Apache OpenOffice 3.4 is the first release published by the Apache Software Foundation. As you know, Oracle has dropped OpenOffice on Apache in the aim of supporting developer and open-source communities.

Apache OpenOffice 3.4 comprises six applications:

  1. Word Processor
  2. Spreadsheet
  3. Presentation Graphics
  4. Drawing
  5. Formula (Equation Editor)
  6. Database
This latest release brings more new features and enhancements. Here are some key features in Apache OpenOffice 3.4:

  • Improved ODF (Open Document Format) support with addition of ODF 1.2 encryption
  • Improved printing experience in Linux systems
  • Improved pivot table support for Calc
  • Adding support to Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • More language support, etc.
For more features and information, check this page. In this guide we will see how to install Apache OpenOffice 3.4 under Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 via PPA for easier installation and removal.

Apache OpenOffice 3.4 Installation (i386)

Open the terminal and issue these commands  to install Apache OpenOffice 3.4 under Ubuntu 12.04/11.10:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/office

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install openoffice

You can now start OpenOffice 3.4 via the Unity dash:

That's it!

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