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[Solved] OpenOffice 2.4.3 on CentOS 6.6

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:57 pm
by gemesys
Hi all,
Just wanted to post this here, as I figured it might be of use to others in my situation. I have some Windows XP platforms running Excel, and MS-Word, and several older Fedora machines running 2.4. On my newer CentOS 6.6 box, I needed basic spreadsheet and word-processing ability. I looked at the current OpenOffice 4.1, but decided to go with compatibility to the 2.4 (matches well with my original Excel and MS-Word stuff, and directly compatible with older Fedora Linux boxes).
I got the archived version of OpenOffice.org2.4.3 and developed a simple method to install the scalc and swriter apps on the CentOS box, and they seem to work just fine. So far, all tests with Excel and MS-Word files are 100% (or very close). Nice product. OpenOffice.org2.4 may be old, but it is solid. I installed directly from the .rpms, and this has made for a nice, low-impact install. I documented what I did on my webpage for gemesys (see www <dot> gemesyscanada <dot> com, submenu if curious). - Mark Langdon