Powerpoint 2007 in Ubuntu 12.04 (Wine)

MS Office 2007 installs just fine under Ubuntu 12.04 using wine 1.4. However Powerpoint will fail to start until you tweak wine a little.

Go to Applications > Wine > Configure Wine > Libraries. In “New override for library” type: “riched20.dll”, and click “Add”. With the new “riched20” file, click “Edit” and select “Native (Windows)”.

Powerpoint should now start as expected. Thanks to the fix for omgubuntu.

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8 Responses to Powerpoint 2007 in Ubuntu 12.04 (Wine)

  1. Srivatsa K says:

    Thanks a lot. I dont need to go to windows

  2. Atul says:

    Solved my problem too.

    Thanks a lot.

  3. Saucy Simon says:

    I got this to work, but only by forcing wine to run in 32 bit. First erase your entire .wine folder (that kills all your previous programs which are probably running 64 bit). Then

    export WINEARCH=win32

    then run the office (or powerpoint) setup

    wine setup.exe

    Then fix the riched20 bug mentioned above and it works fine.

    On one machine it gave some errors in the setup program, but installed correctly and seems to work anyway.

  4. Tadas says:

    awesome!! Thank You a lot 🙂

  5. Julian Arenas says:

    Thank you very much man!

  6. Thank you so much! I don’t understand why this is necessary but it works 🙂

  7. Sergio says:

    Thank you frequent much man !! problem resolved !

  8. jai says:

    it works for me but can you explain the problem in detail why it was not working before and thanks a lot for this great post.

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