From LQWiki
(Redirected from
Jump to: navigation, search is both an open source product and a project. The product is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It combines the key desktop applications--such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, drawing program, mathematical editor, database application and web page design tool--with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office.

SUN sells a commercial office suite based on, called StarOffIce. Students can download it free from


Install OpenOffice by means of your distribution, as described at Installing Software. If this is not possible, download it from

Starting OpenOffice

To start OpenOffice, open a console and type


The "s" in "soffice" is used for consistency with StarOffIce.


The OpenOffice suite consists of

See also