How to Install SoftMaker FreeOffice on Ubuntu 20.04

Install SoftMaker FreeOffice on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install SoftMaker FreeOffice on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

FreeOffice 2021 is a free and open-source full-featured Office suite with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. It is one of the best alternatives for MS Office by offering full compatibility to MS suite formats (DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX). For most ordinary office and personal work in a word-processor, spreadsheet, or presentations app, SoftMaker strikes a near-perfect balance.

Install SoftMaker FreeOffice on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install FreeOffice on the Ubuntu system.

Now adding the SoftMaker repository to your system:

echo "deb stable non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/softmaker.list

Then, adding GPG Key for the FreeOffice repository:

wget -qO - | apt-key add -

Next, Update apt-cache and install it:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install softmaker-freeoffice-2021

Step 3. Run Softmaker FreeOffice.

Your FreeOffice is now available and ready to use. To start FreeOffice, press the Home Key then search FreeOffice in the search bar. In this section, we will run FreeOffice 2021 for the first time. There are will be three programs on FreeOffice 2021.

That’s all you need to do to install SoftMaker on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Install FreeOffice best Microsoft Office alternative, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.