Apache OpenOffice is a software bundle which contains various software tools like word processor, spreadsheet, database management, etc.
It is very much similar to other popular editors like Libraoffice and Neooffice. It was first developed by Apache Software Foundation and released on May, 2012.
In this tutorial, we will install OpenOffice on MacOS.
This includes various steps described below.
1) Download the file
In order to install Apache OpenOffice on MacOS, we need to download the latest release of Apache OpenOffice by its official website or by simply pasting the link into the browser's search bar https://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.3/binaries/en-GB/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.3_MacOS_x86-64_install_en-GB.dmg/download.
This will download Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 on our MacOS.
2) Mount the File
The downloaded file exists in disk image format inside Downloads directory. We need to mount this to Volumes directory. For this purpose, we use following command.
3) Create a link in /usr/local/bin
To open OpenOffice globally on terminal, we need to create a link of soffice (which is an executable command used to open Apache OpenOffice from command line) into /usr/local/bin. This can be done by following command.
4) Open Apache OpenOffice
We can open Apache OpenOffice by either of these two commands
5) Getting started with OpenOffice
Now, Apache OpenOffice is installed on our system. We can now start working on OpenOffice. When we create any document, window appears like following.
6) Unmount the file
We need to unmount the file from Volumes directory. We can do it by following command.
Hence, we have successfully installed and get started with Apache OpenOffice.