How to install the latest version of LibreOffice on CentOS 8

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LibreOffice is a powerful open source office suite that can be used on Linux, Mac and Windows. It offers various functions such as word documentation, spreadsheet, data processing, drawing, presentation design, math calculation and more. LibreOffice supports 110 languages ​​and runs on all major operating systems, which is why LibreOffice has many satisfied users worldwide.

This article shows you how to install LibreOffice on CentOS 8. At the time of this writing, the latest version of LibreOffice 6.4.3 is available for installation. So we have implemented steps and terminal commands on the CentOS system which are given below:

Install the latest version of LibreOffice on CentOS 8

To install LibreOffice 6.4.3 you need to do the following steps on CentOS 8:

Step 1. Download the Linux RPM file

Open the official website for LibreOffice suit with url https://www.libreoffice.org/. Click the Download Now button as follows:

You can also select a download option from the top menu bar as follows:

Now select an RPM package from the drop-down list and download it for either 32-bit or 64-bit according to your system specifications. Here we are using the 64-bit system, so we have selected a Linux 64-bit (rpm) package to be installed as follows:

Click the ‘Download’ button to download the package as follows:

Downloading

After you have clicked on Download, the following dialog box opens in the window. Select the option “Save file” and click on “OK”.

Save the file to the hard drive

You can check the progress of your download as follows:advertising

Download progress

Step 2. Open the terminal

As soon as the download is complete, now open the terminal application with ‘Ctrl + Alt + t’ or start quickly from the application launcher as follows:

Open the terminal

Step 3. Navigate the directory

Now navigate to the directory in which the downloaded file was saved. To do this, run the following command:

$ cd Downloads

List all files in this directory using the ‘ls’ command as follows:

Check download directory

Step 4. Extract the downloaded package

Extract the downloaded package with the following ‘tar’ command:

$ tar -xvf LibreOffice_6.4.3_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz

Unzip the LibreOffice tar archive

It will take some time to extract all of the files from the compressed package. Now you can check whether the extraction has finished or not. Therefore, list the element of the ‘Downloads’ directory again.

Step 5. Install LibreOffice 6.4.3

After unzipping the downloaded package, you will have a directory underneath where you will find a folder or subdirectory called ‘RPMS’. Now you are going to use the following commands to install all RPM files like this:

// Directory navigation

$ cd LibreOffice_6.4.3.2_Linux_x86-64_rpm

$ cd RPMS

// installation of LibreOffice 6.4.3 

$ yum localinstall *.rpm
Install LibreOffice RPM

The user prompt asks you to confirm the installation of all packages. You will press ‘y’ and ‘Enter’ to confirm the installation process.

Confirm package installation

After a while, you will see that the installation is complete on your system.

installation completed

Step 6. Start LibreOffice 6.4.3

As soon as the installation is complete, you can now start LibreOffice 6.4.3 from the application launcher. Click on “Activities” and enter “LibreOffice” or a few initial characters in the search bar. You will see the LibreOffice icon appear in the search results. Select this icon and click on it as follows:

Start LibreOffice

After you have clicked on the LibreOffice symbol, you will see the following window on your system:

LibreOffice author

This is the initial user interface that you will see each time you install LibreOffice.

Congratulations! LibreOffice has been successfully installed on your CentOS 8 system.

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In this article, you learned how to install the latest version of LibreOffice on your CentOS system. I hope you enjoyed this article and that it will be helpful to you in the future. In addition, you can explore the features of LibreOffice to improve your knowledge. Please provide your feedback on this article via comments.

How to install the latest version of LibreOffice on CentOS 8