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    openSuse 11.4 patched.
    Wine installed from the distribution

    loaded terminal and did a su -
    Mounted the Office 2007 iso
    did a "wine SETUP.EXE" from the mount (from same terminal so was still in as root).

    Configured winecfg to run office apps as XP mode.

    Initial launch of word runs the config (expected), then errors out with a "cannot open template Building Blocks.DOTX" error, followed by a Microsoft Word has not been installed for the current user.

    Excel and power point just give the not installed for current user error.

    Any tips to get this to work?

    Thanks for any tips!!!

    WO

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    Default Re: Wine and Office 2007

    First line of enquiry - check ownership of Office files. If you import anything from a Windows filesystem, the distro will default to a particular set of permissions which may be the wrong ones for installing an application as the assumption will be that you are importing data rather than executables.

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    Default Re: Wine and Office 2007

    On 03/18/2011 12:06 AM, whiteowl76 wrote:
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    > Mounted the Office 2007 iso


    -=welcome=- first time poster..

    you don't mention your experience with Linux so if i seem to be
    condescending it is only me displaying my ignorance of your cloaked
    super powers:

    the best help you can get for WINE exists at WINE HQ
    <http://www.winehq.org/> where you will find all the info on how to
    install, and all the tricks and tips you might need..

    there you will find details on what works well with WINE, and what
    does not..

    [please do not read this to be a brush off....come back, it is just
    that WINE HQ is _the_ best place for the very latest details on
    WINE----of course, the best details on openSUSE are here.]

    i have no idea how well Word'07 runs in WINE, but i suggest you give
    LibreOffice Writer a good look....it will NOT be exactly like Word'07...

    you might benefit from these two articles:

    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:How_to_migrate_from_Windows
    http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

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    OK, tried to reply, but not showing up.....
    As far as file ownership - the dotx file is root as the owner with RW rights, the group is users with RW rights.
    Was launching as a super user in the terminal window.

    Sorry, guess I was assuming you had xray vision and telepathic abilities....
    No I am not a Linux guru by any measure, I do know enough to be quite dangerous, but I understand that.
    Wine is another thing. I am a newbie at it.
    I have looked at winehq, good resource.
    I followed the step by step on installing Office 2007 including the library piece.
    No go.
    The error points to not being able to open the template in the /root/.wine/drive_c/users/root/application data/microsoft/office 12/1033/Block Build.dotx

    In the terminal I launched wine winword.exe from I see:
    kbuildsycoca4(8558)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::init: The desktop entry file "/usr/share/applications/YaST2/nfs.desktop" has Type= "Application" but also has a X-KDE-Library key. This works for now, but makes user-preference handling difficult, so support for this might be removed at some point. Consider splitting it into two desktop files.

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    /root/.wine/drive_c/users/root/application data/microsoft/office 12/1033/Block Build.dotx
    Why do you use wine as root? Office 2007 is working well here. I have wine from the wine-Repo.

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    I've found that office 2007 doesnt work well with wine 1.3.x .. I installed the latest stable wine, version 1.2.3 ( Wine download - Wine 1.2.3 / 1.3.30 ) and was able to get office running beautifully. there are some dependencies that will need to be installed in parallel if they havent been installed previously, such as flex and bison. Im having a bit of issue getting wine-gecko installed without using Yast because the Yast install for wine-gecko wants to install wine 1.3.x with it, but office still runs fine. the only modification from the default wine config is to set an override where riched20.dll is set to native.

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    Default Re: Wine and Office 2007

    scaylor had a good suggestion saying about dependencies. I think u need install some libs with wine tricks. Do google search there are examples of office installed under ubuntu which might be usefull to u to.

    Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteowl76 View Post
    loaded terminal and did a su -
    Mounted the Office 2007 iso
    did a "wine SETUP.EXE" from the mount (from same terminal so was still in as root).
    Never run Wine as root. FAQ - The Official Wine Wiki

    Initial launch of word runs the config (expected), then errors out with a "cannot open template Building Blocks.DOTX" error, followed by a Microsoft Word has not been installed for the current user.
    If you were running it as a normal user after having installed it as root, the message is correct: Word hasn't been installed for the current user; it's been installed for root. The wineprefix must be owned by the user running apps within it.

    Delete /root/.wine and install Office as a normal user.

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    Default Re: Wine and Office 2007

    Hi All,

    I have just gotten back to openSuSE after a long run of using .deb distros. I now have 12.1 with the latest KDE Desktop (4.8.1).

    I have just installed Microsoft Office 2007 using PlayOnLinux. I've run Microsoft Office in the past very well under UBUNTU and Linux Mint using PlayOnLinux.

    I hope to be able to guide you through the install that I used. First of all I did a .rpm search for this app using PBone. I downloaded the PlayOnLinux-4.0.11-3.1.noarch.rpm and installed it.

    Next, I took my Microsoft Office Disk and inserted it into my CD/DVD driver. Once loaded I opened the files and clicked the last entry "setup.exe. Once that was done I opened up PlayOnLinux. However, the secret is to find it. It ends up getting installed, at least on my system, in Games / Puzzles. So, just search for it. Once opened Microsoft Office 2007 should be shown. Click Install and away you go. There are a lot of Microsoft Office programs that are installed and they can be found if you do a search Applications. Keyword is Microsoft.

    I am only interested in Microsoft Word so I click it and it should open for you and you will be asked to accept a few things. I elected not to and only entered my Name and initials.

    The result is this:



    In the past I have altered the Theme color by doing a Google to figure out how. It has been a while since I did that I am slowly learning what I have forgotten when I ran SuSE open 10 years ago. Those were the days!

    I am not sure if you can see the Word Icon that I placed on my panel, but it is on the right, far distant from my other apps. Sort of my M$ revenge.

    I hope this helps and I cannot assure success. However, the key elements seem to be getting PlayOnLinux installed and running the Microsoft Office 2007 setup exe.

    PLEASE NOTE: I have used KSnapshot to get an image of M$ Word on my PC, uploaded it to ImageSheck, but ImageShack is down for an hour. I'll post it when ImageShack is back.
    Regards,

    JJMacey
    Phoenix, Arizona - The Valley Of The Sun
    A Linux Web Site, And A Linux Blog. All Linux! I've been there, and done that!

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    Default Re: Wine and Office 2007

    Hi All,

    Here is the image to go with the post above:

    Regards,

    JJMacey
    Phoenix, Arizona - The Valley Of The Sun
    A Linux Web Site, And A Linux Blog. All Linux! I've been there, and done that!

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