How to install FreeOffice in Ubuntu 16.04

To install FreeOffice in Ubuntu 16.04

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. 


Installation procedure

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
--2017-09-07 06:33:26--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||: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:

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/ to provide /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ (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.

ubuntu dashboard

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

product key

The FreeOffice Text maker is running without any glitches. 

text maker

The installation procedure of FreeOffice Text maker in Ubuntu 16.04 is done successfully. 

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