Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 on Fedora 23/22, CentOS/RHEL 7.2/6.7

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This is quick guide to install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 on Fedora 23/22/21/20/19/18/17/16/15/14/13/12, CentOS 7.2/6.7, Red Hat (RHEL) 7.2/6.7 with using Apache OpenOffice original RPM packages.

What’s new in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 release

  • New Sidebar – The Sidebar makes better use of today’s widescreen displays than traditional toolbars
  • Interoperability Improvements
  • DrawObject Improvements/Enhancements
  • Extensions Improvements/Enhancements
  • Many resource leaks were fixed

Check full feature list here.

Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 on Fedora 23/22/21/20, CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 7.2/6.7

1. Download Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 Linux Package

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 32-bit version

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 64-bit version

2. Change to root User

3. Remove OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice.org Packages with following command

4. Extract Package and Access Directory

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2

5. Block openoffice.org-ure and libreoffice-ure package updates

In other words, “pin” openoffice.org-ure and libreoffice-ure packages
Add exclude row to /etc/yum.conf file, under the section [main]:

6. Install / Update Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 RPM packages

7. Start Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2

Start OpenOffice with Clicking Icons (found normally from menus) or Start OpenOffice with Following Command:

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Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 running on Fedora 22

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 on Fedora 22

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 running on CentOS 6.5

Apache Openoffice 4.1 running on CentOS 6.5

Apache OpenOffice 4 launchers on Fedora 19 Gnome Shell

Apache OpenOffice 4 menus

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  1. JR, TY for all the work! How would this be different if A OOo had been downloaded from the site to a jump drive since system being updated is standalone, NOT connected to I-net or any other boxes.
    As root; I have copied files from USB drive to my Desktop, ran tar – XX [My 1st tarball ext as I recall] XX
    Saw what appeared to be many files being extracted, then
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    • Hi Douglas,

      This should work normally with or without net, if you have tarball downloaded. Do you got it working?

      Reply

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