How to Install LibreOffice on Your Synology NAS

How to Install LibreOffice on Your Synology NAS

LibreOffice is a free and powerful office suite, and a successor to OpenOffice. Its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install LibreOffice on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it libreoffice. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

LibreOffice Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

LibreOffice Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in “Install LibreOffice“. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.
docker run -d --name=libreoffice \
-p 3444:3000 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/libreoffice:/config \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/libreoffice

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).

LibreOffice Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

LibreOffice Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install LibreOffice” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install LibreOffice – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

LibreOffice Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:3444

LibreOffice Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy LibreOffice!

LibreOffice Synology NAS Set up 7

Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: If you write a document and you save a file, this file will be saved on libreoffice folder you have previously created at STEP 3 of this article.
Note
: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update LibreOffice container with the latest image.
NoteHow to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Monday / July 12th, 2021 at 6:34 PM