Install Microsoft Office in Linux using WINE

Microsoft Office up through version 2010 works easily on Linux with WINE >= 1.4. This requires WINE to be in Windows XP mode, which is the default for WINE 1.x.

  1. setup WINE

     sudo apt install wine
  2. configure a separate Wineprefix for Office and run the Office installer

     WINEPREFIX=~/.wineoffice WINEARCH=win32 SetupOffice.exe
  3. after installing Office, one-time configuration

     WINEPREFIX=~/.wineoffice winecfg

    set riched20 to native, builtin

Now all the Office 2010 programs should run fine.

You can also run Microsoft Office from the Terminal.


WineHQ Office 2010 setup

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