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
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
Try searching in
/home/$USER/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Office as a starting point. Keep in mind that you should probably put that entire string in single quotes, like so:
cd '/home/$USER/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Office'
Within that directory, you should find some kind of
OFFICE## directory in there. If I remember correctly, Office 2007 is
OFFICE12. The binaries should be within that folder (
/home/$USER/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Office/OFFICE12/). You will need to know the actual executable names to run with the
wine command, or you can double click the
winword.exe for example is Word).
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.