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This is quick guide to install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 on Fedora 24/23/22/21/20/19/18/17/16/15/14/13/12, CentOS 7.2/6.8, Red Hat (RHEL) 7.2/6.8 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 24/23/22/21, CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 7.2/6.8

1. Download Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 Linux Package

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 32-bit version

wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.2/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.2_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz/download -O Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.2_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 64-bit version

wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.2/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.2_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz/download -O Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.2_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

2. Change to root User

su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

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

## Fedora 24/23/22 ##
dnf --setopt=clean_requirements_on_remove=false remove libreoffice\*

## Fedora 21/20/19/18/17/16/15/14/13/12 and CentOS/RHEL 7.2/6.8 ##
yum remove openoffice* libreoffice*

4. Extract Package and Access Directory

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2

tar -xvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.2*

cd en-US

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/dnf/dnf.conf or /etc/yum.conf file, under the section [main]:

## Edit file
nano -w /etc/dnf/dnf.conf

## OR ##

nano -w /etc/yum.conf

## Add exclude row
exclude=openoffice.org-ure* libreoffice-ure*

6. Install / Update Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 RPM packages

rpm -Uvh RPMS/*.rpm RPMS/desktop-integration/openoffice4.1.2-redhat-*.rpm

7. Start Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2

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

## Screenshots

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