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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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 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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Can I open Microsoft Word and Excel files?

Can I open Microsoft Word and Excel files with Ubuntu?
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How to maintain document compatibility between LibreOffice and other office suites?

When I save a document in LibreOffice and try to open it in Office 2007 for example, most or all of the paragraphs moved somehow. For what I found out is that the document has Widows and Orphans. How ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to open a Office 2010 Access files?

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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Does Microsoft Office 2010 still have incompatibility issues with LibreOffice

I know Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Office 2007 have some incompatibility issues with LibreOffice. For example if I create a document in LibreOffice with doc format and try to open it in Office ...
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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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Install Office 2007 using PlayOnLinux (Wine) will not allow to enter CDKEY

I just installed Microsoft Office 2007 using PlayOnLinux (a Wine's front end), and it installed successfully, the only problem is that I can't enter the serial number, becouse the text box will not ...
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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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Change default application for a File type

I have installed MS Office 2007 via wine, which all works remarkably well. However, MS Office has now laid claim to any 'office' files on my computer. Is there a way to change the default ...
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Checking LibreOffice-saved Microsoft Word files

I'm looking for a method to verify that a .doc or .docx file that has been created in Microsoft Word, and then modified in Ubuntu (in my case, with LibreOffice) will look the same when I give it to ...
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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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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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Why can't I install Microsoft Office 2007 in Ubuntu 11.04? [duplicate]

I am very new to Ubuntu and only just getting a hang of it, and my questions might sound stupid especially because I am a learner in terms of techie things as well. So because of the nature of work ...
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Sync custom dictionary: firefox & libreoffice & ubuntu & MS office in windows

Something I've wanted to do for years is have all custom dictionaries synching so i never have to add the same words ever again. There are some guides for how to sync windows MS office ...
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How can I add wine programs to the right click context menu?

How can someone automatically add wine programs (such as Microsoft Office) to the right click context menu? In my case specifically the software is installed via play on linux. For example, when a ...