How to install OpenOffice on a Chromebook

Today we are looking at how to install OpenOffice on a Chromebook.  Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

In this tutorial, we enable Linux Apps on our Chromebook first.  Then we download the Deb 64-bit installer.  After that, we install a file extractor with the first command and then extract the installation package with it.  Then we move all the .deb packages in the DEBS folder and the folder inside of it, as seen in the video, to the Linux home folder.  Then we install all the .deb packages with the last command.  Lastly, we remove all the OpenOffice files in our home folder.  Enjoy!

Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 90,  the location of Linux Apps has been changed in the Chromebook’s settings.  Have a look at this tutorial, to see how to turn on Linux apps and then continue with the installation tutorial.

Commands Used:
1) sudo apt install xarchiver
2) sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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Update:  In Chrome OS 83 Linux Apps has an option now, not seen in this video as it was recorded before Chrome OS 83, to choose a username for your Linux Apps,  it is completely optional and you can just press on the install option to continue, as seen in the video.  Please send us a comment on YouTube if you need assistance!

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