GNOME Office

The GNOME desktop features a separate office suite. These programs are generally lighter and faster than the programs in the suite, and have fewer features as a result. But this may be exactly what you want. The Suite has excellent compatibility with other major Office suites, such as Microsoft Office.

The GNOME Office Suite includes the following software:


Each of these applications can also be installed separately.

To install the GNOME Office suite:

  1. Install the gnome-office package from the “Universe” repository (see Chapter 3, Adding, Removing and Updating Applications).

  2. The Office applications can then be found in the menu at Applications->Office, and the Graphics applications can be found at Applications->Graphics.