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How can I get playonlinux to install Microsoft Office 2016. The options from the install menu only go up to 2013.

Is there a more recent version of PlayOnLinux (or indeed Wine) I can download to enable installation of MS Office 2016?

The steps I take are:

  1. open PlayOnLinux
  2. click Install
  3. Click Office
    returns a list of several software packages including MS Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 (but alas not 2016)
  • 1
    Possible duplicate of Office 2016 Installation Using PlayOnLinux askubuntu.com/questions/777142/… – lapisdecor Nov 10 '17 at 16:22
  • Unfortunately MS Office 2016 is currently not working on Wine or PlayOnLinux. The best option you have if you absolutely need this version is to just create a Windows VirtualBox instance and install it on there. – Gladen Nov 14 '17 at 12:26
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Below is the first version of Office 2016 script for PlayOnLinux (based on Office 2013 one).

It uses Wine 3.0, but sometimes it crashes on Office Welcome screen when trying to call unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.FindNLSStringEx called in 32-bit code.
So we need Wine 3.4+ here, but I can't run this script with it on my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Testing and help from more experienced users are really needed.

The script:

#!/bin/bash

# CHANGELOG
# Version 0.0.1 by N0rbert - with Wine 3.0 it crashes on Welcome screen when trying
# to call "unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.FindNLSStringEx called in 32-bit code"
# So we need Wine 3.4+ here, but I can't run this script with it on my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
#
# based on Version 1.1.0.0 [Quentin Pâris and Eduardo Lucio (Questor)] (2018-02-17 15-24) - Paris/Brazil
# for office2007pro (playonlinux://www.playonlinux.com/repository/download.php?id=2665)

# >>>>>>>>>>
# Under BSD License!

# Copyright (c) 2018, Quentin Pâris, Eduardo Lucio and N0rbert
# 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_2016.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-2016-how-do-i-actually-install-it
# https://github.com/RobertJames/playonlinux/blob/75ef37523f299255a539a89b63dc87d7afc096d4/template.POL

# N0rbert's links:
# https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41911 (really we need Wine 3.4+ to fix FindNLSStringEx errors)

# >>>>>>>>>>
# Initialization!

[ "$PLAYONLINUX" = "" ] && exit 0
source "$PLAYONLINUX/lib/sources"

PREFIX="office2016"

WINEVERSION="3.4"

TITLE="Microsoft Office 2016"

# 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 3064

POL_SetupWindow_presentation "$TITLE" "Microsoft" "http://www.microsoft.com" "Quentin Pâris, Eduardo Lucio and N0rbert" "$PREFIX"

POL_Debug_Init

# <<<<<<<<<<

# >>>>>>>>>>
# Perform some validations!

POL_RequiredVersion 4.2.10 || 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"

# Fix black windows (added by N0rbert)
POL_Wine_Direct3D "MaxVersionGL" "30002"

# <<<<<<<<<<

# >>>>>>>>>>
# 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 2016!
# 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 2016" "" "" "Office;WordProcessor;"
POL_Shortcut "EXCEL.EXE" "Microsoft Excel 2016" "" "" "Office;Spreadsheet;"
POL_Shortcut "POWERPNT.EXE" "Microsoft Powerpoint 2016" "" "" "Office;Presentation;"

# NOTE: No category for collaborative work? By Quentin Pâris
POL_Shortcut "ONENOTE.EXE" "Microsoft OneNote 2016" "" "" "Network;InstantMessaging;"

# NOTE: "Calendar;ContactManagement;"? By Quentin Pâris
POL_Shortcut "OUTLOOK.EXE" "Microsoft Outlook 2016" "" "" "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 2016"
POL_Extension_Write docx "Microsoft Word 2016"
POL_Extension_Write xls "Microsoft Excel 2016"
POL_Extension_Write xlsx "Microsoft Excel 2016"
POL_Extension_Write ppt "Microsoft Powerpoint 2016"
POL_Extension_Write pptx "Microsoft Powerpoint 2016"

if [ "$POL_OS" = "Mac" ]; then
    POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft Word 2016" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\""
    POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft Excel 2016" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\""
    POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft Powerpoint 2016" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\""
    POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft OneNote 2016" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\""
    POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft Outlook 2016" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\""
fi

POL_SetupWindow_message "$(eval_gettext '$TITLE has been installed successfully!\n\nThanks!\nBy Quentin Pâris, Eduardo Lucio and N0rbert')" "$TITLE"
POL_SetupWindow_Close

# <<<<<<<<<<

exit 0

One should save it as pol-mso2016.sh and then load it into PlayOnLinux by selecting Tools -> Run a local script and then follow instructions on the screen.

  • Doesn't the official Wine PPA support Wine 3.4 on Ubuntu 16.04? If so, you could use that Wine version, and set the script to use the 'System' Wine Version instead of defining a certain version number. Also you might want to make sure PlayOnLinux is the latest version via the PPA, in case it's the version of POL preventing the usage of Wine 3.4 in Ubuntu 16.04. – Dominic Hayes Sep 8 '18 at 10:17
  • Could you host it in a gist or somesuch? It's a little hard to copy from the webpage here. – retorquere Sep 10 '18 at 19:31
  • 1
    Testing in 18.10 with POL 4.3.2 and wine 3.4, the setup.exe installation failed – user47206 Nov 20 '18 at 11:41
2

For me the script from above (originally by Quentin Pâris, Eduardo Lucio and N0rbert) worked to install Office 2016 Pro Plus under Ubuntu 18.04, with the only changes:

