Microsoft office is a set of applications by Microsoft for performing office tasks. Widely used in the PC world, and possible to run in Ubuntu under wine. Microsoft provides no support for use in this manner and is proprietary software. Open Source alternatives such as Libre Office provide a ...

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How do I view an Outlook .msg file?

I need to view a .msg file. It is an email from Microsoft Outlook. How can I do this in Ubuntu?
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Is there a LibreOffice equivalent to microsofts office themes?

I've used MS office for many years now. Especially powerpoint. One of the strengths is that it defines and separates the concepts of template and theme. A theme can be saved and contains fonts, ...
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Installed Office 2007 in Wine, How to Run Them?

I installed Office 2007 using Wine1.6 on Ubuntu 14.04. Seemed to go fine but I can't find the Office executables to get them to run. I would also like to add the shortcuts to the toolbar or desktop
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How to set MS Word 2010 as default application for all docx and other types?

I have installed MS Office 2010 on Ubuntu 12.04 using PlayonLinux. Now to open a .docx file I have to first open Word and then use open to open the file I want. When I double click on the file it ...
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Microsoft Access Database (.mdb) corrupted after backup on ubuntu server

On my network I host several Microsoft Access databases in a folder shared with samba. I also backup the databases every day using SimpleBackup, which sticks them in an uncompressed .tar folder. When ...
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Cannot install Microsoft Office 2010 using PlayOnLinux

I am trying to install Microsoft Office 2010 on Ubuntu 14.04 using PlayOnLinux and I selected office 2010 from the list of programs to install on PlayOnLinux. I was fine selecting the .exe setup file ...
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Is it possible to open an Access 2010 database file without using Wine or VirtualBox?

I have a .accdb file created with Microsoft Office 2010 and I want to know if it is possible to open it with some native Ubuntu application like LibreOffice or OpenOffice, I know LibreOffice has ...
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Microsoft VBA on Linux

I really, really want to switch to Linux as my everyday OS. However, one of the things I must be able to do for my job is write / fix VBA macros for Excel. I know LibreOffice has it's own scripting ...
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Base 4.2.1 does not display Access Database Connection option

I am a relatively new user to Ubuntu. I would like to open Access database in Ubunutu to view the tables but cannot use Wine/MS Office. I have installed LibreOffice 4.2.1 alongwith base. Problem is ...
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Using MS Excel Keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu

I recently switched again from Windows to Ubuntu 13.04. I use MS Excel a lot, and don't want to exchange it from Libre Office. For me it runs fine with Wine. However the reason I switch back to ...
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Opening an .accdb file in Ubuntu?

I've received a Microsoft Access .accdb file (version 2010 I believe) that I need to get some data from. How can I open it in Ubuntu? Is there any tool that would allow me to do so? PS: Read-only is ...
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migrating from windows to ubuntu

my primary concerns are, 1. Dota 2 (steam game) - Will i need to reinstall "steam client and game" once i change os from win 7 to ubuntu 14.1 ?(Ubuntu supports Steam client) ...
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Unable to install MS Office, wine1.7, and getting updates

I am a new ubuntu user, just installed 12.04 LTS. Learned a lot from ubuntu users suggestions on the webs. I am a student and frequent user of MS office. However, I am unable to install MS Office as ...
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What is Wine. Is it part of Ubuntu?

I want to run MS Office on Ubuntu and have found messages saying you can do it with Wine, but I don't know what Wine is.
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Outlook 2010 via wine is installed, but can't add an account / Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed MS Office 2010 using wine on Ubuntu 14.04. When I open Outlook and try to add new account, I see following: http://www.imagebam.com/image/e0d8c2344431849 I press "Add account" and ...
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Unable to write the license-key in Office 2010 via Wine [closed]

I have a Linux Ubuntu 13.04 with Wine 1.5. I've tried to install an Office 2010 Professional Plus, but when I had to write the license-key, I can't write anything. The text-box is unable to write... ...
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Installing MS Office 2013 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am trying to install Microsoft Office 2013 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32-bit). I have downloaded an iso file of said product and installed wine1.4-i386 using the apt-get command on the terminal. The ...
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Using RTL languages with MS Office in Wine 1.4

I've installed MS Office 2007 in Ubuntu 12.04 using Wine 1.4 with no problems, and it works fine with the English Language. However, I need to use it to work with Arabic and Hebrew, and it doesn't ...
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How to install Microsoft Office 2013 on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

My system is running on Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and I have already installed wine-1.6.2, and when I go and double click on setup.exe icon, I get the following Setup Error dialog: Setup can't find ...
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Can I open Microsoft Word and Excel files?

