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How can I install MS Office 2010 on fedora 18?

asked 2013-09-19 22:50:19 -0500

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updated 2014-09-30 09:22:29 -0500

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I am using wine but when installation starts I get following message: The Program setup exe. has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. I also get a SElinux Alert Browser The source process:/usr/bin/wine/-preloader attempted this acess:mmap_zero

Do you have a solution for me? I have LibreOffice but need MS Word. Thanks

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answered 2013-09-20 00:43:12 -0500

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I may suggest using Kingsoft office instead of Microsoft Office for linux which is similar to MS Office http://www.techlw.com/2013/05/kingsoft-office-for-fedora.html

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Wow, that actually looks good. Props to the chinese for copying microsoft so well.

hmaarrfk gravatar imagehmaarrfk ( 2013-09-20 01:04:08 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-09-20 00:17:23 -0500

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updated 2013-09-20 00:21:24 -0500

Have you tried following the instructions on here?

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=17336

Wine tends to make or break things every version. It is probably best to stick with Office 2007 (yea two version ago).

I've actually had luck installing that one.

You can also try PlayOnLinux. it basically automates those instructions.

Edit:

As a rule of thumb, I would NOT recommend using Wine for anything serious with MS Word.

  1. the formatting is not always correct, some things render poorly and some things are just misplaced (don't ask me why).

  2. You will work on your document for a bit, then realize that Wine can't save your ducument with the latest update. Oh no :S. Now what do you do.

  3. You will work on your document for a bit, then hit a feature that will cause Office to crash. You really need that feature and you just spent 10 hours getting Office to work on your machine. What do you do now?

These are all things that happened to me. If you want to quickly view a docx file, I suggest using LibreOffice (or StarOffice, apparently that still exists). If you REALLY need to use wine, install Windows XP VM and run it from there.

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