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How to Install openoffice in Ubuntu

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How to Install Apache OpenOffice on Ubuntu?


Apache OpenOffice is a software suite. This suite contains various useful tools like word processor, spreadsheet, database management etc. It is similar like other popular editors LibreOffice and NeoOffice.

It was developed by Apache Software Foundation and first released on May, 2012.

In this tutorial, we will install Apache OpenOffice on Ubuntu operating system. This installation process includes the following steps.


  • Ubuntu
  • Java
  • GNOME 2.10
  • Login as root in terminal

Note – Remove LibreOffice, if installed, to install Apache OpenOffice on the same Ubuntu OS.

Apache OpenOffice Installation

1) Download Apache OpenOffice

Use this command to download archive from the official site, it will store to the current directory location.

Software OpenOffice 1

2) Extract Archive

Use this command to extract the archive that we downloaded in previous step.

Software OpenOffice 2

3) Install

This command is used to execute Apache OpenOffice setup.

Software OpenOffice 3

4) OpenOffice Desktop Integration

After installation, create desktop integration to make it accessible.

Software OpenOffice 4

5) Run / Open OpenOffice

We can open OpenOffice by executing this command from the terminal. It will show a home page that is shown below.

Software OpenOffice 5

Alternatively, we can also open it from the application manager by searching, as we did in this screen-shot.

Software OpenOffice 6

Well, we have installed Apache OpenOffice successfully in our Ubuntu operating system. Now, we can use to manage our office tasks.

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