How to Install Latest LibreOffice in Ubuntu and other Linux

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Here’s a quick guide on how to install latest LibreOffice version in Ubuntu and other linux.

The free and open-source office suite, LibreOffice comes with two versions. The Fresh and Still version. The “fresh” version is for early adopters who want the latest bleeding-edge software tech. And the Still version is more stable and it may not include all the latest features but ideal for the production environment and serious work.

Install Latest LibreOffice in Ubuntu and other Linux

Remove pre-installed LibreOffice

The Ubuntu operating system and other Linux ideally comes with pre-installed LibreOffice. That might not be the latest one because of the distribution-specific release cycles. However, before you do a fresh install, you can remove the stock version of LibreOffice in Ubuntu and its related derivatives via the below command:

Open terminal and run below commands to remove the installed LibreOffice:

sudo apt remove –purge libreoffice*
sudo apt autoclean
sudo apt autoremove

Do a reboot, to make sure everything is okay (though you could skip this step).

Install via download

Go to the official download page. And download the “Fresh” version by choosing the type from the drop-down. For Ubuntu and other derivatives choose .deb file.

Download link for LibreOffice Fresh
Download link for LibreOffice Fresh

After the download, extract the files and you should see all the packages like below.

Extracted LibreOffice DEB files
Extracted LibreOffice DEB files

Now, open a terminal at the same location of the extracted files and run below commands.

sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Install LibreOffice via dpkg
Install LibreOffice via dpkg

Wait for the installation to finish. After completion, you can find the LibreOffice via application menu.

Latest LibreOffice in Menu
Latest LibreOffice in Menu

This should complete the steps to install the latest LibreOffice.

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Install via PPA

After reboot, open terminal again and add below PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

And finally run below commands to install the latest LibreOffice 5.4 series from this official PPA.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install libreoffice

Once installed, you can launch LibreOffice via Dash search.

LibreOffice 5.4.2 Running in Ubuntu
LibreOffice 5.4.2 Running in Ubuntu

Feel free to leave a comment if you are facing trouble installing latest LibreOffice.

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