office 2k7 problem
ubuntu at swhi.net
Wed Jun 3 15:42:14 UTC 2009
Haseeb ul Hasan wrote:
> Question 1
> I am a rookie user. (Ubuntu 8.04 x64)
> I have googled on how to install office 2007 on it. Got success in
> installing wine and wine tricks. Got the iso downloaded of office 2007.
> Successfuly installed gmount iso to mount the disc.
> Successfully started installing, but on the halfway through it gives and
> unknown error and closes.
IMNSHO, you'll find CrossOver/Linux from Codeweavers  most helpful as
Office 2007 is one of the supported applications.
The basics: Yes, WINE is the ticket, but the folks at Codeweavers (the
most significant supporters of the WINE project, btw) have developed a
few not-open features which make the whole process far easer, again
IMNSHO. I think of their product as WINE-heavy.
The other side of this is OpenOffice from Sun  is available and
likely already installed on your current 8.04 system. If there's
something that OO can't do (or can't do without major learning curve) I
fallback to M$ Office through .
I hope this helps.
 http://www.openoffice.org/ *
*caveat: on Ubuntu, please try to use software from repositories as it
keeps your system secure, up-to-date and less likely to encounter
conflicts down the road.
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