How to install FreeOffice on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy

Learn the commands to install FreeOffice on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy JellyFish Linux using the terminal to edit your documents.

FreeOffice 2021 is a solid MS-Office alternative for those who don’t want to spend any money but still rely on support for Microsoft Office formats. Although FreeOffice is limited compared to SoftMaker’s paid solution, for most personal users the range of features should suffice.

Using FreeOffice Microsoft documents can normally be opened, edited and saved in FreeOffice without loss of formatting. Also, the visually oriented software is stronger which will not let you feel like you are using a free office version. This allows you to use a modern ribbon menu, as you are used to in MS Word. FreeOffice also includes a classic menu that includes light and dark mode. In addition, there is a touch screen mode, which significantly improves finger operation.

To use FreeOffice for free, you must register the software after five days. All you have to do is provide a valid email address.

Steps to install FreeOffice on Ubuntu 22.04 Linux

The steps and commands provided here in this tutorial to install FreeOffice 2021 can be used for other Linux distributions based on Ubuntu 22.04 like Linux Mint, POP OS and more…

1. Update Ubuntu 22.04

The first step we start with in this tutorial is to run the system update command. It will install all the latest updates available on our system.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

2. Download Softmaker FreeOffice

Unlike LibreOffice, FreeOffice is not available to install on Ubuntu 22.04 Linux using the default system repository. Therefore, we need to download your Debian binary manually. We can use the repository method, however when doing this article it didn’t work. Here is the link to visit the Download page. There select the Linux Deb file.

Download Softmaker Office free for Linux

3. Install FreeOffice on Ubuntu 22.04

Well now we have the Debian binary of FreeOffice, just run the given DPKG command to install FreeOffice on Ubuntu 22.04.

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i softmaker-freeoffice-*_amd64.deb

4. Run the Office package

Once the installation is complete to get started with the different FreeOffice applications, go to the Application Launcher and then search for it.

Run the Linux office suite
SoftMaker FreeOffice on Ubuntu 22.04
Install freeoffice on Ubuntu 22.04 Linux

5. To update FreeOffice

If there is any new version available on the Softmaker website for FreeOffice, please visit it and re-download the latest version as we did before and install it in the same way as we did with DPKG.

6. Uninstall or remove FreeOffice from Ubuntu 22.04

If you think Softmaker FreeOffice is not working for you and you want to remove it completely, here is the command to do it.

sudo apt autoremove --purge softmaker-freeoffice-2021

Frequently asked questions

Is FreeOffice compatible with Microsoft Office?

Yes, files created with FreeOffice are compatible with Microsoft Office for reading and editing.

Is there a program like Microsoft Word for free?

FreeOffice is a program very similar to Microsoft and offers compatibility with files created with MS-Office. It also offers a ribbon-like user interface.

Is FreeOffice 2021 free?

We can use FreeOffice 2021 free of charge for personal and business use.

Is FreeOffice open source?

No, FreeOffice is not an open source program. Instead, the Softmaker developers offer the Office suite software free to use.

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