[Wine] office 2007 with wine

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 09:04:26 CST 2008

2008/12/4 hirohitosan <wineforum-user at winehq.org>:

> I read that but I couldn't understand how to start wine and Word for example. I already have MsOffice on my computer. Do I have to install it again?

In general, yes - you install apps separately in Wine, just as if you
were installing them afresh on Windows. Think of Wine as a version of
Windows (which is what it tries to be, after all).

People often think of trying to run their already-installed copy of a
Windows app from Wine (accessing the Windows partition or whatever),
but this is a really bad idea: (a) it often doesn't work (b) it often
fouls up the installation of the app on the Windows partition!
(Because Wine does many things its own way.)

If an app's installed in Wine and everything's working, you can use
the document files from the Windows partition just the same. But the
app installation has to be separate.

- d.

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