Several office suites may be downloaded and installed on Ubuntu through the add/remove programs panel or command line with the apt-get package manager.
The software management panel has a library of programs designed specifically to work with your version of Ubuntu.
Open the "add/remove" software window, accessible through the menu options. Type or paste the name of the desired office software into the search window, and click "search".
Click on piece of software, then click "install". The software manager will prompt for the root password, then download and install the dependencies along with the main program.
Ubuntu uses the apt-get software manager for command line program installs. It will download and install the program along with needed libraries.
To install the software via command line, you need to first find it's name and see if the desired office program is available through apt-get.
The fastest way is to search. Open up your favorite search engine such as Google, and enter:
apt-get install softwarename on Ubuntu
This will produce results such as help forum entries that will tell if that software may be installed with apt-get and your version of Ubuntu, and what it is named.
apt-get can list all of the available packages, type:
apt-cache search *softwarename*
Once the name of the program and availability is verified from an internet search, the software can be installed along with any dependencies by using a command:
apt-get install softwarename
Type "y" at the prompt to accept the new program. The name of a program as it is stated in apt-get might remain the same throughout the years and different operating systems, or differ slightly. A quick internet search should show the current syntax.
Office Software for Ubuntu may also be downloaded and installed from the main website of the software developer. This will often be the most up to date.
Click on piece of software, which might come in a file such as".rpm" and then click "install". The software manager will prompt for the root password, then download and install the dependencies and main packages.