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I am not able to open certain documents in Microsoft Word 2010. When I double click on the document there is a program error displayed saying

The program DW20.EXE has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

And later PlayOnLinux opens saying

Error in POL_Wine
Wine seems to have crashed
If your program is running, just ignore this message
  • I would suggest you stop using wine/playonlinux and microsoft products. Do you absolutely need Microsoft Word? Have you tried Libreoffice? – iamatrain Dec 28 '14 at 11:09
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Configure PlayOnLinux to use wine 1.7.33 instead of 1.7.22 for Office 2010. That should fix it.

See also: Wine forum: "DW20.exe error trying to run Office 2010"

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You must install msxml6 dll and set the enviroment to 32 bits.

However, if you must install office 2010 from zero:

Install: https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/playonlinux/ and: https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/wine1.4/

Then, using playonlinux, you must install office 2010.

Then select Microsoft Word 2010, select configuration (left menu) , configure wine -> libraries -> add msxml6 . Then return to Microsoft Word 2010 config (playubuntu) add the msxml6 lib from the libraries tab.

Thats it, worked for me. Upvotes please, this is the answer, i got the same error.

  • using playubuntu: Install office , select word , select configuration (left menu) , configure wine -> libraries -> add msxml6 . The in cofiguration (playubuntu) add the msxml6 lib . Thats it, worked for me. – JFrez Apr 8 '15 at 13:56
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    Please explain, how to do that (see How do I write a good answer?). – David Foerster Apr 8 '15 at 15:53
  • PlayUbuntu hasn't been PlayUbuntu for years; it's playdeb.net and please include explicit instructions on how to install it. – K7AAY Apr 8 '15 at 23:55
  • Thats not the question, the user already installed this stufs. However you are right the app is playOnLinux. – JFrez Apr 9 '15 at 16:01

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