How to install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors 4.2 and connect it to a web office on Ubuntu 16.04

ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is a free and open source office suite that allows users to edit text documents, spreadsheets and presentations offline by providing access to the web-based ONLYOFFICE portals for an efficient remote team collaboration.

What's new in ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors 4.2

  • Opening and editing footnotes.
  • Inserting equations into a worksheet or a presentation.
  • Using sparkline charts for a trend analyze.
  • New visual chart styles.
  • 3D diagrams rotation.

System requirements

  • CPU: dual-core 2 GHz or better.
  • RAM: 2 GB or more.
  • HDD: at least 2 GB of free space.

Installing and running ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

Add GPG key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys CB2DE8E5

Open the /etc/apt/sources.list file using any available text editor:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following record to add the desktop editor repository:

deb squeeze main

Update the package manager cache in order to use the created repository:

sudo apt-get update

Install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors:

sudo apt-get install onlyoffice-desktopeditors

Run ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors:


ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors started

Connecting ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors to a web office

Select the Share&Collaborate option on the left-side panel:

Select the share and collaborate option

Click the Connect link at the bottom:

Click on the connect button

Enter your portal name, the email, and password you use to access it and click the Login button:

Enter your account details

That's all. You have a desktop access to your documents stored in the web office and can edit and collaborate on them without browser limitations.

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