How to Install Microsoft Office 2010 on Ubuntu 13.04

July 13, 2013 — 3 Comments

This brief tutorial will show you how to install Microsoft Office suite 2010 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail and Linux Mint using Wine.

Wine is a free and open-source software that allows to run Windows applications on Ubuntu Linux. Now Microsoft Office is running good through Wine.

To get started:

1.) Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window, and run commands to install wine:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa


sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install wine1.5


2.) After wine is installed, you may log out and back in. Run command below to configure wine:


Under Libraries tab, scroll down and select Riched20 library from the list and click add it. When done, click OK.


3.) For better performance, run below 2 commands to force Wine to run in 32bit process:

export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/wine32 
export WINEARCH=win32

4.) Now, insert your Office CD/DVD or navigate to the Office Setup.exe on your computer. Right-click on it and select “Open With Wine Windows Program Loader”.


5.) Follow the wizard and you’re done!

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3 responses to How to Install Microsoft Office 2010 on Ubuntu 13.04

  1. hi
    i followed your steps , but i’m getting the following error.
    “there is no windows program configured to open this type of file”

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