Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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In this tutorial i will show you how to install the Apache Open Office 4.1.3 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS /older versions, LinuxMint 17.

Apache Openoffice released its new stable version 4.1.3 and it is one of the best alternative softwares for Microsoft office ,Libreoffice and etc...

It contains Spreadsheets,Presentations,Graphics,Word processing and more.It is an open source software so free to use and also available for Multiple operating systems Windows ,Linux and Mac OS-X.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 comes with Minor Changes and New dictionaries are added to it
Improvements/Enhancements:


Changelog in OpenOffice 4.1.3

  • The fix for security issue CVE-2016-1513, previously only provided in source code and as a hotfix patch, is incorporated in the 4.1.3 binary distribution.
  • A regression effecting all database tables and queries on Mac OS X was fixed.
  • Enhancements to the build tools
For detailed changelog refer this link

Installation steps

Step 1: Remove the Older version of Libre office or OpenOffice
sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*
sudo apt-get autoremove
Step 2: Download the Open Office tar file from openoffice.com or use the below commands

For 32 bit 
wget http://www.apache.org/dist/openoffice/4.1.3/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.3_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
For 64 bit
wget http://www.apache.org/dist/openoffice/4.1.3/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.3_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
Step 3 :Extract the Downloaded tar file
tar -xvfz Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.3_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
Step 4 : Install OpenOffice 4.1.3
After extraction go into the folder and install the deb files by issuing the command
cd en-US/DEBS/
dpkg -i *.deb 
Step 5: Install the Desktop Integrations
cd en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration
dpkg -i *.deb
Step 6: Verify Installation by typing in the dash
openoffice
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