Even though Open Office is a really good Office suite, newbie Linux users find it difficult to migrate from Microsoft Office 2007 to Open Office. There are other options as well, like KOffice suite among others, which are really good Free software alternatives. But for those who desperately need to use Microsoft Office 2007 in their Ubuntu 8.10 desktop, WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is there to help you. All you need is the latest version of WINE. We have compiled the different steps required in installiing Microsoft Office 2007.
Inorder to install Microsoft Word 2007, you need to have Wine 1.1.9 or its newer versions. You wont be able to download this version of Wine from official Ubuntu repo, since it is still in the devolopment phase. Here are the details on Installation of Microsoft Office 2007 in Ubuntu 8.10 using WINE.