Microsoft Office 2007

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This works great:

From forum post: get office 2007 working for me I installed bin32-wine, winetricks and then ran:

$ WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/win32 winecfg
and set windows to xp and then ran:
$ WINEPREFIX=~/win32 winetricks msxml3  gdiplus riched20 riched30 vcrun2005sp1 allfonts
$ WINEPREFIX=~/win32 wine setup.exe
and then to actually use any of the executables you must cd to the directory. IE:
$ cd ~/win32/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office12
$ WINEPREFIX=~/win32 wine ./EXCEL.EXE

You could set WINEPREFIX in your bash_profile, or make 32bit wine your default (then you only have to do WINEARCH=win32 winecfg). Anyway the two main problems I had were accidentally emulating 64bit (I know Wine Is Not Emulation) windows instead of 32 bit. Also I found that the programs hang if I didn't cd into the directory, probably because the dlls are linked with the local directory. Anyway everything works this way.

Note: I did not have to run via command or script like the guy does though. To execute the software I could just open it from the applicaiton menu.