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 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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Can I open Microsoft Word and Excel files?

Can I open Microsoft Word and Excel files with Ubuntu?
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What LibreOffice format works best in MS Office?

For a school project I need to collaborate with a lot of different people, and they all use MS Office. Of course they all have problems with opening .odt files. (even though MS says that Office should ...
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How to install Microsoft Office in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I have recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04. 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 ...
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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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Ubuntu as the only office / commercial OS?

I was wondering if any people had any experience of using ubuntu (and other office - like software & possibly some wine installs) as their only OS. To clarify, i am asking if anyone has experience ...
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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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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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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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Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint won't save or open files

I'm a web developer, but new to linux. I am currently running ubuntu 11.10 with a gnome shell and wine (I think 1.3). I've installed microsoft office 2007, and worked through a small issue with ...
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MathType and LibreOffice Math comparison

In my office my team and I are going to type texts in the future which will include mathematical signs. Two programs are being proposed: LibreOffice Writer + Math or Microsoft Office + MathType. I ...
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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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How can I determine the page count of odt, doc, docx and other office documents from the CLI?

It's easy to find the page count of a PDF document from the command line: pdfinfo sample.pdf | grep ^Pages: ... but I haven't been able to find a similar method for odt files and other office ...
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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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How to distinguish doc, ppt, xls files, without looking at file extension

So I was wondering how would you differentiate ppt, xls and doc files from each other in linux regardless of extensions. I tried 'file' but from the looks of it, all of MSOffice files are categorized ...
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Programs Icons of WineHQ

Just installed Office 2010 in my ubuntu x64 and run smooth but now I have an stetic issue dash and synapse can find the office applications :) but all the office apps are shown with the wine icon. I ...
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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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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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Can Microsoft Office 365 or a similar web app be used from Ubuntu?

I need to generate Word documents (both .doc and .docx), which will work on a typical Windows or Mac setup with any common version of Microsoft Word to the degree possible. LibreOffice sometimes ...
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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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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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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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LibreOffice 3.6.0.4 Calc saving as Tab delimited

I am using LibreOffice Calc, latest version. I like to save my document in "Tab delimited" - that "Tab delimited" is a feature in MS Excel and then one can open up the document in Windows 7 - Notepad. ...
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How do I nstall MS Office 2010 via WINE?

I am trying to install MS Office 2010 on Ubuntu 12.04 on my new MacBook Pro (15"). I already read and followed every existing threads on forums and followed every existing tutorial, but my problem ...
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Installing MS office in Ubuntu without CD-ROM

I wanted to install MS Office in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. I installed playonlinux and try to follow the Office 2007 installation. But it is asking CD ROM as the source whereas what I have is only setup ...
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How do I permanently lock MS Office Apps (installed using Wine) to the Launcher in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Locking Wine applications in the launcher is not permanent I'm currently migrating a computer from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 & they require (unfortunately) Microsoft ...
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I can't find ./usr/bin/wine executable after I installed it [closed]

I've been trying to install Microsoft Office 2007 and seem easy using Wine but when I install Wine i just can't run it, I tried to install Wine 1.2 and 1.3 by terminal and by the center. In the menu ...
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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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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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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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Increasing partition size ubuntu 11.04

I am new to Ubuntu and really appreciate your patience with my questions. I have been trying to download horrid MS Office due to certain needs because of the nature of my work. I have been trying to ...
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How can I install Arial fonts to my Office within Wine?

I installed MS Office 2007 using PlayOnLinux, and the Arial font is italic, for some reason. Any hint on how to install it correctly? This two approaches I found in the internet have failed: To ...
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How can I get Microsoft Excel 2003 to work in Wine? [closed]

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, ...
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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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How can I install a Hebrew supporting Microsoft Word? [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu for my little sister's PC, it fits perfectly with most of the things she does except for word processing. She must use MS office (and not LibreOffice as it is not 100% ...
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Is libreoffice able to open all the word2007+mathtype documents totally correct?

Because I write many document with office word 2007 + mathtype. I'm not request for libreoffice can edit mathtype's equations, but I want to know libreoffice can open all the office word 2007 ...
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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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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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Where did PlayOnLinux install Microsoft Office 2007?

After I installed playonlinux, I immediately installed the Microsoft office 2007. I pasted an .iso image on my desktop and extracted it on a folder, and after that I installed it using the ...
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Looking for a entry level program similiar to Microsoft Publisher?

Sorry, I am brand new to Ubuntu. I am trying to locate a entry level Desktop Publisher program similar to Microsoft Publisher for my children to do Flyers, Posters, Cards, etc. Sorry with all these ...
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Best office suit support hebrew for ubuntu 13.04

I've recently installed Ubuntu and I'm looking for a word processor that supports Hebrew(wine simply doesn't support Hebrew) and may replace MS word. I'm really new to the system, so it would be ...
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Outlook 2010 with PlayOnLinux, certificate error

I installed Outlook 2010 32bit on a 64bit ubuntu using PlayOnLinux. Installation ended successfully. Since our organization uses a self-signed certificate, I had to import it in PlayOnLinux or wine ...
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Presenting Power Point slides in dual screen mode

I have Ubuntu 11.10 and Wine 1.3 1.3.28. I use my laptop for commercial presentations and it is common to attach it to a projector. I would like to use a Presentation Mode in Power Point where in one ...
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LibreOffice Writer - weird math symbols from .docx files

I have LibreOffice 4.0 and Kubuntu 12.04. I have worked on a .docx file from Microsoft Office 2010 and I have used math symbols. Now in Ubuntu I can't see those symbols well with LibreOffice Writer. ...
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How to produce MathType equations in a MS Word document under Ubuntu?

I am asked to type some math formulas that can work in Microsoft Office and MathType equation editor. Can you recommend some ways to produce MathType equations in a MS Word document under Ubuntu? I ...
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Embed .avi video from file in Powerpoint 2010 (under Wine)

I've been using Office 2010 with Ubuntu 12.04. I would like to embed an video (.avi format) into a .pptx file in Powerpoint. It was originally a .mov file, so I used avconv to convert the .mov file ...
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Microsoft Office 2007 in Wine will not check Spelling & Grammar in Portuguese

I'm using Microsoft Office 2007 installed with PlayOnLinux (Wine), it's working all fine, except that it will not check Spelling & Grammar in Portuguese (Brazil). The spelling check in English ...
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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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Serial Number Field Disabled - Office 2010 - WINE

Ok so I managed to run msoffice installer on my ubuntu.. but I just have one small problem.. I can't choose the serial number field.. I click on it but nothing happens, Tried multiple installers .. ...
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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. ...