Installing Microsoft Office 2010 on Ubuntu 13.10/14.04
Word works. Excel works.(1) PowerPoint works.
Access and Outlook were not tested.
Works with multiple monitors fine. However, you can only maximize the application window on the monitor where that application was opened. Snap (quasi-maximize) works thought.
(1) Switching between multiple open spreadsheets in a single Excel instance only works via View -> Switch Windows.
(2) Tested on some Excel spreadsheets only, not on other applications.
How to get it working?
Use (recent) Wine.
Based on the Microsoft Office 2010 32 bits entry in the Wine App DB.
Office should be installed on a 32-bit Wine prefix, preferably an empty one.
The following instructions should work on a new system, and summarize the information on the Wine guide.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa # official Wine PPA sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.7 wine-mono4.5.2 # Latest wine and wine-mono WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32_mso2010 winecfg # Create a separate and 32-bit wine prefix cd OFFICE14/ # Change to your installation folder WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32_mso2010 wine setup.exe # Run the setup on the created wine prefix
For PowerPoint to work, it is necessary to set the following library override in winecfg:
riched20: native, builtin.