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How Do I Get a Free Replacement for Microsoft Office®

May 13, 2013  |  Difficulty: Medium

download and install LibreOffice℠ suite

Microsoft Office® suite is probably the most popular software for office work, such as writing and creating documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases and many other information files. This office suite comes with a price and the price is quite high. So, if you are looking for a free replacement of the office suite, you may want to take into account free versions, like OpenOffice.org® or LibreOffice℠. 

OpenOffice.org® is discussed in an article focused on installing the free, open-source office suite and you can learn more about it by reading that piece. In this article, you can learn how to download and install the LibreOffice℠ suite. Designed for Windows®, Mac OS® and Linux®, LibreOffice℠ includes six applications for working with documents and data – text, drawing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and formula. To download and install it, read the instructions listed below.

Downloading and installing LibreOffice℠:

  1. In your Internet browser, go to the LibreOffice℠ home page.
  2. Click on the green “Download LibreOffice” button.
  3. Approximately in the middle of the download page are two dropdowns. Select your operating system and language to change the available language/help pack.
  4. Download the first file from the list (en-US or multi-language installer) to your computer.
  5. Run the downloaded file.
  6. On the welcome screen, click on the “Next” button.
  7. Select the folder where the unpacked files are to be saved and click on the “Unpack” button. When the unpacking process finishes, the installation wizard will start. Click on the “Next” button.
  8. If desired, fill in your name and company information; then, click the “Next” button.
  9. Leave “Typical” as the type of installation and click on the “Next” button again. Now click on the “Install” button.
  10. When the installation process finishes, click on the “Finish” button.

Tips and Tricks:

  • To have your LibreOffice℠ localized to any language, install the language pack file available on the download page below the installer file.
  • Delete the created folder for unpacking installation files.

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