Linux Mint Office SoftwareMy favorite computing platform is Linux Mint 64-bit Xfce. I am currently on version 19. However, there are times when I need to run Windows applications, especially for collaborative projects. Although LibreOffice ought to suffice, some colleagues insist on using MS Office applications. Because of this situation, I was pleased to discover that MS Office applications can be run within a linux environment using MS Office online.
Details on signing up for MS Office online may be found on various sites, including the following:
Install FreeOffice 2018 in Debian, Ubuntu & Mint. To install FreeOffice 2018, simple use the following dpkg command. $ sudo dpkg -i softmaker-freeoffice-2018971-01amd64.deb $ sudo apt-get install -f. If you want to receive automatic updates of FreeOffice 2018, you need to configure the following DEB repository on your system.
https://www.lifewire.com/microsoft-offi .. ux-4137049
It is even possible to launch the applications from the Xfce Whisker menu, as shown in the screenshot below. The deb package can be downloaded from SourceForge:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/micros .. stdownload