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How to Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint

This article is focused on how to install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 which is the most stable released version, on the various Linux distribtuions such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc. This release is a maintenance release incorporating important bug fixes, security fixes, updated dictionaries, as well as build fixes.

Apache OpenOffice for those who may not know, is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. OpenOffice supports localized versions in more than 120 languages; those that are 100% translated and maintained are officially released.

Install Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 Features include:

  • Key security vulnerability fixes
  • Updated dictionaries
  • Set default currency to Euro in Lithuanian locale
  • Support for new language dictionaries
  • Numerous bug fixes, including installer as well as database support on Mac OS X, as weell as
  • Enhancements to the build tools (for developers)
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The complete list of features and enhancements are available in the release notes

How to install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

  • The first thing that needs to be done is to remove any old installed version from the system
sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice* libexttextcat-data*

sudo apt-get autoremove
  • Next step is to proceed with the installation of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3

32bit OS

wget http://kent.dl.sourceforge.net/project/openofficeorg.mirror/4.1.3/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.3_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz

tar -xvf Apache_OpenOffice*.tar.gz

sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/*.debs

sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration/*.deb

64bit OS

wget http://kent.dl.sourceforge.net/project/openofficeorg.mirror/4.1.3/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.3_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
tar -xvf Apache_OpenOffice*.tar.gzsssssss
sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/*.debss

sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration/*.deb

How to remove Apache OpenOffice

sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice* libexttextcat-data*

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