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Install Apache OpenOffice on Ubuntu

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 the most recent stable release, is the leading open-source office productivity software suite comprising of word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. OpenOffice supports localized versions in more than 120 languages; those that are 100% translated and maintained are officially released. Before we install Apache OpenOffice on Ubuntu, lets take a look at its features.

Install Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice Features

  • Cross platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X)
  • 170+ Languages
  • Extensions and Templates available
  • Commercial support available
  • New Sidebar
  • Interoperability Improvements for Text Documents, Spreadhseet Documents, Presentation Documents and OOXML file format in general
  • DrawObject Improvements/Enhancements
  • New Color Palette, Gradients, as well as Gallery Themes and Gallery enhancements
  • Refined the Selection Handles User Interface
  • Refined Selection Visualization
  • Better Print Preview
  • Enhanced conversion to Bitmap Graphics
  • Enhanced Copy/Paste, as well as Drag&Drop
  • Adapt LineStart/End to LineWidth
  • SVG Export enhancements
  • SVG/Metafile Break & SVG Import improvements
  • Picture Crop mode offers preview
  • Unified visualization of ColorPalette popup
  • Transparency support for pixel formats (PNG)
  • Connectors support rotation
  • Corrected Hatch fill style visualization
  • Better gradient support in metafiles
  • Calc and Chart Improvements/Enhancements
  • Support relative Pie Chart Height
  • New Functions: AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, XOR, LEFTB, RIGHTB, LENB, MIDB and RAND (reimplemented to use the Mersenne-Twister algorithm)
  • Extensions Improvements/Enhancement
  • New Toolbar management
  • Unified menu API
  • Performance Improvements/Enhancements
  • Many resource leaks were fixed
  • Speedup of Graphic Rendering
  • Additional Language Support
  • Changes that Impact Backwards Compatibility
  • Module binfilter removed (legacy StarOffice file formats (.sdw, .sdc, .sdd, etc.)
  • Python support updated
  • Support for system C++ STL
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Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 Changelog

  • Key security vulnerability fixes
  • Updated dictionaries
  • Set default currency to Euro in Lithuanian locale
  • Support for new language dictionaries
  • Numerous bug fixes, including installer as well as database support on Mac OS X, as weell as
  • Enhancements to the build tools (for developers)
  • [The complete list of features and enhancements are available in the release notes]

How to install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

  • Uninstall any previously installed version from the system
sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice* libexttextcat-data*

sudo apt-get autoremove
  • Now proceed with the installation of Apache OpenOffice

32bit OS


tar -xvf Apache_OpenOffice*.tar.gz

sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/*.deb

sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration/*.deb

64bit OS


tar -xvf Apache_OpenOffice*.tar.gz

sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/*.deb

sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration/*.deb

How to remove Apache OpenOffice

sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice* libexttextcat-data*

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