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.[/QUOTE]
Some suggestions on the same topic of getting office in linux
- Try libreoffice i am personally using openoffice and it works for me (couple of years is all that is required for openoffice to become totally user-friendly)
- Get a virtualisation solution maybe vmworkstation or xen or multiboot (a trial version?) windows on your system … while it may be abit clumsy I am using sun virtualbox and tried to install Windows 7 Trial and/or 8 Developer as virtual machines and run basic Windows productivity applications off the VM … I ended up using Google Docs though.