Install LibreOffice on CentOS 8 - Step by Step Process ?

LibreOffice is an open-source and powerful office suite, used on Windows, Linux, and on Mac as well. 

It offers a lot of versatile features like MS office such as documentation, spreadsheets, data tables for processing, Math formulas calculation, presentation design, drawing, and more. 

It supports more than 110 languages and can run almost on all types of operating environments. That is great the reason that Libreoffice has a large number of satisfied users.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform Software Installation tasks on CentOS Linux System.

In this context, we shall look into the installation procedure of LibreOffice on CentOS 8.

How to install LibreOffice on CentOS 8 ?

To begin with this installation procedure, You must be logged in as a root user or must have administrative or sudo rights.

a. Install LibreOffice 7.1.0 on CentOS 8 Using the Terminal

From the left sidebar of your desktop, launch the terminal window on CentOS 8.

Now type the 'su' command in order to log in as an admin user. 

While writing this guide, LibreOffice 7.1.0 is the latest version that is available for installation.

Therefore, execute the following different steps to install the LibreOffice on the CentOS system.

Step 1. Download Libreoffice rpm package

For Fedora and CentOS 8 users, the Libreoffice latest rpm package is available on its official website. However, you can download it directly using the GUI from here

In another case, type the following 'wget' command on the terminal in order to download the rpm LibreOffice package:

# wget

The compressed file has been saved in your default system’s home directly.

You can also save this file in another directory.

Step 2. Extract the LibreOffice 7.1.0 rpm package

The downloaded rpm package is in compressed format. However, extract this package by using the following command:

# tar -xvf LibreOffice_7.1.0_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz

Step 3. Install LibreOffice 7.1.0 rpm Package

Once all files are extracted, navigate into the directory where the Libreoffice files are extracted or downloaded. 

Now, by using the following command install the Libreoffice rpm package on your CentOS 8 system:

# cd LibreOffice_7.1.0.3_Linux_x86-64_rpm
# cd RPMS
# yum localinstall *.rpm


# dnf localinstall *.rpm

Type 'y' and then press 'Enter' to confirm the installation procedure.

Step 4. Launch or Open LibreOffice 7.1.0

Once the installation of LibreOffice is completed, it's time to launch the LibreOffice on your system. So, execute the following terminal command to launch LibreOffice:

# libreoffice7.1

When the above command runs, the LibreOffice initial window displays on the terminal.

The LibreOffice can also launch through the application search bar.

Just click on the 'Activities' menu and then type the 'LibreOffice' in the search bar. 

The LibreOffice icon shows in the relevant search results. Click on it to launch LibreOffice on your CentOS system.

How to Remove or Uninstall LibreOffice from CentOS system?

After using the LibreOffice suite, you can also remove it from your system when you need more space. So, with the help of the following command, you can uninstall the LibreOffice from your CentOS 8 system:

# yum remove libreoffice7.1

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This article covers LibreOffice installation on CentOS 8 distribution. LibreOffice is a powerful and open-source office suite that can be used on Linux, Mac as well as on Windows.

It provides various features such as word documentation, spreadsheets, data processing, drawing, presentation design, Math calculation, and more.

How to uninstall Old LibreOffice or OpenOffice Versions ?

If any previously installed LibreOffice or OpenOffice versions you have, remove it using following command.

# yum remove openoffice* libreoffice* [on RedHat based Systems]
$ sudo apt-get remove openoffice* libreoffice*	[On Debian based Systems]

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