Need help installing Office 2016

ReasoningOwl

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Hello all,
So I'm kinda new to Linux (in the sense of using it for everyday stuff) I have used Linux quite a bit for programming.

But, I need help with installing office 2016.

I have PlayOnLinux and Wine installed.
I have the ISO x64 file and a legal Product key.

But when I use PlayOnLinux to install office 16 I run into problems.
It doesn't allow me top use the 64bit version on the Office 2016 installer on POL. So I chose the "Install a non-listed program" option. [On pic 1 you will see it]
I then choose to use the 64 bit install [Seen on Pic 2]
I then configure wine to work with windows 7 [seen on Pic 3]
I then choose the mounted ISO [Seen on Pic 4]
It then starts the office installer, I click accept and the next [seen on pic 5]
After that, I just click "install now", and the installer starts. But soon runs int a problem [seen on pic 6]

From here I'm clueless.

If anyone can tell me how to install office 2016 so that it works, I would really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance.
 

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If I have to use critical Windows apps, such as MS Office (any version), or Adobe apps, I would just install Windows in a virtual machine. Too much uncertainty with a wine based install.

However, here are a couple reads that might help:
 

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Assuming a Debian/Ubuntu/Mint system:

Code:
sudo apt install libreoffice

That'd be what I'd do. Unless you really love Office, or you really need some of the complex features in Excel, LibreOffice does everything you'd do with MS Office.
 

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Assuming a Debian/Ubuntu/Mint system:

Code:
sudo apt install libreoffice

That'd be what I'd do. Unless you really love Office, or you really need some of the complex features in Excel, LibreOffice does everything you'd do with MS Office.
FreeOffice has a great compatibility with MS Office Documents, although its closed source. WPS office too but i wouldnt trust it since its financed by the Chinese Communist Party
 

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WPS office too but i wouldnt trust it since its financed by the Chinese Communist Party

That always makes me chuckle. I am not worried about China, 'cause I don't live there. They have no power over me. If anything, they'd be less likely to share their findings with my country's government than other products. China doesn't scare me any.
 

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Unless you really love Office, or you really need some of the complex features in Excel, LibreOffice does everything you'd do with MS Office.
I love LibreOffice, but Calc is limited to 1024 columns. That could be a deal breaker for many users, and especially businesses. Excel and Gnumeric both provide 16,384 columns.
 

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I love LibreOffice, but Calc is limited to 1024 columns.

That is indeed why I mentioned that. If you need any of the more complicated Excel features, stick with Excel - or at least use something other than LO to meet those goals.
 

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That always makes me chuckle. I am not worried about China, 'cause I don't live there. They have no power over me. If anything, they'd be less likely to share their findings with my country's government than other products. China doesn't scare me any.
bruh I would be more scared of sending my data to the american government considering that it has actual power over it's citizens and allies' citizens
 

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I love LibreOffice, but Calc is limited to 1024 columns. That could be a deal breaker for many users, and especially businesses. Excel and Gnumeric both provide 16,384 columns.
In LibreOffice v 7.3.3 may be earlier versions as well but 7.3.3 is what I am running
Options... ▸ LibreOffice ▸ Advanced ▸ Optional Features ▸ Enable experimental features (may be unstable)
Restart LibreOffice
Options... ▸ LibreOffice Calc ▸ Defaults ▸ New Spreadsheet ▸ Enable very large spreadsheets (16m rows, 16384 cols)

You now have 16 Million Rows and 16384 Columns
 

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You now have 16 Million Rows and 16384 Columns

I thought I'd read something about that changing.

Even still, there's some advanced stuff Excel does that Calc doesn't. You'd have to ask an advanced Excel user, but there's a small list of stuff Calc can't do and some folks need those features.

Ugh... I despise using this as a 'source', but I'm not going to dig too deep:


Other than that, by all means, go with my idea above - install LibreOffice. I use it exclusively for my 'office' stuff. I have used it since pretty much day one, when it forked from OO. For reasons too long and off topic to get into, I'm not a huge Oracle fan.
 

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Wine isn't that good...more trouble than it's worth...best to install ms office in a windwoes VM.
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I have a windwoes 7 VM but I installed LibreOffice in it...hahaha microsuck.
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Try to install it without play on linux. Just double click on executable and the installer should run via wine.
 
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