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OpenOffice 3 for Mac (PPC)

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When the open sourced office suite OpenOffice for Macintosh went from version 2.x (X11 based) to version 3.x (native Aqua), all PPC Mac support was officially dropped from's web site and only Intel Macintosh versions were made available to the general public. - No PPC 3.x versions were officially sanctioned or made publicly available from the web site.

However, the builder[s] of the Macintosh port, compiled PPC versions in parallel to the Intel version releases. This practice was kept up until changed hands and control of OpenOffice went over to Apache.

Owing to their now relative rarity, here are some of the native PPC version 3.x releases that I found to be particularly fast & stable when running on PPC OS X 10.4.x (Tiger). All have been archived using the built-in Mac OS X zip utility, use the same for best results when unzipping.

[Top DL]: OpenOffice version 3.1.1 (US English), build date: 2009:08:09
MD5 checksum & filename: 5881b6a5547c060673333927eca86048 *

[2nd DL]: OpenOffice version 3.2.1 (US English), build date: 2010:05:27
MD5 checksum & filename: 04c723620b8a2553857c85eb8b7fece6 *

[3rd DL]: OpenOffice version 3.3.0 (US English), build date: 2011:01:19 - This was the final build release made before development of was taken over by Apache to become "Apache OpenOffice", and all further PPC builds were halted.
MD5 checksum & filename: f2e11e8dbae6c3ecf1844456385d47cd *

The above DL's also contain additional native OOo Extensions, such as the PDF Import Extension for editing PDF in OOo Draw.

See also: LibreOffice (PPC), NeoOffice 3.1.2 (PPC)

Architecture: PPC

PPC OS X native, requires a PPC Mac OS X, 10.4 to 10.5.8

Older & new Intel native versions of OpenOffice are available from the official Apache OpenOffice web pages.


MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, August 22 - 10:25pm

YW. You have the US PPC version on this page (only the version 3.2, however) : Smile

But yes, unofficial or unreleased are very difficult to find... Sad Many things are lost, alas...

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, August 22 - 9:52pm

Olds versions could be found in the link below

Yes, of course, but not for the unofficial and unreleased PPC native OS X version 3.x OpenOffice (which is why this page is here).

Thanks for the links tho', as I see that not all countries were omitted from releasing 3.x PPC native versions at the time - France and Japan appear to have included PPC native versions with their 3.x releases.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, August 22 - 5:30pm

Olds versions could be found in the link below :

Additions could be found here :

Another link for choosing what you want downloading :


mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2017, August 22 - 11:54am

Sometimes they are more than just a few files but, yes, they could be collected into an archive and archived when the opportunity is there. More and more links to old stuff are disappearing.

semvalidade2006's picture
by semvalidade2006 - 2017, August 22 - 1:42am

Perhaps, we should all start uploading those files to MG, whenever we find it. Links are nice, don't use too much space. However, the linked object could disappear overnight without notice.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, August 21 - 10:40pm

Here are some nice additions (language packs and other language versions)

Sadly they have been removed. Copies of this rare event are becoming more and more difficult to source (in any language).

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2014, September 30 - 3:28am

Thanks MTT, that is an awesome upload

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by Kitchen2010 - 2014, September 29 - 6:39pm

Good job ! Smile I did not know there was PPC binaries of the 3.x series.