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axius Wednesday 28 October 2009 at 21:16
axiusAnonymous

Hello,

I'm using debian squeeze and playonlinux 3.7.

I'm trying to install Office 2003 because I like Microsoft Outlook since I've got an exchange server at work.

We usualy use a network share that has all the files of the Office CD to install Office on a new system. This is part of the problem.

I don't have an Office CD at hand and have tryied copying the files over to my station, turning them into an .iso file using a cd burner and mounting that image with:
mount -o loop /tmp/office1.iso /media/cdrom3/

But when I select cdrom3 as the source cd-rom, playonlinux says it can't find the cd-rom.

Is there anyway I can make it use the files from the image ? or to select the folder that has the files ?

I used playonlinux to install Internet Explorer 7 and it worked like a charm, so i'm really happy that someone created it.

Thanks for a great app,
Axius
Quentin PÂRIS Wednesday 28 October 2009 at 21:37
Quentin PÂRIS
Admin

Try to install Office 2003 with manual installation.

But i'm not sure Exchange will work with wine
axius Wednesday 28 October 2009 at 21:39
axiusAnonymous

Sorry, could you please point me in the right direction ?

How would one proceed when trying to install manually ?

Edit: Nevermind :) i found the link for manual install

But now i get Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Will try to digg a little more for the answer :)

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NSLW Thursday 29 October 2009 at 7:39
NSLW


I don't have an Office CD at hand and have tryied copying the files over to my station, turning them into an .iso file using a cd burner and mounting that image with:
mount -o loop /tmp/office1.iso /media/cdrom3/

But when I select cdrom3 as the source cd-rom, playonlinux says it can't find the cd-rom.

Quote from axius

Is this already installed office in this iso image or are they installation files for Office 2003?
axius Thursday 29 October 2009 at 8:27
axiusAnonymous

They are installation files for Office 2003. Haven't tryied with an already installed one, I figured there are too many reg stuff to deal with.
NSLW Thursday 29 October 2009 at 11:35
NSLW

mount your iso image and do
cd /media/cdrom3/
ls
and post the result here

What language version of Office is yours?
axius Thursday 29 October 2009 at 15:00
axiusAnonymous

Hello, me again.. sorry to be a bother...

I found a cd-rom eventualy but now everything except outlook works

when i try to start Outlook i get:

Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. The command line argument is not valid. Verify the switch you are using.

the content of the cd is :

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Thanks for trying to help, i'm sure we'll get it to work eventualy:)
NSLW Thursday 29 October 2009 at 15:30
NSLW

Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. The command line argument is not valid. Verify the switch you are using.

Quote from axius


1) Your cdrom with Office 2003 is illegal that's why you had problems with cannot found cdrom. However I fixed that.

2)

Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. The command line argument is not valid. Verify the switch you are using.

Quote from axius


To solve this open
~/.PlayOnLinux/configurations/installed/Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
and remove "$docname"

alternatively you can reinstall Office 2003.

axius Thursday 29 October 2009 at 17:38
axiusAnonymous

Thanks for the solution :) now it starts. First thing i've noticed now, in the wizard to configure you email account there aren't any fields to configure it in. I only have the buttons for next, cancel, back ...

Anyway, I really feel like I'm making progress thanks to you :)

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