Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8 has been released on Nov 10, 2020. This version has Improvements to graphics, charts, forms, text annotations and accessibility feature. The Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8 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 4.1.8 on CentOS, RHEL, and Fedora systems. If you are running Libre-Office or an older version of Apache OpenOffice, We recommend removing that from the 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) 1.5.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 the following command to check the installed java version.
If you do not have already installed java on your system, use below link to install latest java version.
Install JAVA/JDK 11 on CentOS/RHEL 7/6
Step 2 – Download OpenOffice
Download openoffice from Apache official site as per your system setting or Use the following command to download.
wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.8/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.8_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz tar xzf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.8_Linux_x86_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 the 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 the required package.
cd desktop-integration/ rpm -Uvh openoffice4.1-redhat-menus-*.noarch.rpm
Step 4 – Launch Apache OpenOffice
After successfully installed all the packages in the above steps, start Openoffice using following command.