How to Download and Install OpenOffice for Mac OS X
OpenOffice is a free and open source office suite that includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database and drawing applications. It is compatible with many file formats, such as Microsoft Office, PDF, HTML and XML. OpenOffice is available for various operating systems, including Mac OS X. In this article, we will show you how to download and install OpenOffice for Mac OS X.
Step 1: Download OpenOffice for Mac OS X
To download OpenOffice for Mac OS X, you need to visit the official website of Apache OpenOffice at https://www.openoffice.org/product/mac.html. There you will find the latest version of OpenOffice for Mac OS X, which supports Apple OS X version 10.7 (Lion) to 10.15 (Catalina) and macOS 10.12 (Sierra) to 10.13 (High Sierra). You can also find the older version of OpenOffice for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) to 10.6 (Snow Leopard) at https://www.openoffice.org/porting/mac/.
Click on the green button that says \"Download full installation\" to start downloading the OpenOffice disk image file (.dmg) to your computer. The file size is about 170 MB and may take some time depending on your internet speed.
Step 2: Install OpenOffice for Mac OS X
Once the download is complete, locate the OpenOffice disk image file (.dmg) in your Downloads folder and double-click on it to open it. You will see a window with the OpenOffice icon and a folder called \"OpenOffice\". Drag and drop the OpenOffice icon into the folder to copy it to your Applications folder. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the OpenOffice icon directly to your Applications folder in the Finder sidebar.
After copying the OpenOffice icon to your Applications folder, you can eject the OpenOffice disk image file (.dmg) by clicking on the eject button next to its name in the Finder sidebar or by dragging it to the Trash.
Step 3: Launch OpenOffice for Mac OS X
To launch OpenOffice for Mac OS X, go to your Applications folder and double-click on the OpenOffice icon. You will see a splash screen with the OpenOffice logo and a progress bar. Wait until the progress bar is complete and then you will see a window with six icons representing the different applications of OpenOffice: Writer, Calc, Impress, Base, Draw and Math. Click on any icon to open the corresponding application.
You can also access OpenOffice from the Launchpad or the Dock if you have added it there. To add OpenOffice to the Dock, right-click on its icon in the Applications folder and select \"Options\" > \"Keep in Dock\". To remove OpenOffice from the Dock, drag its icon off the Dock until you see a cloud icon with an \"x\" sign and release it.
In this article, we have shown you how to download and install OpenOffice for Mac OS X. OpenOffice is a free and open source office suite that can help you create and edit various types of documents. We hope you enjoy using OpenOffice for Mac OS X and find it useful for your personal or professional needs. aa16f39245