I managed to get Office 2013 almost to work with Crossover, but not with Wine 2.0. Latest Wine is supposed to support Office 2013, but I find no tutorials how to actually achieve that. So if the statement about support is true, how do I accomplish installing MS Office 2013 to Ubuntu with Wine 2.0?
I installed office 2013 and I used to get a black window after starting it up. I fixed the black screen by following the solution posted in the WineHQ-Forum.
Here's what I did:
Install Wine and Components
First, install wine 2.1 (might als work with 2.0 'winehq-staging')
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel
sudo apt install winbind
Create Clean 32bit Prefix for Win7
Crete a clean 32 bit prefix and start up winecfg:
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine/Office2013 WINEARCH=win32 winecfg
In the winecfg applications tab select "Windows version: Windows 7" Close wine config and install winetricks
sudo apt install winetricks
Then start winetricks for your prefix
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine/Office2013 WINEARCH=win32 winetricks
accept "select the default wineprefix" with OK. Now, select "Install Windows DLL components" and go and install msxml6
I also installed the cambria font, but that shouldn't matter.
Don't close winetricks just yet, you most likely want to fix the black screen bug.
Fix Black Window
In order to fix the black window that impedes Office 13 to be used, add the HKCU\Software\Wine\Direct3D\MaxVersionGL new DWORD value 30002 (hexa) to the registry.
Here's how to do this: In Winetricks select Run regedit and wait for the Registry Editor window to open. In the folder tree expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER - Software - Wine and create a new key in the Wine folder. To do so, right click, select new-->key and name it Direct3D. Now create new-->DWORD Value, rename the file to MaxVersionGL and set the value data to 30002 (hexadecimal). Close the Registry Editor window.
Close the winetricks window and run installer:
Install Office 2013
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine/Office2013 WINEARCH=win32 wine ~/PathTo/Office2013Setup.x86.exe
From here, the install runs and completes 100%.
Open one of the Office programs of your choice. They mostly work, but I found that the Word Math Typesetting does not work and Power Point may not start as well due to "not enough memory or system resources". So, still room for improvement.
Install Office 2013 pro 32bit
This solution is tested on Ubuntu 17.10 with wine 2.0.2.
We need a clean 32bit wine prefix and some packages.
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt update sudo apt install cabextract fonts-liberation winbind wine wine32 wine-gecko2.21
winbindfor some samba functions
geckofor internet content popups
fonts-liberationfor the free alternatives to Arial etc.
Note that I also recommend
wine-3.0 due to its DirectX11 Support. To install, use
wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key sudo apt-key add Release.key sudo apt-add-repository 'https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/' sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine-stable winehq-stable
First get the newest winetricks:
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks -O ~/Downloads/winetricks chmod u+x ~/Downloads/winetricks
and then use the recipie on a 32bit wine prefix.
WINEARCH=win32 wine wineboot ~/Downloads/winetricks office2013pro
The installed desktop files are located in
~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs/Microsoft Office 2013
There should be a welcome messages that connects to the internet (only on wine-3.0) and lets you activate the product.
Microsoft Word 2013 will start fine. Although, there are certainly some bugs in it.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 has some unresolved issues like the black slides. Sometimes it also refuses to start at first. If so, do not press reboot when asked, as it will exit wine.
wine-3.0 activation is possible over the internet.
wine-2.0the product can be activated via telephone. The phone number is found here. For us, it is 866-421-7141
Okay friends! Here's my answer!
This question was originally asked in 2017-02-03. In 2018-02-17 we already have newer versions of wine.
I posted this answer because I believe it is a solution accessible to more people.
Below is a script for use with PlayOnLinux ( https://www.playonlinux.com/en/ ). It was based on a script created originally by Quentin Pâris (thanks guy! =D ).
To do the installation we need the following resources: wine, winetricks, winbind and playonlinux.
NOTE: winetricks and winbind are usually installed along with wine. To test if they are present use the commands
winetricks -V and
wbinfo -V respectively!
With contributions from @Naheel and @Philippe .
TO USE THE SCRIPT:
Save the script below to a text file (eg:
Start PlayOnLinux, open the script file above...
... , run it...
... and follow the on-screen instructions.
