This howto should help ease the process of installing Microsoft Office 2007 under Wine 1.0 in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. I should note that after all was said and done, I ended up going back to OpenOffice.org and sometimes AbiWord. There were just too many small bugs that made the experience frustrating. If I need to run Office 2007, I now do so in either VMWare or Windows XP.
Get the WineTricks package which will allow you to install needed run times for Microsoft Office 2007.
Make the file executable and transfer to your /usr/local/bin directory for easy execution.
chmod a+x winetricks
sudo mv winetricks /usr/local/bin
Change the Windows Version to Windows Vista and click Apply.
Go to the libraries tab and add an override for rpcrt4.dll and msxml3.dll, then click OK.
Now you will need to update a needed dll.
mv ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/rpcrt4.dll ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/rpcrt4.bak
mv rpcrt4.dll ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/
mv ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/msxml3.dll msxml3.bak
Run winetricks and install the run times.
A popup will appear with a list of run times like below:
Here are the run times I checked:
MS .NET 2.0
Grab some tea or coffee, this will take a bit… You will now go through a bunch of installers.
Grab your Microsoft Office 2007 CD and install the application. Be patient as it may seem like its stalling around 60% through the process.