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General Remarks

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.12 is a Maintenance release, incorporating other bug fixes and little enhancements. All users of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11 or earlier are advised to upgrade. You can download Apache OpenOffice 4.1.12 here. Windows 10 and 11 users can now also get Apache OpenOffice for selected languages in the "Microsoft Store" App.

Please review these Release Notes to learn what is new in this version, as well as important remarks concerning known issues and their workarounds.

Only use the original website “” to download. The installed software can be verified with the About box (see menu “Help - About OpenOffice”) by comparing the numbers with the reference data on the download webpage (see the text in the light green box). For Apache OpenOffice 4.1.12 it has to be "AOO4112m1 | Build ID 9809 | Rev. 60e0a1c111".


The Project wants to dedicate this Release of Apache OpenOffice to the memory of Jörg Schmidt, who recently passed away. Jörg was a firm advocate of OpenOffice, as well as contributing to the German language documentation. He was active on the development mailing list as well as the German language lists. His strong advocation as well will be greatly missed. Jörg joined the project in 2013 as committer, but was also quite active before.


  • CVE-2018-16858 - Scripting Attack on prepared document with mouse over document


Other Improvements/Enhancements

  • Zoom in Page Preview - negative values were treated as max factor
  • File selection box too small in Navigator
  • Several corrections in translations
  • Visual improvements in Sidebar

Bug Fixes

Highlighted Improvements/Enhancements

  • Search for strings in date formats fails
  • Rendering for extrusion depth of custom shapes was wrong

For a complete overview of all resolved issues, please see the list in Bugzilla.

Language Support

New and Updated Translations

There are no new or updated languages.

New and Updated Dictionaries

New Dictionaries

No new dictionaries for this release.

Updated Dictionaries

English (en-GB)

For a complete list of available languages and language packs see the download webpage (click the language drop-down-box).

Platform Support

Binaries provided like for all OpenOffice 4.1.x releases:

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux 32-bit (RPM and DEB)
  • Linux 64-bit (RPM and DEB)

Known Issues

For macOS users

  • Apache OpenOffice will be flagged by the Gatekeeper facility in macOS. This is a feature to help guard against malware on Mac systems. The Apache OpenOffice disk images are signed by Apache as required by Apple, but Gatekeeper may still be triggered. If that happens, please follow the below steps.
    • For macOS  up to 10.11 “El Capitan”: There is a procedure laid out at the following link to allow applications not installed from the Mac App Store to run. See the Mac support article.
    • For macOS  10.12 “Sierra” and up: In Finder, Control-click or right-click the icon of the app. Select Open from the top of the contextual menu that appears. Click Open in the dialog box. If prompted, enter an administrator name and password. This is needed just the first time you launch Apache OpenOffice.

  • Due to a known bug in Oracle Java, installations of Apache OpenOffice on macOS that do not have the legacy Apple Java 6 installed will not be able to recognize Oracle Java 7, 8, and maybe 9. If not able to upgrade to Java 9 then install the legacy version of Apple Java from the following link: Legacy Apple Java 6. This allows the portions of AOO that require Java to run properly.

For Windows Users

  • Apache OpenOffice supports Java 8 (32-bit), which is the recommended configuration; but (especially on 64-bit Windows) you might receive warnings about the Java version being defective. In that case, download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019.
  • NOTE: You MUST have a 32-bit Java Runtime Environment (JRE) even on a 64-bit machine.

Installation Information

Installation instructions can be found at: 

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