Can I open Microsoft Word and Excel files with Ubuntu?
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MS Office 2003/wine/

Ubuntu 12.04.2, wine installed as administrator (not root), MS Office 2003 installed as administrator (not root). Word, Excel, etc. work fine under administrator account but can't get either to run ...
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What is fuse Filesystem

While installing the Office 2010 on Linux Ubuntu I received the error message that Error: The following file is located on a Fuse Filesystem. It may prevent wine from working. I'm using ...
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Opening files from networks with Libre office

I am able to see all files (word/excel etc) through Dolphin/network: I am able to cut from network computers, and paste and then open in my system: However all other files like PDF/photos etc open ...
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MS Word error message under Wine HQ [duplicate]

I had installed MS Word through Wine on my Ubuntu Desktop. It work perfectly. But everytime when I run MS Word 07 I have error message. If close this a error window. Word still runs and works fine. ...
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Activate Office 2010 running in PlayOnLinux with a KMS server

Is it possible to activate a volume licensed copy of Microsoft Office installed using PlayOnLinux with my organisation's Key Management server? The installation with PlayOnLinux worked flawlessly but ...
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Help installing Microsoft office 10 in Ubuntu 14 64 bits using Winetricks

I was trying to install Microsoft Office in Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits using winetricks,I selected wine default prefix,then choose dlls dotnet20 and msxml6 after that a warning message appears (mono not ...
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How to make solver work in Excel [PlayOnLinux install]

Because for school I have to work with Excel, I installed Microsoft office 2010 with PlayOnLinux. Office is working great, except when I try to use the solver function in Excel. The moment I activate ...
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Can Ubuntu open and run Microsoft Word files? [duplicate]

Looking at converting from Windows XP to Ubuntu. Need to know if Ubuntu can open and update Microsoft Word files.
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Can I install Microsoft Office? If so, how?

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.
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How to get Office 2010 (specifically Outlook) to run? [duplicate]

Although there are many alternatives out there, I'm not prepared to get away from Outlook yet, and I have many clients I'd like to switch over to Ubuntu but they need Outlook and won't switch because ...
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What IM do you use to login into Microsoft Office Communicator? [closed]

I've used Pidgin, but it hasn't worked 100%, so maybe you know about something better...
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How well does Microsoft Office Excel work in Wine? [closed]

Some interest in Excel 2003, but primarily in Excel 2007. Wondering if advanced features, such as macros can be made to work flawlessly. Or if there are any major issues I should know about. Using an ...
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Can I run MS Office apps installed under windows?

I don't have the option of installing the MS Office apps under Wine mostly as I simply don't have them, but these apps do exist on the workstation I use at work. I have installed Ubuntu on this ...
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How to remove Microsoft Office icons?

I know that there are countless questions about how to install office and what not. But the issue I have is now that I have installed it onto my system (and it never worked, just fyi) I am now stuck ...
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Does Microsoft Office run in Crossover/Wine/Playonlinux?

I'm a student so I kinda need full compatibility with Microsoft Office Documents for school. I was wondering if Office will run without major problems in Crossover, Wine, or playonlinux?
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Is it possible to install Microsoft Office without a CD?

I have been a Windows user since... well... always. Now I decided to try Linux Ubuntu, and found out it looks way much better. The problem is, I am a student and constantly need Microsoft ...
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How well does MS Word 2007 and MS Power Point 2007 work in Wine? [closed]

I would like to use install Ubuntu for a brother, but he needs MS Word and MS Power Point for work. Open alternatives apart, how well does MS Word 2007 and MS Power Point 2007 work in Wine?
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Is it possible to run Microsoft Office 2010? [duplicate]

I was curious seeing as how my work uses it, so will it run? or is there a way of getting it to run?
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Can Microsoft Access files be edit in Ubuntu?

I am planning on making a new system of 6 computers for an office and wanted to use Ubuntu as the main OS. Is there a program to either convert or be able to use those files so they can be used on ...
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Is there a Microsoft Office theme for LibreOffice?

Is there a Microsoft Office 2007/2010 theme for LibreOffice? The interface of Libreoffice slightly confuse me.
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How can I uninstall Microsoft Office 2010?

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed Microsoft Office 2010 using PlayOnLinux. Later, I removed Office through PlayOnLinux, and then removed PlayOnLinux through the software center. However, if I ...
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Cannot install MS office 2007

When I install MS office 2007 through wine ( I followed the wine setting before), it detected a setup error: A required Z:\media\USB\Office Enterprise 2007 DVD\Access.WW\OSETUP.DLL cannot be loaded. ...
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Does running Office 2010 through Wine add a significant performance overhead?

Say you have have a computer with a data sheet similar to this CPU: 1.1 GHz Dual-core Intel Celeron Processor 847 RAM: 2GB HDD: 320GB (5400 rpm) According to the minimum requirements in Windows ...
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I ran a .exe setup file for MS Office 07

I right clicked the setup.exe for word 2007 and ran it by wine 1.2.3 after installation i clicked ok but where do i find my new office software, not in dash home, can't find by terminal, i just ...
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Wine 1.4 and Office 2010 installation tutorial - Ubuntu 12.04

Since Wine 1.4, there is native support for Office 2010, but where is a good manual with the pre requirements? Every time when I want to install Office 2010, the setup breaks up during the ...
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bullet list that looks the same in Impress and Powerpoint

When I create a bulleted list in Microsoft Powerpoint, there is a space between the bullet and the text-line. But when I save it as a PPT file (in 2003 compatibility mode) and then open it in ...
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How to install MS Office 2010 in Virtual Box Windows VM

I have installed a virtual machine on my Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) laptop using VirtualBox. I have also installed Windows 7 Professional. I need to be able to access MS Office 2010 using the ...
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Transferring license keys when restoring from backup

I've got Ubuntu 13.10 and I was using LibreOffice which ended up being quite problematic as I didn't find it very intuitive to use. I found that I could use wine to put Microsoft office on Ubuntu. ...
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UBUNTU for Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I would like to install your OS into my laptop (gaming x64bits ) that currently uses Windows 8.1 Pro And I would like to know if this will remove Windows or have both OS and if this will keep any of ...
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failure, error when running office 2007 under wine

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