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How to install Apache OpenOffice 4 in Ubuntu-12.04

Apache OpenOffice suite is the original office suite used in all linux os previously. After the adoption of Apache and the contribution of apache lots of bugs has been fixed to make it more stable and comfortable with Linux OS.

It has a new improved sidebar and user interface. Apache openoffice has fixed over 500 bugs. It has improved the processing of DOCX file.

It has improved drawing/graphics utility.

It has made more compatible with microsoft office suite to easily process heavy excel sheets for more bug fixed detail logon to apache open office official website.

Download the Apache OpenOffice from the given link.

1.First we have to remove the libreoffice

$ sudo apt-get remove --purge remove libreoffice*

2.Now extract the downloaded package 

$ sudo tar -zxvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz

3. Now you will have folder like en-us go inside .

$ cd en-us
$ cd DEBS
$ ls

 4. Now we have install all the debs :-

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

This will install all the deb packages 

5. Now go into desktop-integretion folder and install deb package

$ cd desktop-integretion
$ ls 
$ sudo dpkg -i openoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.0-9702_all.deb

6. Now we will check and Apache openoffice

That's it Now enjoy using Apache openoffice 4 . This tutorial is fully stable with ubuntu-12.04 .


Now it is known as Apache OpenOffice which is available through third Party repository as

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/office 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openoffice

If you are on a 64 bit system you are not done yet. Starting openoffice3 will fail with the message "no suitable windowing system found, exiting". You need to install some 32 bit libraries:

sudo apt-get install libxrandr2:i386 libxinerama1:i386

Next, it fails with "exception in syncronize" because permissions are wrong. Fix them. Then it worked for me.

sudo chmod a+rx /opt/openoffice.org3/share/uno_packages/cache/uno_packages