Apache OpenOffice 4.1.10 Released on May 06, 2021. This version has Improvements to graphics, charts, forms, text annotations and accessibility feature. The Apache OpenOffice 4.1.10 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 4.1.10 on Ubuntu, Debian, and Linux Mint operating systems. If you are running LibreOffice or an older version of Apache OpenOffice, We recommend removing that from the system.
- Linux kernel 2.6 or higher, glibc2 version 2.5.2 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) 1.8 or Later
Step 1 – Check JAVA Version
Openoffice4 required JAVA 8 ( Oracle Java 8) or higher versions. So make sure you have installed the correct version on your system. To check the currently installed version use the following command –
If you do not have installed Java on your system, use one of the below links to install the 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 the Debian package, your proffered language, and the appropriate version to install as shown in the image below:
Click the “Download full installation” button
The command-line users can use the following command to download Openoffice using wget.
Once the download is 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 the 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 the 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 installing all the packages in the above steps, start Openoffice using the following command.