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Repartitioning a dual boot computer so that the Linux partition is smaller

A computer has a Linux Mint installation and a Windows 10 installation - in dual boot.
Currently there is not enough space with the current portioning size to install Office 365 on the Windows partition.
Therefore the Linux partition has to be made smaller.
How can this be done?
Thanks in advance.
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I would throw hardware at this problem.. and install a second disk for Linux.
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if office 365 cant install due to insufficient space, increasing your partition size by taking it from the Linux partition is only a temporary fix as you will soon run out of hard drive space just to run the apps installed on the windows partition. Most likely your hard drive is also used for virtual memory to run apps when the ram is full. If your hard drive is almost full this will always be a problem causing your system to run slower. You need to upgrade as other contributors to this thread have suggested install another drive and have one run linux and the other windows, or buy a larger hard drive that has plenty of space to run both operating systems.
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