[Wine] Re: Microsoft Office 2003 problems after successful install

dimesio wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed Jan 7 11:11:03 CST 2009

dougal wrote:
> I am using Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.
> Excel opens but, sticks at the splash screen till I press Alt+F4 to close the application because nothing responds except the minimize and maximize buttons and the menus. Once the splash screen disappears then Excel opens a spreadsheet. Excel appears to work okay the next time I open it.
> When I try Access I get a message saying Excel has not been registered for this user when I close it. Then Access doesn't open the next time I try it.
> Outlook did not work first time and gave me a message about not being registered for this user and to run the setup program again but, it opened and ran the second time. I have not tried setting up my account yet.
> PowerPoint attempts to open but, does not complete. I have to Force a quit after using Alt+F4. I try again but, same thing happens.
> Running Publisher first appears to be okay and I can select templates, etc and start to compile a page then a message appears saying Publisher has not been registered for this user and I should run setup again. I have to close it.
> Word at first appeared to work then when closing I got a Microsoft message saying Word had encountered a problem and had to close. This happened twice before I seemed to be able to use Word without a problem.
> So there are some issues with Office 2003 - any ideas about how to solve them. I need Access to work as I use its' database for an in-house jobs database here at work and I need Outlook as there is a project with code from Access that needs to work to complete the whole jobs database, email verification side of things for work. Hope someone has some really good ideas. i would love to be able to get these programs working but, if not then I will have to persevere with Openoffice and try to get it working with the database but, i will still struggle without Outlook and probably will not get to move to Ubuntu permanently till these bugs have been taken care of. thanks in anticipation.

What version of Wine, what version of Office 2003 (Pro, Standard, Basic, etc.) and did you install to a clean wineprefix (no overrides, nothing else installed)?

The AppDB has instructions for installing. http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=3214

Word and Excel should work. Outlook and Access don't.

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