Translations: Dutch (nl) - French (fr)Polish (pl)

General Remarks 

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.14 is a Security Release, incorporating bug fixes and little enhancements. All users of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.13 or earlier are advised to upgrade. You can download Apache OpenOffice 4.1.14 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 4.1.14 it has to be "AOO4114m1 | Build ID 9811 | Rev. a0d24fb625".

Important Note

It is recommended to make a backup of the Apache OpenOffice users profile before installing 4.1.14. It is especially essential for users who use the Master Password functionality and may decide to use an older version later. There is a change in the encoding of stored passwords in this 4.1.14 release that may make your user profile unusable for previous versions.

In general, it is always a good idea to do a backup of important and personal data, so we recommend to always back up your OpenOffice user profile before doing an upgrade to a newer release.

Users can back up their profile by copying these directories:

Windows XP and older

C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\OpenOffice

Windows 7–11C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\OpenOffice
macOS/Users/<user name>/Library/Application Support/OpenOffice
Linux/home/<user name>/.openoffice

More information about the user profile is in the support forum, OpenOffice Wiki.



Other Improvements/Enhancements

  • Writer: Dialog "Frame" in Writer / automatic size / changing shortcut keys (German)
  • Calc: Protect Table – Dialog too narrow for German heading string
  • Base: Dialog text in "Datenbank austauschen" (exchange database) dialog is cut (German)
  • Calc: Use the existing icon for "Remove Filter" in toolbar and menu
  • Calc: Text in cell comments is more readable
  • Calc: Added support for Excel 2010s DateTime type cells.

Bug Fixes

Highlighted Improvements/Enhancements

  • Calc: Rich text cells imported from XLSX files have their contents duplicated
  • Several fixes for importing OOXML documents
    • All applications: Import fails when the Relationship "Target" attribute in _rels/.rels has superfluous slashes
    • Calc: XLSX with omitted cell references opens with empty cells
    • Calc: no text imported from XSLX when xl/sharedStrings.xml has wrong case
  • Several fixes for importing MS Excel 2003 SpreadsheetML files
    • Calc: ss:DateTime cell value is loaded as either only a date or a time

    • Calc: fractional seconds are silently ignored during import

    • Calc: cell with ss:MergeAcross="0" gets an extra empty cell to the right

    • Calc: import corrupts references to columns that are multiples of 26 (eg. Z)

  • Writer: Importing apostrophes from HTML fails
  • Calc: Cut-and-paste between spreadsheets causes incorrect cell reference changes
  • Writer: Awkward Chinese (ZH-TW) numbering suffix when importing RTF document
  • Calc: Last CSV line is silently lost on import if last field is quoted and end-of-file is reached before closing quote

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

Additional Language Support

No New translations

Updated translations

Specific strings were updated in SDF files to improve the support for the following languages:

Danish (da)English (en-GB)French (fr)
German (de)Polish (pl)

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

New Dictionaries

No new Dictionaries

Updated Dictionaries

English (en-GB)English (en-ZA)

Platform Support 

Binaries are still provided for the same platforms as OpenOffice 4.1.13.

  • 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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