If you are using Ubuntu and need to use Microsoft Office either for compatibility reasons or out of preference this guide will show you how to install it.
PlayOnLinux is a useful piece of software based on Wine which allows you to easily install many Windows applications with relative ease. PlayOnLiux is free and does not require a Windows licence for use.
Download PlayOnLinux - Click 'Ubuntu' under packages to locate the PlayOnLinux .deb file.
Install PlayOnLinux - Locate the PlayOnLinux .deb file in your downloads folder, double click the file to open it in Ubuntu Software Centre, then click the 'Install' button.
Disc - Simply insert the disc in to your disc drive.
ISO - Locate your ISO, 'Right click' the ISO and select 'Open with' then 'Disk Image Mounter'.
Open playOnLinux by searching for it in the dash then clicking on the icon:
Once open click on the 'Install' button located near the top of the window:
A new window will open, click 'Office' then click on the version you will be installing for example 'Microsoft Office 2010' then click install:
Click 'Next' when the new window opens:
Select 'Use a setup file in my computer', then click 'Next':
Click 'Browse' when prompted:
Locate the disc on the left hand side of the file manager the select the 'Setup.exe' then click 'Open':
Once you have located the 'setup.exe' file and see the screen below click 'Next':
PlayOnLinux will now configure itself ready for the install:
When ready proceed with the install the same as you would on Windows:
Once the install is complete you can open the office applications either by clicking on the icons on your desktop or through opening PlayOnLinux.