I tried installing Office 2016 with Crossover 17 on Ubuntu 17.10 (Gnome 3) and openSUSE 42.3 (KDE Plasma) and while the installation ran fine without any errors, whenever I try to start one of the installed Office applications, it just gives me the corresponding splash screen but then only a black window. The window is clickable, though. If I click in the top right corner, it closes the black window, when I click a little bit to the left of the top right corner it minimizes. So, the window seems to BE there, you just can't see anything...
Does your video card support Direct X 10 - I believe your video card needs to support Direct X as Office 2013 and 2016 won't work without Direct X supported card. I know this was the issue when I tried Office 2013 about 6 months ago, my laptop has a Intel graphics card that does not support direct x. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Lenovo Laptop.
I have encountered the same problem. I tried to install Office 2016 from a downloaded ISO and from the file supplied to me by my supplier. The supplier supplied file at least installed Office 2016, but upon executing the individual programs, Excel, Word etc, all I got was a black screen, totally useless.
All of these attempts took place using Crossover 17 on a fully updated copy Ubuntu 16.04. FYI, on this same machine using the updated Ubuntu supplied wine repository, hence wine 2.03, I was able to install and run without any problems Office 2010. And, by the way, contrary to the positing on this website Microsoft Access works just fine. It can even connect to a remote MySQL database using MDAC2.8 and the ODBC connector provided by MySQL.
This same machine, a Dell E5400 with Intel graphics, runs Windows 10 and Office 2016, perfectly.
When right-clicking on the Word icon in Crossover, you choose "Run with options" and then let Crossover create a log file for the execution of the Word.exe: It gives a whole list of library files that are needed for the Office programs to function correctly. I installed all of the libraries mentioned there (at least the ones that were available in openSUSE) and now all Office programs start up normally with usable interfaces. Only thing that is still not working is "online stuff" (i.e. adding a mail account to Outlook, etc).
I bought this product yesterday because I was under the impression that Office 2016 was fully supported. I too am having the black screen issue. I tried doing the log trick, but some of the missing libraries are not found in Synaptic. I am using Xubuntu 16.04.3. I did add the i386 architecture to my package list. I'm at a loss.
If the necessary packages are not pulled in during the install, for some reason, could someone (at Codeweavers?) please give the terminal command needed to fix this? At least for the current Ubuntu base? I have lodged a support ticket but it's painfully slow. Thanks
I'm running an Intel graphics card as well, Lenovo L412 Thinkpad which is the Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller. I'm sure when Windows was installed on it I had Office 2013 running, maybe Windows get's around this?
In any case I can't run Office 2013 or Office 2016 on this laptop - time to upgrade with a nVidia based card.
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