Sunday, June 1, 2014

Install Microsoft Office In Linux

PlayOnLinux is a graphical front-end for the Wine software compatibility layer which aims to simplify the installation of Windows-based applications and games on Linux. It uses an online database of scripts to apply to different applications that need special configuration.

There are many different ways to install Microsoft Office and other Windows programs in Linux but I enjoy the easy and simplicity of PlayONLinux.

To intall PlayOnLinux
sudo apt-get install playonlinux

The first time you run PlayOnLinux you'll be greeted with a wizard. Make sure you have an internet connection and hit next.

PlayOnLinux will update itself

Navigate to Install>Office>Microsoft Office 2010

A reminder will pop up, leave the default location and do not tick the checkbox 'Run the program' if asked. Click OK.

The Microsoft Office 2010 installation will begin

You can install office from a DVD or .exe file

Once you select your install media, PlayOnLinux will download and install the necessary software

And prepare Microsoft Office for installation on Linux

Enter your Product Key

 Accept the Terms and Conditions

 Click install now, to begin the process

Allow PlayOnLinux install Microsoft Office

Installation Complete

Now Microsoft Office is installed and configured