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Which version exactly?
Justin Nichols Chief Senior Advocate
Posted 2017-12-08 13:58
The site does not make it clear at all which specific version(s) of Office 2016 Crossover 17 supports.

My setup:
Ubuntu 17.10 x64
Kernel: 4.13.0-17-generic
Video: Open Source NVIDIA binary driver nvidia-387 (387.34)

I have attempted to install the following and here are the results:

MS Office 2016 Pro Plus 32-bit
- Fails during installation with "We're sorry, we had a problem installing your Office program(s)"

Latest MS Office from Office 365 Subscription
- Completes installation, however the applications do not run right (shows garbled video output)
- Also, sometimes the activation window will show, but it will not allow activation over the internet resulting in the following error: "We're sorry, something went wrong and we can't do this for you right now. Please try again later. (0x8004FC10).

Are either of the above versions supported?  If not, what specific versions are?
Justin Nichols Chief Senior Advocate
Posted 2017-12-12 07:50
Looks like the following worked to allow the Office 365 version of MS Office 2016 to properly install and run:


By Kyle Piira:
For me on Ubuntu 17.10 I need to install these libraries:

sudo apt install libxinerama1:i386 libxcomposite1:i386 libv4l-0:i386

However, running Office 2016 (from Office 365) has issues.  Outlook simply crashes when attempting to add the initial account (corrupting the profile).  Word seems to work okay thus far, though.  Main reason I want to run Office is for Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint (for when I need to see things in their original format by coworkers, and when LibreOffice won't display the file well).
Hana Pagel
Hana Pagel  Staff Member
Posted 2018-02-06 14:34

Performance on CrossOver is best with Office 365 versions, but Pro Plus versions are also supported. We have faced challenges with Office 2016 installation, but just released critical bug fixes with CrossOver 17.1. If you have experienced problems installing Office 2016, please upgrade to 17.1 here ( or contact our support team for more information.

Thank you for your patience as we have worked to resolve this issue.


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