Microsoft Office ≤ 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.
Install Microsoft Office on Linux
- configure a separate Wineprefix for Office and run the Office installer
WINEPREFIX=~/.wineoffice WINEARCH=win32 wine SetupOffice.exe
- after installing Office, one-time configuration
Now all the Office 2010 programs should run fine.
Optionally, run Microsoft Office from the Terminal.