Install Apache OpenOffice on CentOS 8 - Step by Step Process ?

Apache OpenOffice is known as OpenOffice. It is an open-source office suite that consists of different features such as presentations, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and graphics.

OpenOffice suite is similar to most popular editors such as NeoOffice, MSOffice, and LibreOffice.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Apache OpenOffice queries.

In this context, we shall look into how to install Apache OpenOffice's latest suite on CentOS 8 system.

How to install Apache OpenOffice on CentOS ?

Before proceeding with this installation procedure, you need to ensure that All administrative commands should be executed as the sudo or root user.

Then, Access the terminal application and the following steps need to implement to install the apache OpenOffice on your CentOS 8 system. 

1. Install Java

To install apache OpenOffice, make sure that java must be installed on your system. Print the Java version which is installed on your system by typing the following command:

$ java -version

If java is not installed then, nothing will show in the output. 

However, you can install Java by using the below-given command:

$ sudo dnf install java-11-openjdk-devel

The two different Java versions are available for installation. You can install any Java version from both on your system. 

Here, we have installed OpenJDK-11 on the CentOS 8 system.

It is recommended to always install the latest version of any software. 

Once Java is installed, check the installed version with the command below on the terminal:

$ java -version

2. Download Apache OpenOffice suite

Download the apache OpenOffice suite from its official website using the GUI or can be downloaded by running the following command:

$ wget

Once the file is downloaded on your system, extract this file by executing the below-mentioned command:

$ tar xvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.7_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

All files will be extracted in a new installation directory named en-US.

3. Install OpenOffice on CentOS 8

Navigate into the installation en-US directory and then move into the RPMS folder, list of all RPMs files will present there. 

Install these files by running the following commands:

$ cd en-US/RPMS/
$ sudo rpm -Uvh *.rpm

Execute the below-mentioned command to install the required desktop integration features and packages:

$ sudo rpm -Uvih desktop-integration/openoffice4.1.7-redhat-menus-4.1.7-9800.noarch.rpm

4. Launch or Access Apache OpenOffice

Once you complete the installation of the OpenOffice suite on your CentOS 8 system, open the apache OpenOffice application from the application search bar

Type OpenOffice in the search bar on the desktop.

The OpenOffice suite can be launched by typing the below-mentioned command on the terminal:

$ openoffice4

The OpenOffice Welcome window will be displayed on the desktop when you first-time launch on your CentOS 8 system.

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This article covers how to install Apache OpenOffice on CentOS 8. Apache OpenOffice is a software bundle which contains various software tools like word processor, spreadsheet, database management, and so on. It is very much similar to other popular editors like Libreoffice and NeoOffice. 

Main features and tools provided by OpenOffice:

1. Writer a word processor you can use for anything from writing a quick letter to producing an entire book.

2. Calc a powerful spreadsheet with all the tools you need to calculate, analyze, and present your data in numerical reports or sizzling graphics.

3. Impress the fastest, most powerful way to create effective multimedia presentations.

4. Draw lets you produce everything from simple diagrams to dynamic 3D illustrations.

5. Base lets you manipulate databases seamlessly. Create and modify tables, forms, queries, and reports, all from within Apache OpenOffice.

6. Math lets you create mathematical equations with a graphic user interface or by directly typing your formulas into the equation editor.

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