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    Dear Opensuse Users: Is anybody using wine in 13.1x64 for MSO 07? It seems to start up OK, but the windows aren't resizable or moveable by mouseclicks on the borders (although the correct little arrow types appear). This is a vanilla OS13.1 install under KDE and stock wine + winetools out of the repos.

    Thank You Very Much!
    Patricia

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    Hi,

    Did you try with playonlinux ? It is there in the applications list :
    http://paste.opensuse.org/30317851

    I have never installed it though but I think it's worth a try. Installed playonlinux from repository :
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    7 | playonlinux         | playonlinux                  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games:/tools/openSUSE_13.2/
    I'm sure it's also available for 13.1
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by glistwan View Post
    Hi,

    Did you try with playonlinux ? It is there in the applications list :
    http://paste.opensuse.org/30317851

    I have never installed it though but I think it's worth a try. Installed playonlinux from repository :
    Code:
    7 | playonlinux         | playonlinux                  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games:/tools/openSUSE_13.2/
    I'm sure it's also available for 13.1
    Hi, Greg - Thank you... No, I didn't try that. Wine *used* to work seamlessly in 12.x (windows resizing and stuff) and on Kubuntu. I'm just trying to find out what I'm doing wrong. Sometimes OpenSuSE has slightly different needs.

    Do I need to uninstall Wine? Have you tried playonlinux with MSO?

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    There are differences between wine versions. I don't think you are doing anything wrong I think the version that comes with stock 13.1 works worse with MS Office. What is cool about playonlinux is that it can install a different wine version per application so I would expect it would install a proper version of wine for your MS Office. At the same time this doesn't impact the wine you have on your system so this is why I wanted you to try with playonlinux. Last time I used MS Office on Linux was around 4 years ago. I did however successfully run Hearthstone, Teenagent and Torchlitght (versions that come from GOG) with playonlinux.
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Huh. Well, I didn't see playonlinux in the repos...

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    PattiMichelle wrote:

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    > Huh. Well, I didn't see playonlinux in the repos...
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    look under noarch
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    Patti,

    If all else fails maybe try a VM?
    I'm just a curious cat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sagemta View Post
    Patti,

    If all else fails maybe try a VM?
    Yes, virtualbox works really well for this sort of thing, but it takes a long time to boot compared to wine. :-)

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    OK, found a one-click install in the games:tools repo - so, uninstall regular wine?

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    Don't have to you can if you want

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