How to install the latest version of LibreOffice on CentOS 8

LibreOffice is a powerful open source office suite that can be used on Linux, Mac, and Windows. It provides various functions such as text documentation, spreadsheets, data processing, drawing, presentation design, mathematical calculations and much more. LibreOffice supports 110 languages ​​and works on all important operating systems, so LibreOffice has a large number of satisfied users in the world.

In this article, you will learn how to install LibreOffice on CentOS 8. At the time of this writing, the latest version of LibreOffice 6.4.3 was available for installation. So, we implemented the steps and the terminal command in 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 follow these steps in CentOS 8:

Step 1. Download the Linux rpm file

Open the LibreOffice costume official website using the URL https://www.libreoffice.org/, Click on the “Download Now” button as follows:

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

Now select and download the rpm package from the drop-down list according to your system specification for the 32-bit or 64-bit version. Here we use a 64-bit system, so we chose the 64-bit (rpm) Linux package for installation as follows:

Download RPM LibreOffice Package

Click the Download button to download the package as follows:

loading

As soon as you click on Download, the following dialog box will open in the window. Here you select the option “save file” and click “OK”.

Save file to disk

You can check your download progress as follows:

Download Progress

Step 2. Open a terminal

After the download is complete, you will now open the terminal application using the keys Ctrl + Alt + t or quickly launch it from the application launch bar as follows:

Open Terminal

Step 3. Go to the directory

You will now be taken to the directory where the downloaded file was saved. To do this, run the following command:

$ cd Downloads

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

Check download directory

Step 4. Extract the downloaded package

Extract the downloaded package using the following tar command:

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

Unzip the tar archive in LibreOffice

Extracting all files from a compressed package will take some time. Now you can make sure that the extraction is completed or not. Therefore, again, the list of items in the “Downloads” directory.

Step 5. Install LibreOffice 6.4.3

After extracting the downloaded package, you have a directory in which you will find a folder or subdirectory named “RPMS”. Now you will need the following commands to install all rpm files:

// 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

A user prompt will ask you to confirm the installation of all packages. You press “y” and “Enter” to confirm the installation process.

Confirm package installation

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

Installation completed

Step 6. Launch LibreOffice 6.4.3

After installation is complete, you can launch LibreOffice 6.4.3 through the application launcher. Click “Activities” and enter “LibreOffice” or a few initial characters in the search bar. You will see that the LibreOffice icon appears in the search results. Select this icon and click on it as follows:

Launch LibreOffice

After clicking on the LibreOffice icon, you will see the following window on your system:

Libreoffice writer

This is the initial interface that appears with every new installation of LibreOffice.

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

Conclusion

In this article, you learned how to install the latest version of LibreOffice on your CentOS system. I hope you enjoyed this article and will come in handy in the future. Moreover, you can explore the possibilities of LibreOffice to improve your knowledge. Please leave your feedback related to this article through comments.

How to install the latest version of LibreOffice on CentOS 8

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