(Last Updated On: March 3, 2018)

In this guide, we’ll look at Installing Apache OpenOffice in Kali Linux, Ubuntu and Debian. Apache OpenOffice is a free office Utility for Linux, Windows, and Mac. You must have OpenOffice | LibreOffice in Linux as they are the best as Microsoft Office in Windows. Installing OpenOffice in Linux is simple and installing the latest version is of concern in this tutorial. When you install LibreOffice or OpenOffice through official Linux repositories, you normally get an outdated version.

Apache OpenOffice Features at hand

  • Writer a word processor you can use for anything from writing a quick letter to producing an entire book.
  • Calc a powerful spreadsheet with all the tools you need to calculate, analyze, and present your data in numerical reports or sizzling graphics.
  • Impress the fastest, most powerful way to create effective multimedia presentations.
  • Draw lets you produce everything from simple diagrams to dynamic 3D illustrations.
  • Base lets you manipulate databases seamlessly. Create and modify tables, forms, queries, and reports, all from within Apache OpenOffice.
  • Math lets you create mathematical equations with a graphic user interface or by directly typing your formulas into the equation editor.

Installing OpenOffice

To install it follow the steps below, this method will get you the latest Apache OpenOffice running on Kali Linux, Debian based distributions, and Red Hat based distributions.

Installing OpenOffice on Debian and Ubuntu

  1. Download Apache OpenOffice  latest version of Apache OpenOffice Homepage
  • On the download page, select the Debian version, (64-bit or 32-bit).

Click the Download full installation link.

2. Extract the file on the downloaded folder by typing:

$ tar zxvf openofficename.tar.gz

3. Change to en-US  folder created after extracting and to DEBS folder, e.g

$ cd en-US/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

 Wait for the installation to finish.You will get OpenOffice suit at Applications> Office.

Installing OpenOffice on Red Hat, CentOS or Fedora

Download the Linux 64-bit RPM version from the download page.

Once downloaded, extract it with the command.

$ tar zxvf openofficename.tar.gz

Ensure that you don’t have any installed version of Openoffice.

$ sudo yum remove openoffice* libreoffice*

For Fedora, run:

$ sudo dnf --setopt=clean_requirements_on_remove=false \
remove libreoffice\*

Then change directory to the RPMS subdirectory of the installation directory.
You should see a lot of rpms here and one sub-directory called “desktop-integration“.

Install the OpenOffice RPMs using the command:

$ cd en-US
$ cd RPMS
$ sudo rpm -Uvih *rpm
$ sudo rpm -Vvih desktop-integration/openoffice*.rpm


Thanks for reading, hope this article was of benefit to you. The next thing you may want to do is How to Install phpMyadmin in Kali Linux and Debian.

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