Microsoft Office 2016

Current Overall Status

Most people simply want to know if an app will work for them or not. This page sets out to transparently  answer that as simply as possible, whilst also catering for the most common Office products, OS's, installation methods and core app functionality. 

This is maintained by application advocates based on their own observations and those they've confirmed with non-advocates.


  1. CrossOver 17
    1. Operating System Summary
      1. Fedora 27
        1. Installs succesfully
        2. Not usable.
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    1. Installation


      1. Click-to-Run streaming installation
        1. O365 Pro Plus
          1. Fedora 27
            1. Consistently failing to complete installation.
      2. Click-to-Run offline installation
      3. Office Deployment Tool streaming installation
        1. O365 Pro Plus
          1. Fedora 27
            1. Inconsistent installation results, often does not fully install though some apps are functional.
      4. Office Deployment Tool offline installation
        1. O365 2016 Pro Plus
          1. Fedora 27
            1. Consistent installation results, completes installation fully and successfully.
        2. Office 2016 Pro Plus Standalone
          1. Fedora 27
            1. Consistent installation results, completes installation fully and successfully.


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    1. Functionality
      1. Activation
        1. Office 2016 Pro Plus Standalone
          1. Fedora 27
            1. Successful with IE8 installed in bottle
      2. Sign-in
        1. Office 2016 Pro Plus Standalone


          1. Fedora 27
            1. Successful
      3. Access
        1. Office 2016 Pro Plus Standalone
          1. Fedora 27
            1. Launches
            2. Unable to create file from template, 'an unexpected error occured when opening the template.' 'Template xyz could not be instantiated'. 'Close the OLE server and restart it outside of Microsoft Access then try again.'
      4. Excel
        1. Office 2016 Pro Plus Standalone
          1. Fedora 27


            1. Launches
            2. Unable to create file from template, 'Excel cannot open the file template name .xltx because the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify ...'
            3. Corruption errors presented when opening local files; 'The file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file'.
      5. OneDrive
        1. Office 2016 Pro Plus Standalone
          1. Fedora 27
            1. Presents the error 'OneDrive can't be run using full administrator rights'.
      6. OneDrive for Business
        1. Office 2016 Pro Plus Standalone
          1. Fedora 27


            1. Launches
            2. Sync not tested
      7. OneNote
        1. Office 2016 Pro Plus Standalone
          1. Fedora 27
            1. Presents the error 'You'll need to install the Desktop Experience before you start OneNote...'
      8. Outlook
        1. Office 2016 Pro Plus Standalone
          1. Fedora 27
            1. Launches
            2. Unable to setup @hotmail or @gmail account, receive error 'Something went wrong and outlook couldn't setup your account, please try again.'
      9. PowerPoint
        1. Office 2016 Pro Plus Standalone
          1. Fedora 27
            1. Launches
            2. Unable to create files from templates - 'PowerPoint found a problem with content in C:\users\crossover\Application Data\Microsoft\templates\ xyz template.potx'. Offers to repair template which fails.
      10. Publisher
        1. Office 2016 Pro Plus Standalone
          1. Fedora 27
            1. Launches
            2. Successfully create file from template.
      11. Skype for Business
        1. Office 2016 Pro Plus Standalone
          1. Fedora 27
            1. Does not launch, no GUI errors.
      12. Word
        1. Office 2016 Pro Plus Standalone
          1. Fedora 27
            1. Launches
            2. Unable to create files from templates - 'Word was unable to read this document. It may be corrupt'.
            3. Unable to retrieve files from OneDrive online, prompts for username/pwd repeatedly without success. 
            4. Corruption errors presented when opening local files; 'The file is corrupt and cannot be opened'.
            5. After attempting to access OneDrive based doc unsuccessfully (e.g. cancel password prompt), the blank doc populates with this error: 'Microsoft account requires JavaScript to sign in. This web browser either does not support JavaScript, or scripts are being blocked. To find out whether your browser supports JavaScript, or to allow scripts, see the browser's online help.' Installing Java 6 didn't help.
      13. Visio
        1. Office 2016 Pro Plus Standalone
          1. Fedora 27
            1. Launches
            2. Built-in stencils cannot be opened - 'Visio cannot open the file or a component in the file because it is corrupt.'




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