  • wine version 3.0
  • msxml6 in addition to riched20 as overrideDLL

So far Word, Excel, and Powerpoint work, while OneNote and Outlook crashed (don't use them so I didn't even try to fix). Activation worked also, for this open Word -> File -> Account and enter the license key. Here the script, proceed as described above (save as .sh and run under PlayOnLinux -> Tools -> Run local script):

#!/bin/bash

# CHANGELOG
# Version 0.0.1 by N0rbert - with Wine 3.0 it crashes on Welcome screen when trying
# to call "unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.FindNLSStringEx called in 32-bit code"
# So we need Wine 3.4+ here, but I can't run this script with it on my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
#
# based on Version 1.1.0.0 [Quentin Pâris and Eduardo Lucio (Questor)] (2018-02-17 15-24) - Paris/Brazil
# for office2007pro (playonlinux://www.playonlinux.com/repository/download.php?id=2665)

# >>>>>>>>>>
# Under BSD License!

# Copyright (c) 2018, Quentin Pâris, Eduardo Lucio and N0rbert
# 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_2016.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-2016-how-do-i-actually-install-it
# https://github.com/RobertJames/playonlinux/blob/75ef37523f299255a539a89b63dc87d7afc096d4/template.POL

# N0rbert's links:
# https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41911 (really we need Wine 3.4+ to fix FindNLSStringEx errors)

# >>>>>>>>>>
# Initialization!

[ "$PLAYONLINUX" = "" ] && exit 0
source "$PLAYONLINUX/lib/sources"

PREFIX="office2016"

WINEVERSION="3.0"

TITLE="Microsoft Office 2016"

# 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 3064

POL_SetupWindow_presentation "$TITLE" "Microsoft" "http://www.microsoft.com" "Quentin Pâris, Eduardo Lucio and N0rbert" "$PREFIX"

POL_Debug_Init

# <<<<<<<<<<

# >>>>>>>>>>
# Perform some validations!

POL_RequiredVersion 4.2.10 || 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"

# Fix black windows (added by N0rbert)
POL_Wine_Direct3D "MaxVersionGL" "30002"

# <<<<<<<<<<

# >>>>>>>>>>
# 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 2016!
# 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"
POL_Wine_OverrideDLL "native,builtin" "msxml6"

# 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 2016" "" "" "Office;WordProcessor;"
POL_Shortcut "EXCEL.EXE" "Microsoft Excel 2016" "" "" "Office;Spreadsheet;"
POL_Shortcut "POWERPNT.EXE" "Microsoft Powerpoint 2016" "" "" "Office;Presentation;"

# NOTE: No category for collaborative work? By Quentin Pâris
POL_Shortcut "ONENOTE.EXE" "Microsoft OneNote 2016" "" "" "Network;InstantMessaging;"

# NOTE: "Calendar;ContactManagement;"? By Quentin Pâris
POL_Shortcut "OUTLOOK.EXE" "Microsoft Outlook 2016" "" "" "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 2016"
POL_Extension_Write docx "Microsoft Word 2016"
POL_Extension_Write xls "Microsoft Excel 2016"
POL_Extension_Write xlsx "Microsoft Excel 2016"
POL_Extension_Write ppt "Microsoft Powerpoint 2016"
POL_Extension_Write pptx "Microsoft Powerpoint 2016"

if [ "$POL_OS" = "Mac" ]; then
    POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft Word 2016" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\""
    POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft Excel 2016" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\""
    POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft Powerpoint 2016" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\""
    POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft OneNote 2016" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\""
    POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "Microsoft Outlook 2016" "source \"$POL_USER_ROOT/tools/samba3/init\""
fi

POL_SetupWindow_message "$(eval_gettext '$TITLE has been installed successfully!\n\nThanks!\nBy Quentin Pâris, Eduardo Lucio and N0rbert')" "$TITLE"
POL_SetupWindow_Close

# <<<<<<<<<<

exit 0
  • 1. I have run the script - msoffice installer error "something went wrong"; closing; 2. install msxml6 and riched20 libraries in the newly created office2016 wine3.0 drive (Configure); 3.Configure office2016 drive - configure wine - Libraries - to use the two; 4. re-start the script in POL, selecting overwrite contents; 5.selecting setup.exe (32x), the installer works (clicking the tray icon to see the progress), press Enter at the end; 6. Create shortcut from the drive. -- But none works - "Error in main" – user47206 Nov 20 '18 at 13:29
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What worked for me was translating intructions from WineHQ (here) and here to use with PlayonLinux, with Wine 3.4.

  1. Create a new virtual drive
  2. Install msxml6 and riched20 from tab "Install Components"
  3. Configure wine to use msxml6 and riched20 (native, builtin)
  4. Copy the AppvIsvSubsystems32.dll and the C2R32.dll from: /Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/ClickToRun/ to: /Program Files/Microsoft Office/root/Office16/
  5. Edit registry by adding a DWORD named HKCU/Software/Wine/Direct2D/max_version_factory, set to zero.
  • It didn't work for me in 18.10. Step 4 is to be done after the installation of msoffice I imagine, otherwise that file to be moved is absent. But executing msoffice setup.exe fails. – user47206 Nov 20 '18 at 11:37
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Had to use POL wine 3.14 (latest 3.19 or 3.0 /3.4 did not work for me) on Ubuntu 18.04 and steps 1-5 post Kevin to get MS Office 2016 (Word/Excel/Powerpoint) started. If you download the complete office 2016 IMG file, the installation includes your personal license and is already activated on start.

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