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How to install Only Office 7.2 on Linux

The newest version of Only Office is out. With it comes even better Microsoft Office compatibility and great new features. If you’re dying to try version 7.2, follow along to learn how to get Only Office 7.2 working on your Linux PC.

Ubuntu installation instructions

Only Office 7.2 is supported by Ubuntu, as well as Ubuntu-based Linux distributions, officially via a downloadable DEB package. So, if you’re using Ubuntu or an operating system based on Ubuntu, this is how to install Only Office version 7.2.

To start, head over to the Only Office download page. Once on the page, find the “Debian 8, Ubuntu 14.04 and higher” section. Then, select the “Download DEB” button.

When you select the “Download DEB” button, your browser will begin downloading the Only Office 7.2 DEB package. The file is just under 200 MB, so it shouldn’t take long to complete.

When the download process is complete, open up a terminal window. You can open a terminal window on the Ubuntu desktop by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Alternatively, you can launch a terminal by searching for “Terminal” in the app menu.

Once the terminal is open, use the CD command to move into the “Downloads” folder. Then, use the apt install command to set up Only Office 7.2 on your Ubuntu system.

cd ~/Downloads
sudo apt install ./onlyoffice-desktopeditors_amd64.deb

Debian installation instructions

Debian is also supported by Only Office officially. If you’re a Debian user and need to get version 7.2 working on your computer, do the following. First, head to the official download page and find “Debian 8, Ubuntu 14.04 and higher”. Then, select the ‘Download DEB” button with the mouse.

After selecting the “Download DEB” button, your browser will begin downloading Only Office 7.2 to your computer. Once the download is complete, open a terminal window on the Debian desktop. You can do this by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or by launching it from the app menu.

Once the terminal window is open, use the CD command to move into the “Downloads” folder. Then, use the apt-get install command to set up Only Office 7.2 on your computer.

cd ~/Downloads
sudo apt-get install ./onlyoffice-desktopeditors_amd64.deb

Arch Linux installation instructions

Sadly, Only Office doesn’t have an official download option for Arch Linux users. Thankfully though, version 7.2 is in the AUR, ready for setup. To get Only Office working via the AUR, do the following.

First, open up a terminal window. You can do that by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard or searching for “Terminal” in the app menu. Once the terminal is open, use the following commands to set up the Trizen AUR helper.

sudo pacman -S git base-devel
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git
cd trizen/
makepkg -sri

With the Trizen AUR helper set up on Arch Linux, you can install Only Office 7.2 on your computer by entering the following trizen -S command.

trizen -S onlyoffice-bin

Fedora installation instructions

Fedora Linux doesn’t have an official Only Office RPM package. However, there is one for “CentOS and RHEL.” Still, it should work fine as these operating systems are very similar to Fedora.

To start, head over to the Only Office download page. Once there, find the CentOS/RHEL download option, and download the latest Only Office RPM package to your computer. Then, launch a terminal window with Ctrl + Alt +T or via the app menu.

With the terminal window open, use the CD command to move into your Fedora system’s “Downloads” folder.

cd ~/Downloads

Once you’ve loaded the terminal window into the “Downloads” folder, you can install Only Office 7.2 on Fedora using the following dnf install command.

sudo dnf install onlyoffice-desktopeditors.x86_64.rpm

OpenSUSE installation instructions

While an RPM package is available for Only Office users, it is not for OpenSUSE Linux. Instead, it’s only intended for CentOS and RHEL. However, with some fitness, it is possible to get it working.

To start, download the CentOS/RHEL RPM package to your computer. Once you’ve downloaded it, open up a terminal window. You can open a terminal window by searching for “Terminal” in the app menu.

Once the terminal window is open, use the zypper in command to install the OnlyOffice RPM package.

sudo zypper in onlyoffice-desktopeditors.x86_64.rpm

OpenSUSE will complain that you are missing dependencies when you enter the command above. However, you can safely skip these dependencies by pressing 2 on the keyboard, and Only Office should still work.

After forcing OpenSUSE to install the package without the dependencies, you will get another warning prompt, telling you the Only Office RPM package isn’t signed. Press the i button to ignore it. Once ignored, the package should install successfully.

Snap package/Flatpak

If you do not use any of the operating systems on this list, you will still be able to install Only Office via a Snap package or a Flatpak package. However, the Snap and Flatpak packages have not yet been updated to 7.2. For more information, see the download page.

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