How to install Office 2010 on Ubuntu

I recommand using Playonlinux, which is a graphical interface for wine. Don’t install Playonlinux from Ubuntu official repository since the version is not up to date. Instead, do:

$wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
$sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install playonlinux

Please, note that you must also installed wine separately:

sudo apt-get install wine

Then insert your Microsoft Office 2010 install dvd or put the files on a usb key or your hard drive. If you have an iso file, mount it:

sudo mkdir /mnt/iso
sudo mount -o loop the-path-to-your-iso-file.iso /mnt/iso

Beware, more recent Office version will not work properly with wine.

Launch playonlinux:

playonlinux

Then click on:

  1. Install a program
  2. Office icon in the header menu
  3. Microsoft Office 2010 line
  4. CD/DVD
  5. Other, the type /mnt/iso

Then, you just have to follow the instructions.

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