Re: Wine and Office failure
Well, not everything works exactly as it should in Wine. Maybe this is another example of that. Or, maybe somebody else will know something about this particular one. Anyway, do you have a lot of stuff installed in Wine? If not, then just delete the ~/.wine folder and then run something (say, winecfg or wine regedit) to create a new one. Then start again.
If you do have a lot of work invested in the current .wine folder, then wait for someone to come along here who might know what to do about your current situation and save the .wine folder. I wish I did. But I don't. Sorry.
P.S.: For next time, consider copying your ~/.wine folder before trying a new app in Wine. If things go badly, you can delete the .wine folder and copy the backed up folder back in there and continue on as if nothing happened.