Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 Released on Apr 29, 2014. This version has Improvements to graphics, charts, forms, text annotations and accessibility feature. The Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 Release Notes provide an explanation of these changes. However,you should have the opportunity to migrate your old profile settings to the new profile area.


This how to guide will help you to Install Apache Openoffice 4.1.0 on CentOS, RHEL and Fedora systems. If you are running Libre-Office or Older version of Apache OpenOffice, We recommend to remove that from system.

System Requirements:

  • Linux kernel version 2.6 or higher, glibc2 version 2.5 or higher
  • 256 Mbytes RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • 400 Mbytes available disk space
  • X-Server with 1024 x 768 or higher resolution with at least 256 colours
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5.x or Later

Step 1: Check JAVA Version

First make sure you have java installed on your system. It is recommended the last version of Oracle Java 1.6.x, patch level 45, or the latest Oracle Java 7 or OpenJDK 6 build 27 or OpenJDK 7. Use following command to check installed java version.

# java -version

If you do not have already installed java on your system, use below link to install latest java version.

Install JAVA/JDK 7 on CentOS/RHEL 6/5

Step 2: Download OpenOffice and Extract

Download openoffice from Apache official site as per your system setting or Use the following command to download.

For 32 Bit:

# wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.0/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.0_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
# tar xzf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.0_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

For 64 Bit:

# wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.0/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.0_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
# tar xzf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.0_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

After extracting archive it will create an installation directory named en-US, and placed all the files there.

Step 3: Install Apache OpenOffice

Navigate to Apache OpenOffice installation directory and to its RPMS folder, You will see a list of rpms there. Install all rpms using following command.

# cd en-US/RPMS/
# rpm -Uvh *.rpm

Now install the desktop integration features for your setup. Go to desktop-integration in the installation directory, and install required package.

# cd desktop-integration/
# rpm -Uvh openoffice4.1-redhat-menus-4.1-9764.noarch.rpm

Step 4: Start Apache OpenOffice

After successfully installed all the packages in above steps, start Openoffice using following command.

# openoffice4

You can also use GUI menu to start openoffice like below


Congratulation’s You have successfully install Apache OpenOffice on you system.