#!/bin/bash # CHANGELOG # [Quentin Pâris and Eduardo Lucio (Questor)] (2018-02-17 15-24) # Version 22.214.171.124 # Paris/Brazil # >>>>>>>>>> # Under BSD License! # Copyright (c) 2018, Quentin Pâris and Eduardo Lucio # All rights reserved. # Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without # modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: # * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright # notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. # * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright # notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the # documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. # * Neither the name of the free software community nor the # names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products # derived from this software without specific prior written permission. # THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND # ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED # WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE # DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL Quentin Pâris and Eduardo Lucio BE LIABLE FOR ANY # DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES # (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; # LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND # ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT # (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS # SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. # <<<<<<<<<< # NOTE: Complete liste of references! By Questor # https://github.com/PlayOnLinux/POL-POM-4/blob/master/lib/wine.lib # https://www.playonlinux.com/en/app-2665-Microsoft_Office_2013.html # http://wiki.playonlinux.com/index.php/Scripting_-_Chapter_11:_List_of_Functions # http://wiki.playonlinux.com/index.php/Components_and_Functions # https://www.playonlinux.com/repository/source.php?script=822 # https://github.com/PlayOnLinux/POL-POM-4/blob/367e50865168b5b931611fa33b0c1d8426143a90/lib/scripts.lib # https://github.com/PlayOnLinux/POL-POM-4/blob/367e50865168b5b931611fa33b0c1d8426143a90/lib/wine.lib # https://askubuntu.com/questions/879304/wine-2-0-says-it-supports-office-2013-how-do-i-actually-install-it # https://github.com/RobertJames/playonlinux/blob/75ef37523f299255a539a89b63dc87d7afc096d4/template.POL # >>>>>>>>>> # Initialization! [ "$PLAYONLINUX" = "" ] && exit 0 source "$PLAYONLINUX/lib/sources" PREFIX="office2013" WINEVERSION="3.0" TITLE="Microsoft Office 2013" # NOTE: Images to use! By Questor POL_GetSetupImages "https://i.imgur.com/licFVuF.png" "https://i.imgur.com/ff6PkEZ.png" "$TITLE" POL_SetupWindow_Init POL_SetupWindow_SetID 2665 POL_SetupWindow_presentation "$TITLE" "Microsoft" "http://www.microsoft.com" "Quentin Pâris and Eduardo Lucio" "$PREFIX" POL_Debug_Init # <<<<<<<<<< # >>>>>>>>>> # Perform some validations! POL_RequiredVersion 4.2.12 || POL_Debug_Fatal "$TITLE won't work with $APPLICATION_TITLE $VERSION!\nPlease update!" if [ "$POL_OS" = "Linux" ]; then wbinfo -V || POL_Debug_Fatal "Please install winbind before installing $TITLE!" fi if [ "$POL_OS" = "Mac" ]; then # NOTE: Samba support! By Quentin Pâris POL_Call POL_GetTool_samba3 source "$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init" fi POL_Wine_WaitBefore "$TITLE" [ "$CDROM" ] && cd "$CDROM" if [ ! "$(file $SetupIs | grep 'x86-64')" = "" ]; then POL_Debug_Fatal "$(eval_gettext "The 64bits version is not compatible! Sorry!")"; fi # NOTE: Check if "winetricks" is present! By Questor winetricks -V || POL_Debug_Fatal "Please install winetricks before installing $TITLE!" POL_System_SetArch "x86" POL_SetupWindow_InstallMethod "LOCAL,DVD" if [ "$INSTALL_METHOD" = "DVD" ]; then POL_SetupWindow_cdrom POL_SetupWindow_check_cdrom "x86/setup.exe" "setup.exe" SetupIs="$CDROM_SETUP" cd "$CDROM" else POL_SetupWindow_browse "$(eval_gettext 'Please select the setup file to run!')" "$TITLE" SetupIs="$APP_ANSWER" fi # <<<<<<<<<< # >>>>>>>>>> # Prepare resources for installation! # NOTE: Install wine version if isn't available. This is necessary because # even though "POL_Wine_PrefixCreate" solves this, we end up having # problems when the required version is not available and it tries to # install it! Questor # [Ref.: https://github.com/PlayOnLinux/POL-POM-4/blob/master/lib/wine.lib] POL_Wine_InstallVersion "$WINEVERSION" POL_Wine_SelectPrefix "$PREFIX" POL_Wine_PrefixCreate "$WINEVERSION" Set_OS "win7" # <<<<<<<<<< # >>>>>>>>>> # Install! # NOTE: Installs office! By Questor POL_Wine "$SetupIs" POL_Wine_WaitExit "$TITLE" # <<<<<<<<<< # >>>>>>>>>> # Prepare resources for applications! # NOTE: Uses native special version of "riched20" installed by Office 2013! # Fix the "black fields" issue! By Questor # [Ref.: http://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23126&p=95555#p95555] POL_Wine_OverrideDLL "native,builtin" "riched20" # NOTE: Fix "move and change the window size (maximize/minimize/restore/resize # etc...) bugs"! By Questor # [Ref.: https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44552] Set_Managed "Off" # <<<<<<<<<< # >>>>>>>>>> # Create shortcuts, entries to extensions and finalize! # NOTE: Create shortcuts! By Questor POL_Shortcut "WINWORD.EXE" "Microsoft Word 2013" "" "" "Office;WordProcessor;" POL_Shortcut "EXCEL.EXE" "Microsoft Excel 2013" "" "" "Office;Spreadsheet;" POL_Shortcut "POWERPNT.EXE" "Microsoft Powerpoint 2013" "" "" "Office;Presentation;" # NOTE: No category for collaborative work? By Quentin Pâris POL_Shortcut "ONENOTE.EXE" "Microsoft OneNote 2013" "" "" "Network;InstantMessaging;" # NOTE: "Calendar;ContactManagement;"? By Quentin Pâris POL_Shortcut "OUTLOOK.EXE" "Microsoft Outlook 2013" "" "" "Network;Email;" # NOTE: Add an entry to PlayOnLinux's extension file. If the entry already # exists, it will replace it! By Questor # [Ref.: https://github.com/PlayOnLinux/POL-POM-4/blob/master/lib/playonlinux.lib] POL_Extension_Write doc "Microsoft Word 2013" POL_Extension_Write docx "Microsoft Word 2013" POL_Extension_Write xls "Microsoft Excel 2013" POL_Extension_Write xlsx "Microsoft Excel 2013" POL_Extension_Write ppt "Microsoft Powerpoint 2013" POL_Extension_Write pptx "Microsoft Powerpoint 2013" if [ "$POL_OS" = "Mac" ]; then POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft Word 2013" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\"" POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft Excel 2013" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\"" POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft Powerpoint 2013" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\"" POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft OneNote 2013" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\"" POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft Outlook 2013" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\"" fi POL_SetupWindow_message "$(eval_gettext '$TITLE has been installed successfully!\n\nThanks!\nBy Quentin Pâris and Eduardo Lucio')" "$TITLE" POL_SetupWindow_Close # <<<<<<<<<< exit 0
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SCRIPT: https://www.playonlinux.com/en/app-2665.html
Using PlayOnLinux is more simpler, just follow this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HhKWXdCWBM. In video description you'll find :
- Download PlayOnLinux
- Install winbind
- Setup PlayOnLinux
- Install Wine 3.1 and 2.20-staging
- Create virtual drive Office2013
- Copy script from
- Copy script from
- Modify only one input
- Paste script in PlayOnLinux
- Setup default Office 2013 install manager
- Setup takes abaout 5-10 mins
- Setup 2.20-staging version of Wine
- Microsoft Outlook 2013 ! - fail. Microsoft OneNote 2013 too
As a complement to the other answers:
In Kubuntu 18.04 THIS answer (the one involving the Playonlinux script) worked for me - out of the box so to speak.
But then in Lubuntu 18.10 it stopped working for me. So, I tried the other answers, initially without much success. THIS answer helped me install the program, but without solving the "black screen" problem. Trying to fix that I stumbled into a bigger problem reported here.
Even after reinstalling Wine as indicated below, and successfully installing MSOffice again as in the linked answer, the black screen problem was present.
Here I am trying to sum up all the steps in a simple and clear manner.
Install Wine 3.0 - I have done that from the software manager.
sudo apt install cabextract fonts-liberation winbind wine wine32
(in my case they were already installed)
- Downloading latest
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks -O ~/Downloads/winetricks
Making it executable:
chmod u+x ~/Downloads/winetricks
Anticipating the "black screen problem":
riched20 msxml6 were installed, then followed the aforementioned procedure:
In Winetricks select Run regedit and wait for the Registry Editor window to open. In the folder tree expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER - Software - Wine and create a new key in the Wine folder. To do so, right click, select new-->key and name it Direct3D. Now create new-->DWORD Value, rename the file to MaxVersionGL and set the value data to 30002 (hexadecimal).
so that it looks like in that image.
(In fact I had forgotten about this step and have followed it only during the running of the last command listed below - before typing my password when asked to! - But it still worked in the end.)
The final commands:
WINEARCH=win32 wine wineboot ~/Downloads/winetricks office2013pro
which download and install the program.
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