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Alan Reynolds
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Link from applications menu to MS Office

Postby Alan Reynolds » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:41 am

I have installed MS Office on the virtual C: drive created by Wine. The software is OK when the EXE files are activated, also there are icons on the apps menu for all the components of Office. However the links from icon to EXE files are not working. Winetricks did not work and continually displayed the prompt "insert office 12". This is an example of the command in launcher properties.

env WINEPREFIX="/home/alan/.wine" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix /home/alan/.wine/dosdevices/c:/users/alan/Start\ Menu/Programs/Microsoft\ Office/Microsoft\ Office\ Excel\ 2007.lnk

How can I make it work?

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Re: Link from applications menu to MS Office

Postby TheDynamicHamza21 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:42 pm

I have programs installed through wine my commands read:
env WINEPREFIX="/home/hamza21/.wine" wine C:\\Program\ Files\\Kreatives.org\\KRISTAL\ Audio\ Engine\\KRISTAL.exe

so maybe you need shorten the command to point to only exe.
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Re: Link from applications menu to MS Office

Postby Alan Reynolds » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:14 pm

env WINEPREFIX="/home/alan/.wine" wine C:\\program\files\\microsoft\office\\office12\\excel.exe

I tried the above path but without a result.

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Re: Link from applications menu to MS Office

Postby TheDynamicHamza21 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:46 pm

is MS Office located in .wine/drive_c/Program Files/?

also my file path is C:\\Program\ Files\ there's a space between the \ and Files. Moreover capitalization is important. Ensure you copy the file path exactly as it is written with spaces and capitalization.
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