Install Openoffice on Centos 6.3 and Scientific Linux

What’s new in Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 (maintenance release)
Additional language support
Bug fixes
Performance Improvements/Enhancements
Check full feature list here.

Install Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 on CentOS/Scientific Linux (RHEL) 6.3
1. Download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 Linux Package
Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 32-bit version
wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/stable/3.4.1/Apache_OpenOffice_incubating_3.4.1_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz/download -O OpenOffice_3.4.1_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 64-bit version
wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/stable/3.4.1/Apache_OpenOffice_incubating_3.4.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz/download -O OpenOffice_3.4.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

2. Change to root User
su –
## OR ##
sudo -i

3. Remove OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice.org Packages with following command
yum remove openoffice* libreoffice*

4. Extract Package and Access Directory
Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1
tar -xvf OpenOffice_3.4.1*

cd en-US

5. Block openoffice.org-ure and libreoffice-ure package updates
In other words, “pin” openoffice.org-ure and libreoffice-ure packages
Add exclude row to /etc/yum.conf file, under the section [main]:
## Edit file
nano -w /etc/yum.conf

## Add exclude row
[main]
exclude=openoffice.org-ure* libreoffice-ure*

6. Install / Update Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 RPM packages
rpm -Uvh RPMS/*.rpm RPMS/desktop-integration/openoffice.org3.4-redhat-*.rpm

7. Start Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1
Start OpenOffice with Clicking Icons (found normally from menus) or Start OpenOffice with Following Command:

openoffice.org3

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