Before starting the installation process, check the System Requirements page for the prerequisites for installing LibreOffice on a Windows system.
Enterprise and government users: please check the deployment and migration information page.
You do not have to uninstall any previously installed version of LibreOffice. If you do have an existing installation of LibreOffice, all your preferences will be preserved and that old installation will simply be overwritten.
1. Main Program
If you are unsure which Windows version you have, press ⊞ Win+Pause to open your system properties window. The LibreOffice Main Installer download page can be selected with a built-in help file for your language:
Click the green button with white writing which says “DOWNLOAD VERSION”. If the download does not automatically begin, click ‘Save File’. You are invited to give an optional donation.
Open the folder where the Main Installer has been downloaded and double-click on the Installer.
The Installation Wizard Welcome dialog box opens advising that the installation process is about to be started. Click “Next >”
1.4 Setup Type
Another dialog box opens, giving you a choice whether you want a default installation, or whether you want to choose special locations and components. If you want a default installation, just press “Next >”. If you want to make special choices, click on “Custom” and then press “Next >”.
1.5 Custom Setup
The Custom Setup enables changes to the features that will be installed.
If you would like to install the spelling dictionaries, hyphenation rules, thesauri and grammar checkers:
- Click Optional Components
- Click Dictionaries
For instance, to install Hungarian, ensure that Hungarian has to its left the picture and “This feature will be installed on the local hard drive.”
Once all required changes to the features have been completed, click “Next >”
1.6 File Type
Another dialog box opens, inviting you to choose whether to open Microsoft Office documents with LibreOffice. By default, this feature is not enabled. If you want LibreOffice to open Microsoft Office files (documents, spreadsheets and presentations), put a checkmark in all four checkboxes.
Click “Next >”
1.7 Shortcut and Load during system startup
Another dialog box opens, asking you whether:
- A shortcut to open LibreOffice should be placed on your desktop. The default option is to create a shortcut.
- To load LibreOffice during system start-up.
After your selection press “Install”.
1.8 LibreOffice is Installing
If the User Account Control dialog shows, click “Yes” to continue the installation.
1.9 LibreOffice Installation Completed
2. Built-in Help
If you would like to use the built-in help, you will need to download and install the appropriate file.
The LibreOffice built-in help for your language can be selected by:
If you are unsure which Windows version you have, press ⊞ Win+Pause to open your system properties window.