[Wine] office xp pro
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Thu Feb 9 14:52:08 CST 2006
Actually, that's what I did, just run SETUP from the Office 2000
installer CD. I did have problems when I tried to install EVERYTHING.
So I just installed Word (and perhaps Excel) and disabled everything
else. After that I used the wine "uninstaller" to run the Add/Remove
Office Components - and installed individual apps one at a time. I
always did a "wineboot" at console to make sure everything registered
correctly before proceeding to the next component. Wineboot would
sometimes give an error with some components - which I could only
This was the best method I've found for installing office. I know that
when I tried to do an install of multiple components (i.e. Word, Excel,
Access..etc) the installer would "loop" when completing installation).
I don't think this occurred when I did one app at a time. If it did, I
would wait a while then CTRL+C to stop the process.
At any rate, this is how I managed to successfully install Access and
Outlook and actually get them to work.
If you try this, remember to do "wineboot" prior to each install.
As far as your question. I DID have to install dcom98 to get other
programs to install. But I DID NOT install msiexec. I let either IE6
or Office 2K installer do that for me. Remember, when it requires a
reboot, do "wineboot" after the wineserver shuts down.
On Thu, 2006-02-09 at 14:27 -0600, Michael Edwards wrote:
> I am not clear on what you mean by "skipping the Installer section".
> Don't install DCOM98.exe or don't run MSIEXEC at all?
> I need Borland Database Engine and some friends from the Tested Apps
> section to run another application and I don't think I can do that
> easily without using winetools.
> So you are suggesting I simply run the normal setup program for Office?
> The only version of Office I have conveniently available is XP or I
> would just try 2000 or one of the other beter supported versions.
> Thanks for your help.
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