Install Microsoft Office 2010 on Ubuntu
We ‘ll install MSOffice using the PlayOnLinux sorcerer. additionally, MSOffice requires
winbind to properly ferment .
sol, if not installed, install them :
sudo apt-get install playonlinux samba winbind
Of course, you ‘ll need the MSOffice installer files ( either DVD/folder files ), in the 32 bits adaptation. even if you ‘re under Ubuntu 64, we ‘ll use a 32 bits wine installation .
then open POL ( PlayOnLinux ) from command line (
playonlinux & ) or using Dash.
Reading: Install MSOffice on Ubuntu
In the POL window menu, go to
Manage Wine versions and install Wine
2.13. Versions below it will crash after click on a document hyperlink. Versions above it will not properly handle the launcher picture ( due missing
WM_CLASS when window is maximized ) .
In the POL window, cluck on Install at top ( the one with a asset sign ) .
1. PlayOnLinux Install menu
At the Install window, at the bottom, choose
Office and make certain
Commercial ( at top ) is marked .
Microsoft Office 2010 and click on
2. Welcome to PlayOnLinux Installation Wizard
nothing to do here other then click on the
Next clitoris .
3. Please Choose an Installation Method
now it ‘s up to you : select DVD or file initiation according your MSOffice initiation .
then snap on
Browse the files or the DVD : the goal here is blue-ribbon the MSOffice
setup.exe, from the 32 bits translation .
immediately, after snap on
Next : you ‘ll see a sequence of PlayOnLinux installation windows, configuring the new Windows virtual drive, installing components, etc .
4. The MSOffice Install Wizard
mechanically the MSOffice installer will be displayed .
Install the MSOffice as on Windows : agree with EULA, select install type, etc .
In the death Install window, pawl on
Close in the MSOffice installer : you ‘ll see a PlayOnLinux window still running some extra configurations .
then, a successful message : chink on
Next and the install windowpane will be closed .
now you can close PlayOnLinux .
1. Desktop Files
Current PlayOnLinux Office2010 script already creates the below shortchuts.
But in case you deleted them or want to fix something …
Let ‘s create some
.desktop files to provide better integration into Ubuntu : you can associate typical MSOffice files, like
.docx to Word ; at Dash, type
winword to run Word, etc .
Open a text editor program ( like
vim ) and create 3 files under
~/.local/share/applications, with the take after names and contents .
/home/ ( at the
Icon line ) by your home folder path :
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Categories=Office;WordProcessor; StartupWMClass=WINWORD.EXE Name=Microsoft Office Word 2010 Comment=winword Exec=env XMODIFIERS='' playonlinux --run "Microsoft Word 2010" %F Icon=/home/
/.PlayOnLinux/icones/full_size/Microsoft Word 2010
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Categories=Office;Spreadsheet; StartupWMClass=EXCEL.EXE Name=Microsoft Office Excel 2010 Comment=excel Exec=env XMODIFIERS='' playonlinux --run "Microsoft Excel 2010" %F Icon=/home/
/.PlayOnLinux/icones/full_size/Microsoft Excel 2010
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Categories=Office;Presentation; Terminal=false StartupWMClass=POWERPNT.EXE Name=Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 Comment=powerpnt Exec=env XMODIFIERS='' playonlinux --run "Microsoft Powerpoint 2010" %F Icon=/home/
/.PlayOnLinux/icones/full_size/Microsoft Powerpoint 2010
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Categories=Office;Documentation; Terminal=false StartupWMClass=ONENOTE.EXE Name=Microsoft Office OneNote 2010 Comment=onenote Exec=env XMODIFIERS='' playonlinux --run "Microsoft OneNote 2010" %F Icon=/home/
/.PlayOnLinux/icones/full_size/Microsoft OneNote 2010
After create those 4 files, open a terminal (
Ctrl+Alt+T ) and run this command to refresh the Dash entries :
One clarification : the
env XMODIFIERS='' command in the
Exec tune is to prevent wine to change keyboard behavior ( sometimes while using wine the keyboard uses a unlike layout, so accents will not work properly, etc ) .
If you have a printer properly configured under Ubuntu, probably it’ll be automatically available to MSOffice under wine .
If not, we can make it available. Basically, your printer must be installed using
cups. No problem if the printer is installed using other softwares/drivers, but to get it available for wine, it must be installed under
cups besides .
cups box is not installed, install it :
sudo apt-get install cups
http://localhost:631/ and add your printer .
After configure it, print a test page using the associate printer in
System Settings .
now, make sure you have this file :
/etc/printcap. If it ‘s not give, create it this way :
ln -sf /var/run/cups/printcap /etc/printcap
boot wine : open PlayOnLinux, pawl
Office2010, chatter on
Wine check and snap on
Windows reboot push button.
3. Fix Alternate between Excel windows
When you open 2 files in Excel, and suction stop on Excel picture in the launcher by the second time to see open files ( Expose ), you ‘ll see a wyrd demeanor : one window by rights rendered, and the second base with just a single icon .
To fix this, open Excel, then
General and check
Ignore other applications that use Dyanamic Data Exchange (DDE) .
then, to alternate between Excel files, on Excel click on
View yellow journalism and then click on
Alternate Windows .