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!