How to Install LibreOffice on Windows 11 (Step by Step)

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Here’s a beginner’s guide to install LibreOffice office productivity suite on Windows 11.

LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is an excellent alternative to Microsoft Office. It includes a word processor (Writer), a spreadsheet program (Calc), a presentation program (Impress), a drawing program (Draw), a formula editor (Math), and a database management program (Base).

Installing LibreOffice on a Windows computer is a straightforward process that can be completed in a few simple steps. In this article, we will guide you through the process of installing LibreOffice on your Windows computer and provide tips on how to use the different programs included in the suite.

How to Install LibreOffice on Windows 11

LibreOffice comes in two versions. The “Community” and “Enterprise” versions.

The “community” version is for early adopters who want the latest bleeding-edge software tech.

And the “enterprise” version is more stable and may not include all the latest features, but it is ideal for the production environment and professional work.

  • The top link in the below image is the “community” version, and the bottom is for “enterprise”.
  • Choose the one you need and download the Windows 64-bit setup.
Which LibreOffice for download
Which LibreOffice for download
  • After downloading, open the exe file to start the set-up. And you should see a screen like the one below.
  • Click Next.
LibreOffice Windows installation - first screen
LibreOffice Windows installation – first screen
  • In the next Setup type screen, you should see two options. The Typical option gives you standard options for installation.
  • The custom option lets you select language packs and other options.
  • I recommend the Typical option, which works for all use cases.
Setup type
Setup type
Example of a custom setup
Example of a custom setup
  • On the next page, you can also set LibreOffice for Microsoft Office types such as docx, xlsx, pptx, etc.
You can set default file association
You can set default file association
  • It’s better to create a LibreOffice shortcut on the Windows 11 desktop. It will help you to launch it when you need it.
  • Finally, hit Install to start the installation.
Ready for installation
Ready for installation
  • Wait for the installation to complete.
Installation is in progress
Installation is in progress
  • After completion, click on Finish to close the wizard.
Installation is complete
Installation is complete
  • And you can find LibreOffice in the Windows 11 start menu or in the desktop.
LibreOffice running in Windows 11
LibreOffice running in Windows 11

That’s it.

Upgrading LibreOffice on Windows

There is no proper upgrade path available to upgrade LibreOffice in Windows. So, when a new version is released, uninstall the version from the control panel (see below).

And then, follow the above steps to download and install it again. LibreOffice preserves your documents, history and other settings. So, re-installing is safe.

Uninstall LibreOffice in Windows
Uninstall LibreOffice in Windows

Wrapping Up

In closing, LibreOffice is a powerful and versatile office suite that can help you create and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. I hope the above guide is simple enough for you to follow.

Remember to update your LibreOffice software for the latest features and security fixes.

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Dionesio

Hi! I downloaded a LibreOffice in a new laptop (obviously I don’t want paying for the Microsoft Office) but Windows 11 won’t open it. I’m told instead: “The app you’re trying to install isn’t a Microsoft-verified app. Get app from store.” The problem is that the Microsoft store doesn’t have the free app I want or like. So, does it mean that Windows 11 or Microsoft is forcing me to shell out for their very expensive suite?

Jake

Thanks anyway, I did find it.

Jake

Hi Arindam
I have a Asus vivobook 1605 and I could follow your steps to “Apps” but there it ends. No “Apps and features” or “advanced app settings.” This vivobook is only 1 month old so maybe the solution is different?