How To Install Apache OpenOffice on CentOS 7

Install Apache OpenOffice on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Apache OpenOffice on your CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache OpenOffice, commonly known as OpenOffice.org or OpenOffice, is an open-source office productivity software suite whose main components are for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, and databases

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Apache OpenOffice on a CentOS 7 server.

Install Apache OpenOffice on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Download Apache OpenOffice Linux Package.

Follow the below steps to download OpenOffice and extract a tar file:

### 32-Bit ###
wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.2/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.2_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
tar xzf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.2_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

### 64-Bit ###
wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.2/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.2_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
tar xzf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.2_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

Remove OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice.org Packages with the following command:

yum remove openoffice* libreoffice*

Step 3. Installing Apache OpenOffice.

You will see a list of RPMs packages inside the en-US directory. Install all RPMs packages 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. Accessing Apache OpenOffice.

After successfully installed all the packages start Openoffice using the following command:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Apache OpenOffice. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache OpenOffice on CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Apache OpenOffice website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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