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 screen shot shows the error while i running office word or excel

  • Can you please crop your screen shot to target only the error messages. I can't read them, Thanks.
    – CoalaWeb
    Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 8:31
  • done , please let me know if there is a way to fix this error Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 8:50
  • A couple of follow up questions. Ubuntu Version? and Wine Version?
    – CoalaWeb
    Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 8:54
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , wine 1.4 Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 9:01

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I have seen alot of assertion failed errors over the years (mainly in native Windows) and they are quite hard to pin point. I recommend that you uninstall Office then upgrade your Wine version as per the instruction below and lastly try installing Office again.

First add the add the PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Then update your system.

sudo apt-get update

Then try installing Wine 1.5

sudo apt-get install wine1.5

That should get you up and running.


Adding the WineHQ PPA Repository


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