SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016 is a cross-platform, free, for both home and office. It is a complete office suite with a word processor, a spreadsheet application and a presentation program. It can also run from USB flash drives and supports integrated reference works. It also contains its own file format but also changes the file format to RTF or HTML or even export to PDF format. This tutorial covers the ground on the installation process of FreeOffice in Ubuntu 16.04.
To proceed with the installation procedure, go to its official site of FreeOffice and signup to download the FreeOffice installation package and the product key will be sent to the registered e-mail. Now download the package in the terminal by executing the wget command along with the download link.
root@linuxhelp:/home/user/Desktop# wget http://www.softmaker.net/down/softmaker-freeoffice-2016_767-01_i386.deb --2017-09-07 06:33:26-- http://www.softmaker.net/down/softmaker-freeoffice-2016_767-01_i386.deb Resolving www.softmaker.net (www.softmaker.net)... 188.8.131.52 Connecting to www.softmaker.net (www.softmaker.net)|184.108.40.206|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 84530140 (81M) [application/x-debian-package] Saving to: ‘softmaker-freeoffice-2016_767-01_i386.deb’ softmaker-freeoffice-2016_767-01_i386.deb 100%[================================================================================================================>] 80.61M 302KB/s in 4m 27s 2017-09-07 06:37:54 (309 KB/s) - ‘softmaker-freeoffice-2016_767-01_i386.deb’ saved [84530140/84530140]
The package has been downloaded in the system. Install the FreeOffice application using dpkg command followed by the downloaded debian package.
root@linuxhelp:/home/user/Desktop# dpkg -i softmaker-freeoffice-2016_767-01_i386.deb Selecting previously unselected package softmaker-freeoffice-2016:i386. (Reading database ... 177175 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack softmaker-freeoffice-2016_767-01_i386.deb ... … … … dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.5-2) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Errors were encountered while processing: softmaker-freeoffice-2016:i386
While installing, you may get some dependency errors. To solve the dependency problem, run the following command.
root@linuxhelp:/home/user/Desktop# apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done … … … Creating desktop in folder /home/user/Desktop Setting up libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0:i386 (0~git20131104-1.1) ... update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libtxc_dxtn_s2tc.so.0 to provide /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libtxc_dxtn.so (libtxc-dxtn-i386-linux-gnu) in auto mode Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu3) ...
Now the dependency problem is solved and the FreeOffice is successfully installed. To run the application, type the FreeOffice name in the Ubuntu dashboard and click on the FreeOffice Text Maker to run the application.
When opening the application for the first time, you need to enter the product key that you will receive in your mail while signing up in its official site. Enter the product key.
The FreeOffice Text maker is running without any glitches.
The installation procedure of FreeOffice Text maker in Ubuntu 16.04 is done successfully.
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