I can't install microsoft Office 2010 or 2007 with Wine or Playonlinux.

Is there another way to install?

Thank for your help

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    Use a VM like Virtualbox or VMWare to install Windows and then install Office inside that. Now a days you can even use the online version of Office tools instead of installing it – Ron Sep 6 '15 at 9:53
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    possible duplicate of Office 2010 on 14.04 under wine? – david6 Sep 6 '15 at 10:32
  • This can do done (Office 2010 on 14.04), but has limitations and requires some effort. – david6 Sep 6 '15 at 10:33
  • You should try WPS Office (wps-community.org), the Linux version is still in alpha but this program is better than Microsoft Office. – Nyamiou The Galeanthrope Sep 6 '15 at 12:51

If you need an MS Office compatible package, there are several versions available that are near 100% compatible, e.g. LibreOffice, version 4.2+ is available in the Ubuntu Software Center as 'LibreOffice'
(Make sure to select exactly that, not single applications)

Alternatively https://www.libreoffice.org/ has an all new (at the time of writing) version 5.0+, but that version is likely to require some manual work to install.
(This is likely to appear as an update in the Ubuntu Software Center as verified to be working in Ubuntu - allow some time)

If you need to have EXACTLY "MS Office" your remaining alternative is to install Windows in a "Virtual Machine"
(Install Virtualbox or VMWare first, then present a Windows install disk to it, progress to install software as usual)


Native Microsoft Office won't work on linux natively.

If you have a Microsoft Windows License, go just ahead and install it in virtualbox and on it your office suite.

If you don't own a Microsoft Windows License , you'll have to use wine or playonlinux as abstraction layer to work with Microsoft Office.

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