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Linux instructions for installing WIndows software
This link brings up the CodeWeavers' Web page with detailed instructions on what you'll need to do next. There is, however, one piece missing from their instructions. To install packages on Mint, or any other Linux, you can't be an ordinary user. You have to be running from the administrator's account, aka root or the super-user.
Using a terminal to install a needed Linux program
So, I bring up a terminal — simply start typing the word from the Mint Menu if you don't see the little terminal icon on the menu bar — and type in the command with "sudo" in front of it. Sudo, in Mint and other Linux distributions, tells the terminal that this one command should be run as if you were the administrator.
Installing incidental Windows programs with CrossOver
Along the way to installing Office, CrossOver asks me if I want to install other programs that Office might need. These include fonts, such as, I'm sorry to say Comic Sans, the world's most hated font.