Before we start I want to state that MS Office is neither needed nor wanted, there are free, open-source alternatives available, such as Libre Office or Open Office.
To install MS Office on Linux you need 3 things:
1) Linux 🙂
2) Wine (the program, not the drink)
3) MS Office 2007
If you do not have Wine, open ‘Software Manager’ and download it.
Depending on the version of MS Office you MAY need to change your WINE settings.
Menu – Wine – Configue Wine – Applications – Windows Version – Change to appropriate version (for this tutorial I have changed it to Windows XP).
Download MS office 2007
Open the MS Office 2007 folder
Right click on the setup.exe file, select ‘open with’ then Wine Windows Program Loader
Put in your activation key
Accept the terms – continue
Press ‘install now’
When it’s finished you will get this screen:
Now you can select which program you want to open from the menu bar
Now we can use the programs.
Here you can see MS Office 2007 running on Linux Mint (via Wine)