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The easiest way to install MSO on Linux is with PlayOnLinux. You just choose Microsoft Office from a list, point it to the installer file, and then click through the installer using default values. After that, shortcuts will be installed for Word, Excel etc.


Microsoft Office 2007 typically installs to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office on Windows 64-bit. We can kind of assume that this will apply in the case of Wine as well, but we need to change C:\ to a Linux file path. The default wine prefix, and the drive_c directory, ends up in your user profile data, such that wine's C: drive is in ...


Another great option is to right click on the file you would like to open and then click on "PlayOnLinux". Ensure the file associations in PLAYONLINUX are correctly set.

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