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Install MS Office Professional 2007 on Fedora 17 64-bit

asked 2012-07-23 06:35:47 -0500

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Hi,

I really need help! I have Fedora 17 installed on a 64-bit Acer machine - no Windows. I have a copy of MS Office Professional 2007 and would like to use it on Fedora - slight differences between Libre Office and MS Office causes unnecessary editing when corresponding with clients.

I've tried to install it through Wine and it works perfectly, untill I need to save the document of open existing ones. I am only interested in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. I have tried many threads and cannot get this right! I am also VERY new to Fedora (I recently started Ubuntu and shortly after that I decided on Fedora), so please be gentle in your answers!

Thank you very much!

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answered 2013-09-19 11:18:53 -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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I have used Kingsoft for a while both on my Linux machine and Windows machine. On my windows computer the only program I still use from Microsoft is Access.

chrisroberts gravatar imagechrisroberts ( 2013-09-19 12:47:11 -0500 )edit
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answered 2012-07-24 04:23:28 -0500

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If you are forced to use MS word etc, you can install virtualbox, set up a virtual machine, install your copy of windoze and install MS word etc. You can share files between Fedora and the virtual machine.

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answered 2012-07-24 04:29:41 -0500

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Hi,

Thanks for the advice! I seemed to get it working by using Playonlinux - getting that to work was difficult enough in itself!

But thanks again!

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I always found myself installing MSOffice using Wine (Playonlinux -- all the same really), then after a few hours of usage, I would run into something that would make MSOffice crash.

I suggest just using a virtual machine with Windows XP installed (windows 7 runs much slower on a VM :S).

hmaarrfk gravatar imagehmaarrfk ( 2013-09-18 17:36:01 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-09-18 15:19:53 -0500

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hello , i also have fedora installed and i need to install microsoft word but i cant . i dont know what to do cause i cant install anything here since i got fedora . please help cause i really have to work on microsoft word . helpppppppp

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The comments below suggest two options: 1. Installing a it in a VM. 2. Installing it through Wine or Play on Linux. You can find instructions on their respective forms.

hmaarrfk gravatar imagehmaarrfk ( 2013-09-18 17:37:22 -0500 )edit
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answered 2012-07-23 22:26:41 -0500

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The IceMan Blog,

The problem is excactly what I originally posted. Could you please give some instructions on how you managed it?

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