Apache OpenOffice 4.1.12 has been released on Aug 30, 2021. This version has Improvements to graphics, charts, forms, text annotations and accessibility feature. The Apache OpenOffice release notes provide an explanation of these changes. All users running with Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11 or earlier are strongly advised to upgrade to the latest version.

This how-to guide will help you to Install Apache Openoffice 4.1.10 on Fedora systems. If you are running Libre-Office or an older version of Apache OpenOffice, We recommend removing that from the system.

System Requirements:

  • Linux kernel version 2.6 or higher, glibc2 version 2.5 or higher
  • 256 Mbytes RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • 400 Mbytes available disk space
  • X-Server with 1024 x 768 or higher resolution with at least 256 colours
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5.x or Later

Step 1 – Check Java Version

First, make sure you have java installed on your system. It is recommended the last version of Oracle Java 1.6.x, patch level 45, or the latest Oracle Java 7,8 or OpenJDK 7/8. Use the following command to check the installed java version.

java -version 

If the Java is not installed, Follow th instruction for Installing Java on Fedora

Step 2 – Download OpenOffice

You can visit the official download page to download the latest version of Apache OpenOffice. The command line users can use the following command to download Openoffice 4.1.10.

wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.12/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.12_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz 

Once the file downloaded, extract the archive file with below command:

tar xzf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.12_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz 

After extracting the archive, it will create an installation directory named en-US, and place all the files there.

Step 3 – Install Apache OpenOffice

Navigate to the Apache OpenOffice installation directory and to its RPMS folder, You will see a list of RPMs there. Install all RPMs using the following command.

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

Now install the desktop integration features for your setup. Navigate to the desktop-integration directory, and install the menus package.

cd desktop-integration/ 
sudo rpm -Uvh openoffice4.1-redhat-menus-*.noarch.rpm 

Step 4 – Launch Apache OpenOffice

After successfully installing all the packages in the above steps, Launch the Openoffice from the launch icon under applications.

openoffice-4-1-0-startup

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Congratulation’s You have successfully installed Apache OpenOffice on a Fedora system.

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you have learned how to download Apache OpenOffice on the Fedora system. For the installation, we have downloaded the RPM packages from the official website.