MS Office 4x ???

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MS Office 4x ???

Post by oberladtstrasse » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:14 am

Hi,

Nowadays I have installed PlayOnLinux on my Kubuntu 12.04. In addition to that Wine 1.4.
I want to install my old MS Office 4.2, but during the Setup, a little window pops up which says that it can't install Word, PowerPoint etc.

I think this software is 16bit, maybe this is the problem??? But on wikipedia I've read that WINE generally supports 16bit software.
Maybe I've to use another WINE Version???

Can somebody help me???

Best regards!

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Re: MS Office 4x ???

Post by dimesio » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:08 am

Support for apps that old is poor.

You can try setting the Windows version to NT or older, and if your OS is 64 bit, you will need to install DOSBox. It still may not work.

But I have to ask, why are you trying to install such an ancient version of MS Office? LibreOffice can certainly do everything that old version can, and more: it can read Office 2007/2010 documents, which that old version of Office will never be able to do (the compatibility pack only works for Office 2000 and newer).

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Re: MS Office 4x ???

Post by oberladtstrasse » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:39 am

I want to install it because I like to work with such old software - they are very simple and lightweight.

My OS is 64bit. Does that mean that it's impossible to make a 16bit software executable in WINE???

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Re: MS Office 4x ???

Post by oberladtstrasse » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:20 pm

dimesio wrote:Support for apps that old is poor.

You can try setting the Windows version to NT or older, and if your OS is 64 bit, you will need to install DOSBox. It still may not work.
I managed to install StarWriter 2.0 in WINE 1.4 which is 16bit software. And I don't have installed DOSbox.
So, I think the problem isn't due to dosbox etc., rather a wrong WINE Version???

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Re: MS Office 4x ???

Post by dimesio » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:41 pm

So try the latest development release and find out. If it doesn't work in plain 1.5.12 (no PlayOnLinux), post terminal output.

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Re: MS Office 4x ???

Post by oberladtstrasse » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:02 pm

dimesio wrote:So try the latest development release and find out. If it doesn't work in plain 1.5.12 (no PlayOnLinux), post terminal output.
OK, thanks. :)
I tried to install another textprocessor for Windows 3x - Wordstar for Windows 2. It runs without problems!!!
So, there must be a solution to make Word 6 executable!!!

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