Install Open Office

Last updated 1/26/08

Open Office is a program that has all the functions of Microsoft Office except that it is 100% free. It is available for Windows and Mac.

Open Office consists of the following software:

Open Office Writer = Microsoft Word
Open Office Calc = Microsoft Excel
Open Office Impress = Microsoft Powerpoint
Open Office Base = Microsoft Access Key Database

  1. Go to www.openoffice.org.

  2. Click the green "get openoffice.org" button.

  3. On the next screen, click the green "Download OpenOffice.org" link.

  4. Click on the link that matches your operating system (Windows or Mac OS X)

  5. On the next page, click the "continue to download' link in the green box.

  6. In the dialog box that comes up, click "Run", then click "Next >" and then click "Unpack."

  7. Click "Next >" In the Installation Wizard and select "I accept the terms in the license agreement." Click "Next >" again.

  8. Type in a name and organization and click "Next >". Choose "Complete" or "Custom" if you want only some of the programs, then click "Next >" three more times. When the installation is complete, click "Finish."

  9. To start OpenOffice in Windows, click the Windows button in the lower-right corner, then click "Programs", then click "OpenOffice 2.3".