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How Do I Install OpenOffice©

January 09, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to download and install OpenOffice© free office suite.

OpenOffice© is an open source office productivity suite that can be downloaded and installed for free. This suite of applications is comparable to the well-known office suite from Microsoft®, as the two offer similarly powerful applications. Surprisingly, the two are compatible with each other. The OpenOffice software is a typical solution for people who don’t want to pay for more extended applications such as Microsoft Office® Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, etc. To learn how to download and install this free office suite just follow the steps below.


  1. Open your Internet browser. Go to the www.openoffice.org web address.
  2. In the top-right navigation bar, click the “Download” button.
  3. Click on the “Download OpenOffice.org” button.
  4. Save the file to any location in your computer.
  5. Locate the downloaded file and run the installer (double-click the file). If your operating system asks you for confirmation click on the “Run” button.
  6. In the initial window click on the “Next” button.
  7. In the next dialog box, you can choose the location where to unpack them, or leave it as the default. Click on the “Unpack” button.
  8. The next window will start the installation process. Click the “Next” button.
  9. Fill in the “User’s information” and click the “Next” button, then again on the following page. Now just click the “Install” button.
  10. When the installation of OpenOffice© is finished, click on the “Finish” button.

Tips and tricks:

  • If you want to download a localized version of OpenOffice©, click on the “Languages” link in the “Download” button and choose the version you prefer.


  • If you want save your documents so they are compatible with the Microsoft Office® suite, choose the correct format type when saving the document.


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