LibreOffice is an Office package that can be easily installed in Raspbian. It’s not a “perfect” solution, but certainly usable. This guide assumes you already have Raspbian OS installed in your Raspberry Pi with LAN setting properly established. My Raspbian image file is dated 9 Feb 2013. Different version of Raspbian might produce different behavior.

libreofficeBefore installing new application or service in Raspbian, make sure to always type this into terminal :
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If you’re installation is not the latest version, it might take a while as Raspbian will download the latest files from Internet.

Now, open terminal again and install LibreOffice:
sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Installation will take a while depending on your Internet connection speed. It will take additional 320MB (approximately) space of your SD card. Based on my test, the loading time is a bit long, but the office applications are decent and usable.

And that’s about it. Did you expect more complicated guide? Sorry to disappoint.

Now, I can easily find many guides to install something in Raspbian, but how about uninstallation guide? In case you decided not to keep LibreOffice, here’s how to remove it:
sudo apt-get remove –purge libreoffice* (the asterisk sign is important because libreoffice is a meta-package)
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove


Also read: my other posts about Raspberry Pi