Install Latest Version of OpenOffice on Ubuntu 14.10

OpenOffice is an open source office software suite which provides Word Processor as Writer, spreadsheet as Calc , presentation PPT application as Impress, drawing tool as Draw, a Mathematical tools as Math and Database management application as Base.

OpenOffice is developed and maintained be “Apache Software Foundation”. It is available for Linux Like operating system, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and comes under Apache License. In this post we will discuss how to install latest version of OpenOffice on Ubuntu 14.10.

If you have already installed Liberoffice and older version of openoffice, then you should first remove them using apt-get command

linuxtechi@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get remove libreoffice* openoffice*
linuxtechi@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove

Installation Steps of OpenOffice On Ubuntu Desktop 14.10

Step:1 Download the latest and stable version of OpenOffice

For 32-bit

linuxtechi@localhost:~$ wget

For 64-bit

linuxtechi@localhost:~$ wget

Step:2 Untar the downloaded file using below command

For 32-bit

linuxtechi@localhost:~$ tar -zxpvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-GB.tar.gz

For 64-bit

linuxtechi@localhost:~$ tar -zxpvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-GB.tar.gz

Step:3 Install the Debian Packages using below command

linuxtechi@localhost:~$ cd en-GB/DEBS/
linuxtechi@localhost:~/en-GB/DEBS$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Install Desktop-integration Packages

linuxtechi@localhost:~/en-GB/DEBS$ cd desktop-integration/
linuxtechi@localhost:~/en-GB/DEBS/desktop-integration$ sudo dpkg -i openoffice4.1-debian-menus_4.1.1-9775_all.deb

Access the Openoffice4

Method:1 Open the terminal type openoffice4

linuxtechi@localhost:~$ openoffice4

Method:2 Go to Dash Home—> Search—> Openoffice


Click on OpenOffice 4.1.1 icon


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