Wednesday, May 2, 2012

How to install MS Office 2010 in Ubuntu 11

Hi friends, now I am going to show you how to install MS Office 2010 in Ubuntu. I have installed MS Office Professional 2010 on my Ubuntu and its working fine.

I have applied this procedure after reading from  Wine's website. Wine is a software by which we can run .exe file in Linux. Recall that .exe file is only for windows, but with the help of wine, we can use .exe in linux. I have first used wine in Linux Backtrack because its inbuilt in that.

Here, I am going to show you overall procedure. Follow these simple steps.

1. Install Wine 1.3.33 through PPA.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install wine1.3

2. Now start a new wine prefix or rename the hidden folder .wine in your Home directory (if you had Wine installed before).

From winetricks,

Choose "Select the default wineprefix" then "Install a windows DLL or component" and from there install the dotnet20 and msxml6, following the instructions.
Again from "Select the default wineprefix" choose "install a font" and select the corefonts.

From winetricks and "Select the default wineprefix" choose run "winecfg". From there go to tab "Libraries" and click on *msxml6 then "Edit" and choose "Native (windows)".

3. Run the MS Office 2010 Professional x86 installer you have.
I used an .exe file. On Wine website they used an .iso mounted (MS Office Pro Plus x86 2010). Choose to install only Word, Excell and Powerpoint.
I used a valid key and the online activation worked perfectly.

During the installation the installer was hang for a while but finally it completed the installation.

4. On winecfg as instructed above to the tab "Libraries" and from "new override for library" click the small arrow and choose to "Add" riched20 and gdiplus. Then click on both, "Edit" and as above change their override to "Native (windows)".

5. Final steps.
Open Word, Excel and Powerpoint to see if they work. Then go to each one to File-options-Trust Center->Trust Center Settings, lower the security to none in every option and uncheck the Enable Protected View options. Word and Excell are working perfectly, the only problem is with Powerpoint which is not very dependable.

Note: Although these codes are well tested by me, it doesn't work sometimes. Inform me if same happens with you.
Enjoy hacking.
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