Ubuntu

need help installing Microsoft word 2007

Asked by Nathaniel edwards on 2011-09-05

I tried follow the instructions on how to do it from this link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLQLSK2Hj8E

 I get stuck at the part where it asks me where is mounted your CD-rom

then I have three options to choose from

the symbol = *

other

refresh

what do I do?

I also tried this way to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj_k7nUfdQg&feature=related

but when I go through wine tricks and select install an app and then select microsoft word 2007

I get this prompt

Working around wine bug 14980 -- Using native riched20

and then I get this one continually

Please insert and mount volume 'OFFICE12' (needed for package 'office2007pro')

what do I do??????

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Nathaniel edwards
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2011-09-14
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2011-09-06
Nathaniel edwards (loekanle) said : #2

It doesnt hold a candle to microsoft word I typed a 3page paper on libre and opened it on microsoft word 2007 , Microsoft word pointed out so many mistakes from libreoffice.

Nathaniel edwards (loekanle) said : #3

What is that link? is supposed to help?

It shows how to install it, try reading the ENTIRE page.....

It gets a gold rating so some things won't work. The page discusses this too.

Nathaniel edwards (loekanle) said : #5

on the link it states that I have to
Install to a clean wineprefix (no winetricks or other tweaks, no other applications installed).

I have installed winetricks does this mean I have to uninstall it and what other apps is it talking about?

it also states at the bottom in the howto section
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix winecfg
(Substitute the actual path for /path/to/wineprefix in the above command.)

Is the command it mentions in the link an actual command I can enter in terminal to install wineprefix are communicate with the shell program if it is already installed?

Nathaniel edwards (loekanle) said : #6

I got it

I was missing a crucial component in installing Microsoft word

come to find out you need the CD I thought it was being install for free because everything else on ubuntu is being installed for free

but I got and I felt like such an idiot

Word is a proprietary and paid for software, so you will not legally be able to install Word for free. Canonical and Ubuntu do not endorse or support piracy in any way