How To Install Apache OpenOffice on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Apache OpenOffice on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache OpenOffice on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 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 Apache OpenOffice on a Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) server. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install Apache OpenOffice on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Download Apache OpenOffice on Ubuntu 20.04.

Download the latest Apache OpenOffice packages using the following command, At the time of writing this article, OpenOffice 4.1.7 is available as the latest version:

The above command will extract the downloaded file. This will create a directory named ‘en-US’ into the Downloads.

Step 3. Installing Apache OpenOffice on Ubuntu system.

Now we navigate to Apache OpenOffice extracted packages directory and DEBS folder and install all packages using the following command:

Next, we have to integrate the packages with our Desktop:

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 Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official OpenOffice website.

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