Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 Released on Oct 28, 2015. 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 4.1.2 on Ubuntu, Debian and LinuxMint operating systems. If you are running Libreoffice or Older version of Apache OpenOffice, We recommend to remove that from system.
- 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) 1.6.x or Later
Step 1: Check JAVA Version
As Openoffice4 required JAVA 1.6 ( Oracle java 6) or later versions. So make sure you have installed correct version in your system. To check current installed version use following command –
# java -version
If you do not have already installed java on your system, use below link to install latest java version in your Debian based system.
Install JAVA/JDK 8 on Debian Based Systems
Step 2: Download OpenOffice and Extract
For 32 Bit:
# wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.2/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.2_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz # tar xzf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.2_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
For 64 Bit:
# wget http://netassist.dl.sourceforge.net/project/openofficeorg.mirror/4.1.2/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.2_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz # tar xzf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.2_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_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
Before installing OpenOffice make sure you don’t have installed LibreOffice on your system. If have, uninstall it using following command.
Now navigate to Apache OpenOffice installation directory and to its DEBS folder, You will see a list of debian packages there. Install all packages using following command.
# cd en-US/DEBS/ # sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Now install the desktop integration features for your setup. Go to desktop-integration in the installation directory, and install required package.
# cd desktop-integration/ # sudo dpkg -i openoffice4.0-debian-menus*.deb
Step 4: Start Apache OpenOffice
After successfully installed all the packages in above steps, start Openoffice using following command.