How to Install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors on Ubuntu 22.04?

Documents are useful for creating letters, making presentations, writing essays, and taking notes, and are used for creating and editing various other documents. It is essential for a user when creating a text-based document, or is also useful in editing text-based documents. ONLYOFFICE is a Desktop Editor in Ubuntu that offers users visually appealing software for creating, writing, and editing Documents. The ONLYOFFICE “free-to-use” and “open-source” features allow users to take full advantage of using the Office suite for creating Word Documents, Spreadsheet Documents, and Presentations.

This article explains the installation method of ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor on Ubuntu.

How to Install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors on Ubuntu 22.04?

Ubuntu by default offers the LibreOffice Application for Creating Word Documents, creating Spreadsheets, and Creating Presentations. The ONLYOFFICE is more popular as it provides a more easy-to-use and visually appealing GUI but it is not pre-installed on Ubuntu. The ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor can be Downloaded and Installed in Ubuntu by using any of the below-mentioned methods.

  • Install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor through Terminal.
  • Install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor through Ubuntu Software Center.
  • Install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor with Official DEB Files.

System Requirements for ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

Before installing ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor on Ubuntu, ensure that your Ubuntu System has the required ONLYOFFICE Hardware and Software Support to run. Below are the minimum system requirements for ONLYOFFICE:

  • CPU: Dual Core 2GHz.
  • HDD: 20 GB.
  • RAM: 2 GB.
  • PostgreSQL: Version 9.1 or later.
  • Redis.
  • NGINX: Version 1.3.13 or later.
  • RabbitMQ.
  • libstdc++6: Version 4.8.4 or later.

Method 1: Install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor Using the Terminal

The Terminal is more reliable when downloading packages as it updates the packages, checks for dependencies, and installs the compatible version of a package. The Only Office Desktop Editors can easily be installed in Ubuntu through the Terminal with the “snap” command:

$ sudo snap install onlyoffice-desktopeditors

This will start downloading the stable “onlyoffice-desktopeditors” software package:

Wait for the Terminal to complete downloading the package and once the package downloads, the Terminal will inform you about the successful software installation:

Now you can simply open or start the Desktop Editor with the “desktopeditors” command in the Terminal:

This will open the Only Office Desktop Editor in the background as shown below:

Once the Only Office Desktop Editors open, you can now create a new Document. You can also create a new Presentation and a Spreadsheet Document as well. In our case, we will create a New Document by clicking on the Document option from the Left Navigation Menu:

A new Document will Open where we can write any text, edit any text, and perform various other actions depending on our requirements:

Method 2: Install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor Using Ubuntu Software Center

Apart from Downloading ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor through the Terminal, it can also be downloaded from the official Ubuntu Software Center Application. To download ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor from the Ubuntu Software Center, click on the Ubuntu Software Center Application from the Ubuntu TaskBar:

Next, click on the search icon at the top-left of the Ubuntu Software Center Application Home Screen:

In the Search Bar, type “ONLYOFFICE” and the search filter will return the “onlyoffice-desktopeditors” application. Click on the “onlyoffice-desktopeditors” application:

In the “onlyoffice-desktopeditors” Application Menu, click on the “Install” button to start downloading the ONLYOFFICE application:

Once the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors application downloads and installs on your Ubuntu System, you will see the Delete and Permissions option which verifies that the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors Application is downloaded and installed on your Ubuntu System:

You can also change the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors Application Permission by clicking on the Permissions option from the Application Menu in the Ubuntu Software Center:

Now, to open the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors Application, click on the “Application Menu” icon in the Ubuntu Desktop and then search for the ONLYOFFICE Application by clicking on the Search Bar and typing “ONLYOFFICE”. You will see the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors Application Icon. Click on the ONLYOFFICE Application to open it:

The ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors Application will open and you will see the default home screen of ONLYOFFICE:

You can create a new Document, spreadsheet, presentation, or form. In our case, we created a new Spreadsheet Document by clicking on the Spreadsheet option:

The spreadsheet document opens and now you can use it to create Excel sheets, edit sheets and perform various functions on cells and tables:

Method 3: Install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor Using the Official DEB Files

The ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor can also be downloaded from the official website. To download ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor official DEB Files, open your browser and type in “download onlyoffice” in the URL to search for those keywords:

In the listed web pages, open the official ONLYOFFICE website by clicking on the Link:

You will be redirected to the “GET ONLYOFFICE” page of the ONLYOFFICE website where you can download ONLYOFFICE for your required Distro.

In our case, we are using the Ubuntu System, so to download ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor on Ubuntu, click on the “DOWNLOAD DEB” Button for the Ubuntu Operating System:

The ONLYOFFICE Deb File will start downloading:

Once the ONLYOFFICE Deb files are downloaded, navigate to the Directory. In our case, it is downloaded in the Downloads Directory:

Now, Extract the DEB File using either the “dpkg” command or through the GUI. To use the “dpkg” command to extract the DEB File, use the command:

$ sudo dpkg -i onlyoffice-desktopeditors_amd64.deb

In our case, we will extract the ONLYOFFICE Deb file using the GUI. Click on the “onlyoffice-desktopeditor” Deb File. The DEB File Property will open. In the DEB File, click on the “Extract” option to extract the DEB Files:

The File Manager will now ask for the Destination Directory of the extracted files, select the Directory you wish to extract the files into or you can create a new Directory by clicking on the New Directory Icon. We will create a New Directory in our case:

The new Directory or Folder Name will be asked for. Enter the Directory name. Once the Name is entered, click on the “Create” button. In our case, we named the new folder “ONLYOFFICE”:

Now, once you are done with choosing your destination directory, click on the “Extract” button at the top-right to extract the Deb File in that Destination Directory:

When the Extraction Process completes, a Window will Pop up informing about the success of extraction:

Open the Directory where you extracted your ONLYOFFICE Deb File. In our case, we extracted the Deb File in the ONLYOFFICE Directory. In the ONLYOFFICE Directory, we can see the Deb File once extracted, will add Three Files, a “control.tar.gz” file, a “data.tar.gz” file, and a Debian-binary Text File:

Now, to install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor, you have to extract both the Files as well. To extract the “control.tar.gz” file, use the “tar” command with sudo privileges:

sudo tar -xvzf control.tar.gz

This will extract and show the extracted files in the Terminal:

Once you have extracted the “control.tar.gz” file, you have to extract the “data.tar.gz” file now using the “tar” command again:

$ sudo tar -xvf data.tar.xz

The extracted files will be shown in the Terminal:

In the Directory, you can see all the Files extracted:

Now, to open the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor application, head to the Application Menu and click on the Search Bar at the Top. Enter the word “onlyoffice” for the Ubuntu system to search for the Application. The ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor Application will appear. Click on the Application to start it:

The Application once clicked, will open it and you can see the Default ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor Window where you can create a new Document, a Spreadsheet Document, a Presentation, and a Form Template:


ONLYOFFICE is useful in creating Word Documents, creating Spreadsheets, making Presentations, creating Form Templates, and is quite popular for its “free-to-use” feature. In Ubuntu, it is not pre-installed and can be installed by either using the Terminal or by downloading the Deb Files. ONLYOFFICE is also available in the Ubuntu Software Center and can easily be downloaded and installed from there as well. This article explains each method of installing ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor on Ubuntu in Detail.

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