How To Install OpenOffice 4.1.1 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Debian 8, Debian 7 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, OpenOffice is one of the most popular, open-source, cross-platform, Office Suite, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X systems.

The latest version available is Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1, which has been recently released, bringing a lot of bug-fixes to the previous OpenOffice versions. For a full list of changes, see the official changelog.

how to install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, Debian 8 Jessie, Debian 7 Wheezy

In this article I will show you how to install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, Debian 8 Jessie, Debian 7 Wheezy and other Ubuntu and Debian derivative systems.

Because it is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to download the deb packages from sourceforge and install the via dpkg.

Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Debian and derivatives:

First, you have to remove the already installed versions of either openoffice and libreoffice:

$ sudo apt-get remove libreoffice* openoffice*
$ sudo apt-get autoremove

Next, we will download openoffice, extract the archive and install the deb packages:

$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.1/binaries/en-GB/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-GB.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-GB.tar.gz
$ cd en-GB/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
$ cd desktop-integration
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

How to install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Debian and derivatives:

First, you have to remove the already installed versions of either openoffice and libreoffice:

$ sudo apt-get remove libreoffice* openoffice*
$ sudo apt-get autoremove

Next, we will download openoffice, extract the archive and install the deb packages:

$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.1/binaries/en-GB/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-GB.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-GB.tar.gz
$ cd en-GB/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
$ cd desktop-integration
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Optional to remove Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 on either 32 bit or 64 bit Ubuntu/Debian and derivatives, do

$ sudo apt-get remove openoffice*

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15 comments on “How To Install OpenOffice 4.1.1 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Debian 8, Debian 7 And Derivatives
  1. Guido says:

    thx a lot!!

  2. Rajan says:

    Simple and clear instructions! Thanks a ton!

  3. WhereIsMyMindAT says:

    thanks very much for this! you rock!

  4. Milos says:

    Thanks very much!!! 😀

  5. Josh says:

    THANK YOU!!! I’ve been searching for this all night!

  6. Mark says:

    Thanks a lot man

  7. marioinc says:

    gracias, sencillo y efectivo (y)

  8. frankie says:

    Works Perfect, Thanks a bunch…..

    Attention Newbs: Don’t copy the $ symbol…..

  9. mehmet says:

    thank you

  10. Markus says:

    awesome -thx for the great help !!

  11. Dave G says:

    Thanks for your help, and the accompanying explanations of what’s being done.
    After going through the processes (terminal executions), you’ll need to locate open office in ‘search your computer and online sources’ (14.04) at the upper left option of the tool bar by searching open office. You can then drag and drop open office where ever suits you in the tool bar, then move it to the desktop from there – if you’re not happy with that 🙂

  12. Daniel Lewis says:

    Can any one tell me the terminal commands (linux) to open, Openoffice, base, calc, math etc? setting up an individual menu for open office in Gnome-pie

  13. Jacke says:

    Worked perfectly for 4.1.2!

  14. Adhi Pambudi says:

    Is java runtime environment (JRE) required for running Open Office?

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