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What's the latest version of Excel/Word/Powerpoint that runs RELIABLY?

I want to switch (back) to Linux, but I'm a heavy user of Excel, so I'm considering my options.

  1. Run an alternative such as OnlyOffice or LibreOffice but there are lots of issues (compatibility not 100%, some features missing, would have to re-learn all keyboard shortcuts or use the mouse)
  2. Run Office 2021 (or whatever is the newest version) in a Windows VM and access via Winapps (
  3. Run an older version of Office in Wine/Crossover and live with the fact that I'm missing some of the newer functions (e.g. MAXIFS, MINIFS, IFS, UNIQUE, XLOOKUP)

For the third option, what is the last version of Office that runs reliably on Crossover? By reliable I mean NO crashes NO bugs NO lost data.

The first answer might be "none" but personally I only need the three core apps - Excel, Word, Powerpoint - and I don't need any of the cloud functionality (Onedrive, Onenote). I could also live without Macros and Addins. All I need is these three core apps to work perfectly. I also don't want to use Office 365, but one of the stand-alone one-time payment versions.

Looking at the compatibility database, it seems that Office 2021 and 2019 don't really run. Office 2016 has four stars (not sure if that's really production ready?), Office 2013 for some reason only three, and Office 2010 four stars again.

I use 365 on linux mint.
Excel is the one which works the best, but there are issues with power query and some other functions.
Word is OK no more. PowerPoint crashes a lot.
All these with codeweaver 21. I tried vsrsion 22, it was half a disaster so i when back to 21.

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