Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8 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 Ubuntu, Debian, and LinuxMint operating systems. If you are running LibreOffice 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) 1.6.x or Later
Step 1 – Check JAVA Version
As Openoffice4 required JAVA 8 ( Oracle Java 8) or later versions. So make sure you have installed correct version on your system. To check currently installed version using the following command –
If you do not have installed Java on your system, use one of below links to install latest Java version in your Debian based systems.
sudo apt-get install default-jdk
Step 2 – Download OpenOffice Debian
Download Openoffice from Apache official site as per your system configuration. Select Debian package, your proffered language and appropriate version to install as showing in image below:
Click the buttion “Download full installation”
The command line users can use the following command to download Openoffice using wget.
Once the download complete, extract the downloaded file on your system.
tar xzf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.8_Linux_x86_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 the following command.
sudo apt-get remove LibreOffice*
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 the following command.
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Now install the desktop integration features for your setup. Go to desktop-integration in the installation directory, and install the required package.
sudo dpkg -i openoffice4.1-debian-menus*.deb
Step 4 – Launch Apache OpenOffice
After successfully installed all the packages in the above steps, start Openoffice using following command.