wine, but without success.

Whining: I've tried to 'work' with OpenOffice, but the language and the IDE are getting to me. I'm trying to create a database with base and extract the data with calc, but I've been struggling for days where I would have finished already with Access/Excel.

Edit: Finally with VMWare Player, WinXP & Office 2003, I'm set to go...

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Just saw this askubuntu.com/questions/1686/…. Seems like Excel 2003 doesn't work with wine. –  GUI Junkie Jul 11 '11 at 13:53
    
yep, VMWare with XP or Remote Desktop should be your friends. For documents you could give LyX a chance, though ;) –  type Jul 11 '11 at 13:54
    
I'll give Crossover a try codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/group/?app_id=779 –  GUI Junkie Jul 11 '11 at 13:59
    
@type Thanks, I've no problem with Writer for documents. I'm not trying to do anything advanced there. –  GUI Junkie Jul 11 '11 at 14:00
    
@GUI Junkie : Does Excel 2007 crash when using Macros also ? –  Binarylife Jul 11 '11 at 14:05

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While you try to get used to LibreOffice (OpenOffice.org is essentially dead, so you should switch), you can try to install MS Office Excel with PlayOnLinux. It is available in the repositories, and makes installing most common/important Windows applications a breeze.

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I'll give that a try, thanks. –  GUI Junkie Jul 11 '11 at 14:52
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Pd. I don't know if OpenOffice is dead, but it should be taken out to the back and be shot –  GUI Junkie Jul 11 '11 at 14:56
    
So what's the difference between OpenOffice and LibreOffice apart from the serial number? –  GUI Junkie Jul 16 '11 at 17:55
    
Ah, I've tried PlayOnLinux, but it leans on Wine so the result is that I've uninstalled Office. I'll try again when I can. –  GUI Junkie Jul 16 '11 at 17:56

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