Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Fedora 27 / CentOS

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the Apache Open Office 4.1.5 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / LinuxMint 18 and Fedora 27


Apache Openoffice released its new stable version 4.1.5 and it is one of the best alternative software 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 4.1.5 comes with Minor Changes and update to the dictionaries.

Changelog in OpenOffice 4.1.5

  • BZ 127568 Diagrams become corrupt (not retrievable) when Calc document is saved
  • BZ 127580 Fix for Issue 127568 created a new bug in Base
  • BZ 127581 Writer crashes after copying all content
  • BZ 127621 Update English dictionary to version 2017.11.01

Installation steps

For Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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 https://www.apache.org/dist/openoffice/4.1.5/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.5_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
For 64 bit
wget https://www.apache.org/dist/openoffice/4.1.5/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.5_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
Step 3: Extract the Downloaded tar file
tar -xvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.5_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
Step 4: Install OpenOffice 4.1.5

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


For CentOS / Fedora

Step 1: Download the RPM packages using the below command according to your distribution

For 32 bit 

wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.5/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.5_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

For 64 bit

wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.5/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.5_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
Step 2: Extract the Downloaded tar file
tar -xvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.5_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
Step 3: Install OpenOffice 4.1.5
After extraction go into the folder and install the deb files by issuing the command
cd en-US/RPMS/ && rpm -ivh *.rpm
Step 4: Install the Desktop Integrations
cd en-US/RPMS/desktop-integration && rpm -ivh *.rpm
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