WINE 2.x brings Microsoft Office 2013 and via a better architecture higher levels of compatibility for native Windows executables than ever.
Install WINE 2.x
Note that the Canonical
ppa:wine/wine-builds was deprecated.
wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key sudo apt-key add Release.key sudo apt-add-repository 'https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/' sudo apt install wine-devel
This places the WINE 2.x executables under
Make WINE 2.x the default
~/.bash_aliases the lines
alias wine=/opt/wine-devel/bin/wine alias winecfg=/opt/wine-devel/bin/winecfg