Install OpenOffice 3.0.1 on Ubuntu 8.10

Step 1:
Go to

Step 2:
Click on Download your copy now.

Download your copy of OpenOffice

Step 4:
Download the English (US) 3.0.1 DEB version to your desktop.

download English (US) 3.0.1 DEB

Step 5:
Extract files from the .tar archive by double clicking the icon; extract the file to the desktop.

Extract files from the archive

Step 6:
Go to terminal.

Go to terminal

Step 7:
Make sure you have removed previously installed versions of OpenOffice by running the following command:

  • sudo apt-get remove openoffice*.*

Remove previous versions of OpenOffice

Step 8:
Change the directory to the OpenOffice file/directory you just created:

  • cd /home/user name/Desktop/OOO300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379/DEBS/
    • CAUTION: Enter the name of the root user that has permission to install new programs. Sudo access is required.
    • TIP: Start typing the name of the file, then hit tab. This will auto populate the file name and will ensure that you avoid misspellings.

Change director to OpenOffice

Step 9:
Install OpenOffice using the the following sudo command:

  • sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Install OpenOffice using the command line

Step 10:
Change the directory to Desktop Integration:

  • cd /home/user name/Desktop/OOO300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379/DEBS/desktop-integration/
  • This step will give you icons to launch OpenOffice using the graphic user interface (GUI).

Change directory to Desktop Integration

Step 11:
Install desktop integration package:

  • sudo dpkg -i * .deb
  • This command installs the desktop launcher (launches OpenOffice using the graphic user interface).
  • You may encounter an error if you did not remove previously installed versions of OpenOffice. Please see step 7.

Install desktop integration