How To Download And Install OpenOffice

If you’re looking for a way to create, store and share software with your team, you’ve probably come across Apache OpenOffice. One of the biggest benefits of Open Office on Windows 10 is that it’s completely free to use, unlike its biggest competitor, Microsoft Office365, which has relatively high monthly fees. Apache OpenOffice runs just as well as Microsoft’s offering, and is bursting with the same or similar features. If you’re keen to download and install apache OpenOffice 4. 1. 7, the latest version of the software, this Windows 10 tutorial will provide you with everything you need to know.

Step 1: Download Open Office 4.1.7

On Google Search or another search engine of your choice, type in “Apache Open Office” and click on the top link. This will bring up the Open Office homepage. You can also search https://www.openoffice.org/ into the address bar to be taken directly to the website.

On the website’s homepage, click “I want to download Apache OpenOffice”. This will take you onto another page. In the green box, click “Download full installation”,  and you will see an Apache OpenOffice” icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen with a blue loading circle around it. When the circle has become a whole, it indicates that the software has been downloaded.

Step 2: Install Open Office 4.1.7

Click on the Apache icon in your toolbar to install it. It may take a few seconds for anything to happen. An icon will eventually appear in the middle of your screen, reading: “Do you want to allow this app from an unknown publisher to make changes to your device?” Click “Yes”.  Another icon will then appear on the screen, and you will need to click “next”, reading the information as you go, and then “install”. You can click “browse” to select in which folder you choose to install the program.

Step 3: Set Up Your User Details

The final step of this Windows 10 tutorial for Apache OpenOffice 4. 1. 7 is to add your user identification to set up an account. You can include your username and details of your organization, if you have one. You can also choose whether the software is available for anyone on your computer, or just you. Click “Complete” to finish the install in full, then wait while the Apache software foundation is installed. Then click “Finish” once the installation is complete. The OpenOffice icon will appear on your desktop home screen. Double click on the icon to access the program.