LibreOffice is a fantastic cross-platform, open-source office suite. It is free to download. It includes: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector graphics), Math (mathematical formulae) Base (databases) and Charts. Libre Office is also compatible with .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt and .pptx files – that is, Microsoft file formats.

How to Download LibreOffice

Time needed: 5 minutes.

  1. Go to www.libreoffice.org

    LibreOffice Website

  2. LibreOffice website will open

    LibreOffice website

  3. Click on the large Download Now button in the middle of the screen, or on the green menu bar click download, then choose LibreOffice

    LibreOffice Download image

  4. Choose which version of LibreOffice you want to download. The older version (7.0.6) will be more stable (as it has had more testing, and more users), but the newer version (currently 7.1.3) will have more features

    LibreOffice Download Versions

  5. Select your operating system (if necessary), then click on Download

    Download LibreOffice choose operating system

  6. The software will download (this screenshot may look slightly different, depending on what browser you are using). Double-click on the installation file to run it

    Download LibreOffice

  7. The installation wizard will open

    LibreOffice Installation Wizard

  8. Choose whether you want a typical or custom installation (I chose typical)

    LibreOffice Installation Type

  9. You will be asked if you want to create a shortcut on your desktop, and whether you want LibreOffice to run at startup

    LibreOffice Desktop Shortcut

  10. LibreOffice will start to install

  11. This may take a few minutes….

    Installing LibreOffice

  12. Finally installation will be complete

    LibreOffice Installation Complete

  13. Click on Finish

  14. To open LibreOffice, click on Start and it should be listed under Recently Added (or double-click on the desktop shortcut, if you chose to add one during installation)

    LibreOffice Opening

  15. Click on LibreOffice 🙂